NSC Student Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Veronica Carpenter

Veronica Carpenter

Veronica Carpenter, a student at North Seattle College, has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized in both local and statewide ceremonies and will also be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst, April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida.

Carpenter, who is working on her associate degree and is an active member of North’s PTK chapter, says her greatest motivation to succeed stems from learning about obstacles facing others and helping them overcome. It’s something she’s done since she was little, starting with volunteering at her father’s nonprofit to teach piano to students with disabilities. The North Seattle College student plans to continue helping others by working as a computer programmer. Her goal as a future programmer is to use technology to make education more convenient, accessible and fun.

In addition to being on the Coca-Cola Academic team, Carpenter was recently selected as one of only 59 students in the state of Washington to be on the 2019 All-Washington Academic Team. Students on the team are recognized annually at a reception for their high academic achievement, community involvement and service to their campus.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.

 

 

Posted on: March 7th, 2019 at 14:18:43

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