Four Polk State College students have received statewide academic honors, and one of those has received a national scholarship from Coca-Cola.
Earlier this month, the Florida College System, comprised of Polk State and 27 other public colleges, announced its 2015 All-Florida Academic First and Second Teams. The All-Florida Academic Team recognizes students for outstanding academic achievements, community service and leadership.
Polk State Students Carylanne Joubert, Dundee, and Christina Urbina, Winter Haven, were named to the All-Florida Academic First Team, while Jennifer Bivins and Animesh Patel, both of Lakeland, were named to the All-Florida Academic Second team.
In addition, Joubert was selected as a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation selects only 50 Silver Scholars from around the nation. Winners are chosen based on academic excellence, community service and leadership. As a Silver Scholar, Joubert will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
The All-Florida Academic Team was honored last week at a ceremony in Tallahassee. The event fell in the middle of what Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed Florida College System Month, in honor of the great work Florida’s 28 public colleges are doing to prepare students for future success.