HCC student receives national award

Hagerstown Community College student Megan Lewis, of Smithsburg, has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

(October 4, 2016)— Hagerstown Community College student Megan Lewis, of Smithsburg, has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

This scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members with financial resources for educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college. Recipients are selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 1,100 applicants. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

Lewis, 19, will graduate in the spring of 2017 with an associate degree in early childhood education. After graduating, she plans to transfer to Frostburg State University at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown to obtain a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education. She ultimately wants to teach at a local elementary school.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Leaders of Promise Scholarship program by providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Leaders of Promise Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territorial possessions, and eight sovereign nations. More than three million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

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