By Kevin Harvison
A group of 29 high-achieving Eastern Oklahoma State College students were recently inducted into the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa during a campus ceremony in Wilburton. Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges. The organization seeks to foster scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. Membership is based on academic achievement and is granted by invitation only. To qualify for membership, students must have completed 12 to 29 hours of associate degree course work with a cumulative 3.75 grade point average or more than 30 credit hours with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average. Pictured at the event front row from left are, Dustin Welch, McCurtain; William Sanders, Gowen; Ronald Winningham, Krebs; London Runyon, Wilburton; Felecia Jeffers, Hugo; and second row, Korey Kinsey, Wilburton; Lecie Murray, Caddo; Cynthia Smith, McAlester; Kaylea Buie, Eufaula; Jeannette Gonzalez, Wilburton; Trish Larson, Eufaula; Jola Meisca, McAlester; Charitee Evans, Wilburton; Jesseka Hanzel, McAlester; and third row, Payton Hokit, Hartshorne; Shelly James, McAlester; Taylor Odom, Red Oak; Jacob Pinegar, McAlester; and back row, John Gockel, Wilburton; Hanna Barney, Claremore; Keifer Shearer, Broken Bow; Andrea Wimberly, McAlester; Shelly Joiner, McAlester; Ashton Forwoodson, Wilburton; Glen Kenderick, Wilburton and Stacy Mitchell, McAlester. Also inducted, but not in attendance were Kayla Denike, McAlester; Ashley Jones, Midwest City; and Stijn Von Der Meer, Wilburton.