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BCC honor students travel to Topeka
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Barton Community College students chosen for the Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team were honored Thursday in Topeka. Pictured are, from left: Joanna White, Tiffany Salser, Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman, Jordan Klima and Holland Mosier. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.
Holly Mosier and Jordan Klima from the Great Bend campus, and Tiffany Salser and Joanna White from the Ft. Riley campus, all attended the award ceremony and luncheon, which included a keynote address from Kansas Association of Community College Trustees Executive Director Linda Fund.
Fund stressed the importance of life decisions to the assembled students.
“In the end we are our choices,” she said. “Make great ones.”
PTK is the international honor society for two-year colleges and symbolizes excellence in higher education. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to join PTK. The PTK group at Barton spends significant time sponsoring local events as well as volunteering to support others’ events.  
The students had to go through an application process and their applications were reviewed by an anonymous selection panel on their respective campuses. All four students will have a chance at being named to PTK’s All-USA Academic Team, which will be announced in March.
PTK All-Kansas Academic Team honorees earned medals and certificates to commemorate their achievement.