All-Mississippi Academic Team
Six Co-Lin students were recently selected to the All-Mississippi Academic Team. They are pictured from left, Candice Tetlow of Natchez, Second Team Natchez Campus; Alex Hamilton of Florence, First Team Wesson Campus; Scout Algee of Florence, Second Team Simpson County Center; Carley May of Magee, Second Team Simpson County Center; and Kelsi Baldwin of Florence, Second Team Wesson Campus. Not pictured is Anna Kate Scott, Second Team Natchez Campus.
Forty-eight Mississippi community and junior college students have been named to the All-Mississippi Academic Team. The All-Mississippi Academic Team recognizes the scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of community and junior college students across the state of Mississippi. Fifteen students have been named to the First Team and each will received a $1,000 stipend. The All-Mississippi Academic Team was recognized at the State Capitol by the Mississippi Legislature and honored at a luncheon. The program is coordinated by The Clarion-Ledger, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges.
Each college is eligible to nominate two students per campus for the Academic Team Competition. From the nominations received, 20 First, Second and Third Team members will be selected. First Team members will each receive a $2,500 cash stipend and a commemorative obelisk from USA TODAY; will be recognized during the Phi Theta Kappa Presidents Breakfast at the AACC Convention in Washington, DC; and will be featured in USA TODAY international newspaper. Second and Third Team members will each receive an engraved medallion and will be listed in USA TODAY.
In addition, nominees may have the opportunity to receive recognition through the All-State Academic Team program, designed to provide the same type of recognition as the national teams, only on a state level.