PIQUA — Two Edison State Community College students have been named to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Ohio Academic Team. Keith Hoying, of Anna, and John R. Winemiller Jr., of Sidney, have been selected as two of this year’s 55 statewide recipients.
To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students are first nominated by their college president and must be eligible for graduation during the current academic year while holding a minimum 3.25 GPA. Winners are chosen on the foundation of academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and community service involvement.
“The application process and requirements to be placed on an All-Ohio Academic Team are rigorous,” said Scott Burnam, vice president of Student Affairs for Edison State.
“These students are representative of Edison State’s highest achievers academically and in service to their families and community. They also represent some of the breadth of diversity in our student population, from a still-current high-school student to a parent working a full-time job.”
Both Hoying and Winemiller were named to the All-Ohio Academic Third Team and received cash scholarships of $250, medallions, certificates, and pins, which were made possible through the generosity of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
Hoying is currently a senior at Anna High School and is taking College Credit Plus courses with Edison State. Upon graduating from high school, Hoying intends to transfer his college credits to the University of Toledo where he will work toward pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant. Outside of school, Hoying works full-time on his family farm, runs cross country, performs in drama, and provides direct care and driving assistance for Visiting Angels.
Winemiller is currently working toward obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Edison State. Upon graduating, Winemiller hopes to enter the workforce as an electrical engineer. Outside of college, Winemiller is a father of two who works full–time. Additionally, he is active in Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society for Leadership and Success.
A special ceremony will be held to recognize the All-Ohio Academic Teams in Columbus in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. The All-Ohio Academic Team is co-sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).