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PTK Wins 16 Regional Awards

Omicron Psi, the Grayson College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, was recognized with 16 regional awards recently. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Awards were given based on leadership and undergraduate research as well as writing. 

“I am so proud of the progress that Omicron Psi made this year,” 2019-2020 Texas Regional President Lavada Burse said. “The Texas Regional Convention is the culmination of Texas’ Regional events for the year. It showcases all of the hard work that every chapter across Texas has put in for 2019.  Not only do we get to fellowship with most chapters across the state of Texas, but we get to celebrate their success as well as our own. It was my honor to represent them as their Texas Regional President. Congratulations to all of our chapter winners.” 

The awards include –

Texas Top Chapter, Ranked #5 in the Region

Continued Excellence Chapter (Top Chapter for 3 years)

Honors in Action Theme Award of Distinction (Top entry in Theme 9)

College Project Award of Merit

Distinguished Advisor Team – Mary Linder and Dr. Molly Harris

Hall of Honor for Officers – Kassandra Garcia and Alison Earnhart

Distinguished Officer Team - Lavada Burse, Alison Earnhart, Bijay Phuyal, Ana Ferreira, Abby Flores, Kassandra Garcia, Storm Anderson

Continued Excellence Award for Advisors - Mary Linder and Dr. Molly Harris

Friend of Texas Award - International Student Advisor Brad McClenny

Hall of Honor for Administrators – Dean of Instruction and Workforce Education, Dr. Chase Machen

District II Hall of Honor – Alison Earnhart, Bijay Phuyal, Ana Ferreira, Storm Anderson, Abigail Flores, Hilton Hall and Angela Perry

Extemporaneous Speech Competition Winner - Kassandra Garcia

College Project Poster Competition Winner

College Project and Honors in Action Participation Award             


"This Convention is always a place of growth,” Chapter Presdient Kassandra Garcia said. “Yes, we get to celebrate our successes, but we also get to take on new challenges. 3 of us competed in the speech competitions, and we ran for Regional Office as a chapter. There's a lot that goes into ensuring we get every new experience possible, and making sure we can help our advisors as much as we can.”