LCC PTK Earns High Honors at Region Convention

March 9, 2016
Labette Community College
Photo top row l to r: Maggie Renn, Megan Thompson, Kendall Elliott. 2nd row from top l to r: PTK Advisor Tammy Fuentez, Grace Workman, Abigail Dominguez. 1st row l to r: Kynzi Edings, Tanim Dillon, Rebakah Elliott, Sydney Pemberton.

Parsons, KS-The Labette Community College Tau Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa traveled to Manhattan, Kansas March 4-6th for the Kansas-Nebraska Region Convention.

LCC had 9 students and 1 advisor attend the convention to hear speakers on the Honors Study Topic and on Strengths Quest. Devin Henderson, a regular at the Kansas City Comedy Improv Club, also performed. Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, the new CEO of Phi Theta Kappa, and Yanik Etan, the International President, attended the convention.

The Tau Theta Chapter earned the following awards:

Chapter Awards
Five Star Chapter
Most Outstanding Chapter Runner Up
College Project Award Winner (for LCC Pantry)
Honors in Action Project Winner (for research project related to prosthetics and lack of insurance)
Great Idea Award Winner (for LCC Pantry)
Service Award Winner (for all of our service projects)
Sister Chapter Award, Honorable Mention

Individual Awards
Distinguished Chapter Officer Winner – Tanim Dillon
Distinguished Chapter Member Winner – Grace Workman
Distinguished Chapter Officer, Distinguished Recognition – Kynzi Edings
Distinguished Chapter Officer Team, Distinguished Recognition – Tanim Dillon, Kynzi Edings, Sydney Pemberton, Megan Thompson
Achievement in Literature Winner – Rebekah Elliott
Achievement in Literature, Distinguished Recognition – Tanim Dillon
Achievement in Literature, Distinguished Recognition – Robert Queen
Achievement in Art – Ceramics/Sculpture Honorable Mention - Sydney Pemberton
Achievement in Art – Ceramics/Sculpture Honorable Mention - Megan Thompson
Achievement in Art – Painting/Drawing Honorable Mention - Grace Workman
Five Star Competitive Edge Member – Tanim Dillon
Five Star Competitive Edge Member – Megan Thompson
Alumni Association Scholarship Winner – Kynzi Edings

Megan Thompson was elected as the Vice President of Kansas for the Kansas-Nebraska Region.

In April, we will travel to Washington D.C. for International Convention. Sydney Pemberton will be running for International Vice President of Division III. In addition, Tammy Fuentez will be serving as a facilitator for the pre-conference Honors Academy and as a presenter for an educational forum on officer training.

Phi Theta Kappa is an invitation-only international honor society for two-year colleges. Students must have a 3.25 or better GPA to be considered.

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