Edison State Community College students Sarah Gilliam (Troy), Sophia Markley (Troy), Devan O’Connell (Sidney), and Jayla Pothast (Versailles) have been honored with a place on the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team for 2021. These four Edison State students join 73 students from Ohio’s community college system honored with scholarships for their excellence in academics, leadership, and community service. A ceremony to recognize this year’s award winners was held virtually as part of Community College Month in Ohio.
“Ohio’s community college students know that our campuses provide a welcoming environment for students to thrive and succeed,” said Jack Hershey, president and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC). “We are so proud of these students, our best and brightest, for their academic excellence and we look forward to seeing them become leaders in their careers.”
The All-Ohio Academic Team program is a collaboration between the OACC, Phi Theta Kappa national honor society, and Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., the event sponsor.
College faculty, staff, and leaders nominated these top-performing students. Students recognized as first-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members earn $500 scholarships, and third-team members receive $250 to assist students transferring on to four-year universities to complete their bachelor’s degree requirements. The All-Ohio Academic Team also includes high-achieving students who are planning to move directly into the workforce.