College Announces All-Oregon Academic Team Scholars

Clatsop Community College Students Jennifer Challis and Thomas Stewart have been selected as the CCC 2013 All-0regon Academic Team Scholars. Academic Team Scholars are selected annually from each community college in Oregon based on excellence in the classroom, intellectual curiosity, service to the college and community, and their ability to share their talents with others.

Ms. Challis is a resident of Long Beach, WA. She started attending CCC when she was 16, and earned her first Associate’s degree at 18, graduating with High Honors. She is currently working toward a second Associate’s degree with the intention of transferring to a technical school and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in engineering with a focus in renewable energy.

Mr. Stewart is an Astoria resident, originally from Austin, TX. He is a USCG Active Duty Veteran who participated in search and rescue missions and law enforcement operation on the Columbia River Bar. Following active duty, he began his college education at CCC pursuing an Associate of General Studies degree in order to begin a career in allied health.

Both students will be honored with a trip to Salem in April where they will attend a brunch with other All-Oregon Academic Team Scholars, and meet Governor John Kitzhaber, who will present the Scholars with medallions recognizing their achievements. The students will be accompanied by CCC President Lawrence Galizio.

All-Oregon Academic Team Scholars receive a $1,000 Oregon transfer scholarship, and are also nominated for national recognition as a member of the “All-USA Today Academic Team” and the “Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team.”

CCC Math Instructor Liz Hylton coordinates the All-Oregon Academic Team selection process, which is sponsored by the Oregon Community College Association. Please direct inquiries to: Liz Hylton, 503-338-2507.

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Jennifer Challis and Thomas Stewart, CCC 2013 All-Oregon Academic Team Scholars
Photograph of Jennifer Challis

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