Two students travel to Topeka receive scholarships
On Feb. 16 Tayler Frederiksen and Whitney Austin traveled to Topeka to receive a scholarship through the Kansas All-State Academic Team, which is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Both are sophomores at Pratt Community College.
Each year, two students from each Kansas community college receive the scholarship. In order to be nominated a student must have a cumulative college-level GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and must have a community college record free of suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action.
To receive the scholarship at PCC, students had to apply by filling out an application and then the top six students were selected by a committee and went through an interview process.
“All of the candidates were great,” said Hannah Shaw, PTK advisor. “We had a strong pool and those two really stood out.”
During the day students got to visit the State Capital and 10, including Frederiksen, were recognized in front of the House of Representatives.
Frederiksen got the opportunity because she is the Vice President of the Western District of Kansas Regents of PTK.
Frederiksen, of Lakin, is in the nursing program at the college. Next year she plans to transfer to Missouri Valley College, where she will continue to play volleyball and get her nursing degree.
Austin, of Pratt, majors in social work and is planning on transferring to North Western Oklahoma State University.