Five local students — two from Chattanooga State and three from Cleveland State — have been honored with their high-achieving peers on the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team.
Justin Sam Abraham and Hannah Leigh Jones, of Chattanooga State, and Nathanael Dimond, Yvette D. Krupansky, and Abhi Mistry of Cleveland State, were among 28 students honored Tuesday in Nashville, according to a news release.
Each student – many accompanied by their state senators and representatives – were recognized and presented with medallions during the luncheon at War Memorial Auditorium.
Later they toured the State Capitol and met with Gov. Bill Haslam.
The release said the honorees are pursuing a variety of degrees and careers, including aerospace engineering, mechatronics, medicine, civil rights law, social work, biomolecular engineering, and psychology. Most intend to transfer to four-year universities to continue their educations and several intend to pursue graduate degrees.
"Each year, I am greatly impressed by the hard work, dedication and commitment these students have exhibited at their colleges," said Dr. Flora W. Tydings, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents. "They've achieved a high degree of success, not only in the classroom, but they've made significant contributions to their communities through their volunteer efforts and leadership skills."