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2019 All-Florida Academic Team Award Luncheon April 4-6, 2019
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Orlando, Florida
The 2018 All-Florida Academic Team announced!
First and second team list.
Each year, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes the most outstanding students in the Florida College System based on academic achievement, leadership and service to the community by naming them to the All-Florida Academic Team. Students are nominated by their respective colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by the PTK Honor Society. PTK also distinguishes the top 30 students of each class by selecting them to the All-Florida First Team based on rating in competition throughout the state.
The Florida College System, in conjunction with the PTK Florida Region, hosts an annual event to recognize the All-Florida Academic Team. Students are honored at an awards ceremony during which each student is presented with a medallion. The Florida College System is proud to honor this year's team during April, which has been proclaimed by Governor Rick Scott as Florida College System Month.
2018 Phi Theta Kappa Scholars:
2018 All-USA Team Award & Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar
Student Name: Luis Flores Mesias
College: Hillsborough Community College
Chapter: Phi Chi Chapter
Mesias has the unique distinction of being selected as both a member of the 2018 All-USA Academic Team and the 2018 Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar for Florida, a result of having the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in the State of Florida. As a member of the All-USA Academic Team he is one of only 20 others in the United States. He is one of only 100 students recognized across the United States as a Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Mesias earned a $5,000 scholarship as a member of the All-USA Community College Academic team and $2,000 as Florida’s Coca-Cola New Century Scholar.
Coca-Cola New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar
Student Name: Shanta Bacchus
College: Valencia College
Chapter: Phi Phi Chapter
The New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship recognizes the achievements of workforce-ready students and provides scholarships to complete their associate degrees, obtain the necessary certifications and purchase the tools or other trade-specific items needed to enter the workforce. Fifty students from across the nation will be recognized. Shanta Bacchus is currently pursuing an Associate in Science in Office Administration from Valencia College and will receive a $1,250 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa.
Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team
The Coca-Cola Community Academic Team is selected annually by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation to recognize outstanding leadership, service to the community and academic excellence. Gold scholars are awarded with a $1,500 scholarship, silver scholars receive a $1,250 scholarship and bronze scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship.
o Michaylla Boring, Eastern Florida State College
o Jennifer Smalley, Northwest Florida State College
o Ann Brown, Chipola College
o Michidael Ceard, Miami Dade College
o Medjyna Moreau, Broward College
o Summer Chrzescian, Florida SouthWestern State College
o Estefany Rivas Ortiz, Hillsborough Community College
o Monique Ruiz, Miami Dade College
o Erika Weaver-Coleman, South Florida State College
o Felipe Zwanzger, Miami Dade College