A record 34 Early College High School students from Tyler ISD joined Tyler Junior College’s Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa during its spring induction ceremony on Tuesday.
Students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or above are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges.
“This is the largest group of Early College High School students we have inducted at one time, and we are so very proud of their achievements,” said Gigi Delk, TJC professor and chapter faculty advisor. “We congratulate them on their hard work and commitment to academic excellence.”
Tyler ISD inductees included: Fatima Ali, Carla Andazola, Luz Aparicio, Angela Bravo, Shyllo Brewer, Denoshe Brown, Nayeli Carrillo, Jennyfer Castillo, Rasheed Cemanes, Candice Chua, Ashly Cortes, Alexa Flores, Lilliana Flores, Maela Frazier, Elizabeth Galindez, Sa’Naya Hill, Mya Horton, Maham Hussain, Joann Kong, Ryleigh Lewis, Jazmin Luna, Kaysie Mali, Aremi Martinez, Fermin Mendez, Mercy Nnaeme, Roselyn Ortiz, Zoey Ritter, Rita Rivera, Melissa Sanchez, Kileigh Sparrow, Mya Terry, Jennifer Valladares, Kyra Wetmore and Thomas Zavala.
TJC’s Early College High School initiative allows students to receive a high school diploma and an associate degree, or up to two years of college credit, by taking a mixture of high school and college classes.
Beginning as early as ninth grade, students can earn up to 60 hours of college credit while in high school, with the possibility of attaining their associate degree and high school diploma at the same time.