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Vol State students named to All-Tennessee Academic Team

Submitted on February 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Skylar Hinton of Hendersonville and Shellie Leach of Old Hickory have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa is a national academic honors society. Volunteer State Community College has a chapter. The select group is chosen from community college students across the state. The students were honored during a reception in Nashville recently, where they met with area lawmakers.

Hinton has a 3.87 GPA and is pursuing an associate of science degree. She plans to continue on to dentistry school with the goal of becoming an oral surgeon. She has worked with Phi Theta Kappa and as a Supplemental Instruction group leader. Hinton also interns at Howard Dentistry. Her parents are Daina and Don Spisak of Hendersonville.

Leach holds a 3.73 GPA. She expects to graduate in May with an associate of science degree in university studies and an associate of arts degree in communication. She plans to transfer to university and pursue a career in nonprofit management. Leach is involved in several campus organizations including Honors, Phi Theta Kappa, National Society for Leadership and Success, Student Government Association, Settler student newspaper, and WVCP student radio station. She is married to Trent Leach and has two children.

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Pictured: Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey poses for a picture in the capitol with members of the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team

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