The highest-achieving students at Southwestern Community College were honored in the annual Academic Awards Ceremony on April 23 in Myers Auditorium.
Among the honorees were 37 students who received “high honors” for maintaining a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.
Matthew Draughon of Cullowhee was named the N.C. Community College System Academic Excellence award recipient. The Charlie McConnell New Century Scholar Award went to Celina Nations of Whittier.
Susan Burrell of Sylva won the Bob Scott Leadership Award, named after the former N.C. governor who also served as president of the state’s community college system for 12 years.
Lyle Pressley of Cashiers, Kayla Sloan of Sylva, Dereka Taylor of Sylva and Dolores Taylor of Cherokee were honored as “Students of Distinction.”
To qualify for the “Academic Honors” portion of the program, each student had to earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit within the last four years by the end of the fall semester at SCC, be enrolled in the spring semester and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.
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