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Adams inducted into Beta Pi Tau chapter
Joan Adams was inducted into the Beta Pi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Gateway Community and Tech College on April 24.
Established in 1918 by two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world. The society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Students must rank in the top 20 percent of the class to be invited to membership in Phi Theta Kappa and must maintain high academic standing during their enrollment in the two-year college. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.7 million members and 1,100 chapters located in 50 United States, United States territories, Canada, and Germany. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges. The Society holds membership in the prestigious Association of College Honor Societies as the general scholarship honor society representing two-year colleges.
Adams, majoring in health related professions, is married to Paul (Marty) Adams of Williamstown.
Local students named Governor Scholars
Several local students recently were selected for the Kentucky Governor Scholars program.
At Grant County High School, the students chosen were Ryan Eldridge and Jennifer Ratcliff with Cody Murphy selected as an alternate.
Williamstown Senior High students picked for the program include Claire Butler, Andrew Shields, Miles Fortner and Sara Moreland.
The Governor Scholars program is a five-week residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior years of high school.
Burgess named to honor society
Timothy Joseph Burgess II has been asked to join the Georgetown College branch of eta sigma phi the National Honor Society for study of the Classics, founded in 1914. He has met the qualifications by earning an A or B in the study of Latin or Classical Greek at the 102 level or above. This is Burgess’ fourth National Honor Society since he entered Georgetown College. The initiation ceremony time and date will be announced later.
Burgess is a political science major, with a minor in English. He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown, and the grandson of Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge and Helen Burgess of Williamstown.