Elsa McKnight: All-Ohio Community College Academic Team
Lakewood resident one of 11 students honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Elsa McKnight of Lakewood was one of 11 students from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) named to the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team, which comprises top students at the state’s two-year schools.
The All-Ohio Academic Team recognizes student excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Sixty-nine students from across the state were selected for this year’s team on the basis of their outstanding records.
Tri-C had more students named All-Ohio than any other school.
McKnight, who received first-team honors, expects to graduate from Tri-C in May with an Associate of Arts degree. She plans to transfer to either Cleveland State University or Baldwin Wallace University in the fall to continue her education and work toward a career in accounting.
McKnight is an Honors Program student and member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at Tri-C’s Westshore Campus in Westlake. The single mother balances her classwork with family responsibilities and two jobs.
She also volunteers with the Edna House for Women in Cleveland, serving residents as a group activities facilitator and alumni as a communications officer.
McKnight joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Kevin Jones of Streetsboro (first team) and Megan Nakasen of Euclid (third team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Akili Maanda of Cleveland (third team) and Shlea Williams of Lakewood (third team)
- Western Campus: Helen Feudo of Parma (third team), Mariana Feitosa De Melo of Fairlawn (third team), John Pesarchick of Hinckley (third team) and Linda White of Middleburg Heights (third team)
- Westshore Campus: Norhan Abdelmaged of Westlake (third team) and Adolphe Musanga of Brook Park (first team)
First-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members get $500 scholarships and third-team members $250. A recognition program for team members will take place in Columbus on April 25 during Community College Month.
The All-Ohio Academic Team program is supported by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Honda of America Mfg. Inc.
April 08, 2019
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