Northwest 2018 All-Mississippi Academic Team Honorees recognized

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SENATOBIA, MS (04/10/2018) Northwest Mississippi Community College students Elma Andrade of Nesbit, William Watson of Southaven, Daniel Locke of Oxford, Sydney Osbarn of Oxford, Haley Appleton of Sardis and Jamison Payne of Courtland were honored on March 28 for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Mississippi Academic Team.

Northwest student Sidney Sykes of Marks was honored as one of two STEM scholarship recipients from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Phi Theta Kappa, recieving a $2,250 award.

During the All-Mississippi Academic Team Recognition Luncheon held at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, the students were individually recognized for their academic accomplishments and were presented with a medal.

Andrade, who is taking general college classes at the DeSoto Center to prepare for a degree in nursing, was recognized as an All-Mississippi first team honoree. The all-Mississippi second team honoree from the DeSoto Center was Watson, who is studying management information systems. From the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center, the second team honorees were Locke, who is studying exercise science and Osbarn, who is studying communicative disorders. The second team honorees from the Senatobia campus were Appleton, who is studying nursing and Payne, who is studying accounting.

Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears serves on the steering committee for the event, and served as chairman of the committee for several years.

PTK is an international scholastic and leadership honor society for two-year colleges. Members are eligible for scholarships at universities throughout the nation.

Each two-year college in Mississippi may nominate two students per campus to the All-Mississippi Academic Team. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.

Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students were honored on March 28 for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team. Pictured (l to r) are Richie Lawson, vice president for Education; Elizabeth Harvey, Matthew Johnson, Dawn Stevens and Judy Barham, advisers; Daniel Locke of Oxford, second team; Elma Andrade of Nesbit, first team; William Watson of Southaven, second team; Sydney Osbarn of Oxford, second team; Sidney Sykes of Marks, TVA-STEM scholarship recipient; Jamison Payne of Courtland, second team; Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears and Patsy Gardner and Kristin Watson, advisers. Not pictured, Haley Appleton of Sardis, second team. (Photo by Amy Gazzo, Southwest Mississippi Community College)