SCC top scholars Ava Munson and Carol Moy receive national honors

Saturday, March 27, 2010

By Donna Myers, PIO, Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College honor students Ava Munson and Chung Nga (Carol) Moy received a lot of attention at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College, Thursday, March 25, 2010. The two scholars received special recognition from Governor Chris Gregoire for being named a New Century Scholar and a Gold Scholar, respectively. They are the first Shoreline students to receive these national awards.

Munson, who is committed to pursuing positive and lasting social change, was recognized by the governor for being named a New Century Scholar. The award is given to the top ranking member of each state team and brings a $2,000 scholarship along with national recognition. Munson will be featured in the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Community College Times and in the Community College Journal as well as on the Phi Theta Kappa website. The award is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and the AACC.

Munson was unable to attend the event as she is working with Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic during her spring break. Her professor and mentor, Dr. Kenneth Lawson accepted the award on her behalf. 
Moy, an immigrant from Hong Kong, was one of only 50 students from across the country to be named a Gold Scholar. She will also be listed in the April 2010 issue of the USA Today newspaper and will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Moy also received a $250 scholarship from the Washington State Employees Credit Union.

The two also received $500 scholarships from the Northwest Education Loan Association as members of the state team.

“I could not be prouder of the academic accomplishments and the work that these students have done at the college and in the community,” said Shoreline CC President Lee Lambert.

Munson and Moy were two of 63 college students honored at the annual event sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa for outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills and community service.

Background story on Munson
Background story on Moy  


catspinster March 27, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

Ava is really one of the most awesome people I've worked with in the Shoreline Community College Library. I'm honored that she's one of our students! Claire Murata

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