RCC honor society holds induction ceremony

Rappahannock Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on April 21 inducted more than 70 students during ceremonies at Essex High School.

The Alpha Lambda Omicron Chapter of the Society, which recognizes students at RCC succeeding academically, invites those with GPAs of 3.5 or higher to join and benefit from scholarship opportunities and acknowledgment in the program and schools, reported Mary Ashley Cline.

Students inducted on Friday came from the 12-county RCC service region, which includes those counties from the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, King George, New Kent and the surrounding areas. Inductees included full-time college students from all walks of life, as well as 37 dual enrollment students.

Speakers included Dr. Marty Brooks, Dr. Matt Brent and Kelly Cutchin, faculty advisors of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and Rep. Rob Wittman. After greeting and congratulating the new inductees, Rep. Wittman advised the students in their future paths.

“How you use [your education] to not only improve yourself but to help people around you, is the greatest value that I believe your education has,” he said.

The program concluded with the signing of the names by each new inductee, as well as the closing remarks by Rep. Wittman.

“I believe that your generation will be the generation that makes big changes that make a difference in who we are … as a world,” he said.

Newly inducted members from Lancaster County include *Jacob Bavuso, *Matthew Bavuso, *Roman Cutler, Asia Jones, *Erin-Darby McClain, *Zoe Nonnemacker, *Hannah Stout, and*Wilson Throckmorton.

Newly inducted members from Middlesex County include David Bayard, Jennifer Green, Marisa Jones and Suzanne Nester.

Newly inducted members from Northumberland County include *Shannon Baker, *Khadijah Bea, *Trinity Bea, Andria Brooks, *Collin Chinn, Miranda Clark, *Makenzie Kent, *Abigail Kiss, *Zoie Sadler, *Mackenzie Straughan, *Jerry Turner

Newly nominated members from Richmond County include *Anna Lewis, Dennis Norman and Mikayla Rapp.

Newly nominated members from Westmoreland County include Benjamin Christie, Bonnie Coates, *Alexia Hackett, Annette Hamilton, *David Wang and Shumeka Wise

* Student who is dually enrolled at RCC and a high school or home school program.