ECCC students named to All Mississippi Academic TeamBy ECCC MEDIA RELATIONS,
East Central Community College sophomores Rebekah Scitzs of Collinsville and Marzell Triplett of Forest were named to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa Community and Junior Colleges All-Mississippi Academic Team.
The All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team recognizes scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in the state’s two-year colleges.
Scitzs, a nursing major, was one of 15 students named to the First Team. She received a $1,000 scholarship.
A Dean’s List scholar, she is a member of the ECCC Cheerleading Squad, vice president of research for Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and a member of Warrior Corps student recruiting group, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and EC Students for Life. Scitzs was recently selected Miss ECCC by vote of the student body.
A graduate of West Lauderdale High School, she is the daughter of Steve and Dianne Scitzs.
Triplett, a computer science major, was one of 48 students named to the Second Team.
A Dean’s List scholar, he is vice president of scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and a member of Warrior Corps student recruiting group, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Astronomy Club, Engineering Club, and Alpha Alpha Epsilon.
Triplett is a graduate of Sebastopol Attendance Center and the son of Melvin Triplett and Rachel Clark.
They will be honored along with other outstanding community and junior college students from across the state during an event in Jackson on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Both honorees received medallions, certificates, and printed resolutions from the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives.
The All-Mississippi Academic Team program is coordinated by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the Mississippi Community College Board.