The program recognizes and honors Washington’s finest higher education students. The students who make up the team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to their communities. The students will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at noon at South Puget Sound Community College.
Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor two-year college students for their scholastic achievement and community and college service.
Alex Zimpher gets a Running Start
Alex Zimpher is a Running Start student from Port Townsend High School and Peninsula College. He will be graduating in June with his high school diploma and Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree. He plans to transfer to a four-year university to major in Cybersecurity.
The Running Start program allows qualifying high school juniors and seniors to take college courses without paying tuition. Students can attend Peninsula College full time or take some classes at both their high school and the college. Either way, Running Start students meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits at the same time — tuition free.
Chloe Baldino pens her next chapter
Chloe Baldino graduated from the Associate of Arts program at Peninsula College in December 2022. Upon recent acceptance, she transferred to Whitman College to pursue a double major in Creative Writing and Film & Media Studies. She is currently in the process of writing a collection of poetry, and she hopes to channel her love for music and art into a career as a Creative Director or Production Manager, and eventually, a professor.
The Associate in Arts degree is a Direct Transfer Agreement designed for students who plan to transfer to a university after completing the first two years of study at Peninsula College. The degree is recommended for students who have not yet decided the field they will enter or the university they will attend. It gives students the broad background they need before beginning more specialized, upper-division courses and indicates that a student has completed a two-year liberal arts program.