English named academic scholar

English named academic scholarCERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Chance English has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

“We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators.

Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

Chance English of Boron aspires to operate his own multimedia business. He will graduate in May with six degrees. He has been accepted by six four-year schools and will decide which to attend in the fall.

English’s other achievements include the Eagle Scout rank, Phi Theta Kappa All-California Academic 1st Team, Awana Citation Award, Antelope Valley Press Future Leader, CCCC President’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, CCCC President’s List, Soaring High Award (NASA Robotics 2008) and National Merit Scholar finalist.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.

“Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”

Pictured: Chance English receives his award from Adrienne Grey (left) of the Community College League of California Board of Trustees and Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner (right), president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa — Photo courtesy of Western Media Imaging

Story First Published: 2019-05-10