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Two South Seattle College students were honored on Thursday, March 23 as members of the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team. Angela Flores and Chhavi Mehra were recognized at the 22nd annual state-wide community and technical college reception, with Washington Governor Inslee and South President Gary Oertli, held at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. The honorees were recognized based on their high academic achievements, community involvement and service to their colleges. Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, the 65 members of the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team represent all 34 community and technical colleges in the state. Each honoree receives a $250 scholarship from KeyBank.
Meet Angela Flores
Angela Flores’ curiosity for engineering began by repairing her family’s electronics. After a successful audio engineering career, she started working towards her A.S. degree in electrical engineering. She has served as president of Women in STEM and co-chair of the Queer-Straight Alliance, where she likes to “bring a deeper understanding of race, gender and sexual orientation to STEM fields.” She plans to pursue a B.A. in electrical engineering and become an audio hardware design engineer.
Angela was nominated by Ravi Gandham and Heidi Lyman. She has also been selected as a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar, chosen among 1,800 applicants to receive a scholarship of $1,250.
Meet Chhavi Mehra
An international student from India receiving her A.S. in communications, Chhavi says she now sees the world through cultural lenses by, “being exposed to different people and beliefs.” She is an advocate on campus, being involved in Phi Theta Kappa and the Service and Activity Fee Board. Chhavi plans to earn her B.A. in communications from Stanford University, and continue being a voice for under-represented communities as a future columnist for the New York Times.
Chhavi was nominated by Astrid Larsen and Jacob Rosales-Perez.
Congratulations Chhavi and Angela!