Tri-C’s Isabel Ruiz-Flint Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
Solon resident one of 12 honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Isabel Ruiz-Flint of Solon was one of a dozen 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. Seventy-three 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.
Ruiz-Flint, who received first-team honors, graduated from Tri-C in December with a flawless 4.0 GPA and an Associate of Arts degree. She plans to transfer to a four-year school this fall to study public relations.
The Solon High School senior attended Tri-C through the state’s College Credit Plus dual enrollment program. She balanced a full class schedule with pageant competitions and won the North American Miss Junior Teen title in 2019.
The All-Ohio honor follows her selection as a national 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Eastern Campus.
Ruiz-Flint joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Charese Harrison of Maple Heights (first team) and Nicole Kaib of North Royalton (third team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Jameelah Johnson of Cleveland (third team) and Stellah Ottichilo of Cleveland (third team)
- Western Campus: Geri Bakushi of Lakewood (first team), Tavia Pearson of Cleveland (third team) and Janice Willier of New Orleans, Louisiana (third team)
- Westshore Campus: Sara Alnaasan of North Olmsted (first team), Kylie Cianciolo of Fairview Park (first team), Lindsay Gunn of Bay Village (third team) and Catherine Parchem of Westlake (third team)
First-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members get $500 scholarships and third-team members $250. Team members are recognized by the state in April as part of 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 29, 2021
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