Polk’s May Graduates Included 33 from Honors Program

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Polk State College’s spring graduating class included 33 students who earned the Honors Program distinction on their diplomas.

Polk State began its Honors Program in 2005 to offer smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips, priority registration, and numerous scholarship opportunities. In the years since it launched, the Honors Program has grown steadily, and this semester’s graduating Honors class was the largest yet.

To qualify for the program, students must meet certain grade-point average requirements and score highly on tests such as the ACT or SAT.

Graduates of the program have completed at least 18 credit hours with the Honors Program designation. Graduates receive the Honors Program distinction on their transcripts and diplomas. 

Honors graduates included:

Zamani Aziz, Poinciana
Elizabeth Bernhauser, Lakeland
Amber Crews, Bartow
Marcus Dupont, Winter Haven
Olivia Fleming, Auburndale
Amani Flood, Winter Haven
Zachary Fortunato, Winter Haven
Vincent Fuillerat, Lakeland
Marcelino Galarza, Frostproof
Briana Garza, Frostproof
Malia Hafner, Winter Haven
Caleb Haynes, Winter Haven
Jessica Hosegood, Lakeland
Raani Islam, Winter Haven
Austin Jameson, Winter Haven
Jessica Killingsworth, Lakeland
Mert Koka, Lakeland
Marigrace Leeman, Lakeland
Currie Ann Littleton, Winter Haven
Christopher Luke, Winter Haven
Cassandra Malouta, Lakeland
Gina-Lou McKinney, Lakeland
Marc Mendoza, Winter Haven
Nayelin Menendez, Haines City
Kilee Phelps, Winter Haven
Marimar Rios, Winter Haven
Cedriss Saint-Louis, Winter Haven
Carolyn Savage, Auburndale
Sydney Smith, Winter Haven
Giuseppe Torregrossa, Auburndale
Amanda Tripp, Winter Haven
Ashley Valdez, Lakeland
Samona Weller, Lakeland

Polk State marked its 110th commencement on May 8.