Four MSJC Phi Theta Kappa students were chosen by the Community College League of California to be part of the All-California Academic 1st team and were recognized by the state Legislature.
MSJC students Gina Guglielmana of Menifee, Hemet residents Alisha King and Ashley Henley, and Joseph Stacy of Wildomar achieved a 1st team recognition status. The All-California Academic teams are ranked in three levels, with the 1st team being the highest level of achievement.
Students from across the state participated in the event and attended a ceremony on March 21, 2011 at the Sacramento Convention Center and received medallions of honor and certificates for their accomplishments. Legislators also recognized them during a Senate Floor Session in the State Capitol Building.
Judges from Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society, used grades, leadership, and community service accomplishments to determine their selection to the All-California first, second, and third teams. Collectively, the students chosen to be on the teams represent some of the best of the 3 million community college students in California.
During the event, two MSJC students were among only 50 nationwide to receive Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarships. Joseph Stacy was named as a Gold Scholar and received a $1,500 scholarship. Ashley Henley received the Silver Scholar recognition and ra $1,250 scholarship.