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Issaquah student honored at Bellevue College

Issaquah resident Casey Pinckney, a second-year student at Bellevue College, has been named a 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for community college students.

Pinckney is the fourth BC student since 2010 to earn a Coca-Cola scholarship. Additionally, she has been named to the All-Washington Academic Team for their academic performance and community service.

As a Bronze Scholar, Pinckney will receive a $1,000 scholarship and recognition in the April 23 issue of USA Today. As members of the All-Washington Academic Team, Pinckney will receive a $750 scholarship and is  in the running for selection to the All-USA Academic Team, which will be announced in April. Pinckney also received an additional $1,000 scholarship for being the fourth-ranked member of the team.

Pinckney, a mathematics major, has earned a perfect 4.0 GPA each quarter at BC and is on track to complete her associate’s degree in June. She serves as a volunteer math tutor to students and is the recipient of two BC honors: the Habib Mathematics Scholarship, awarded by the BC Foundation, and the Outstanding Calculus Student Award. She plans to transfer to a university in the fall.

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