Three area students were recently inducted into the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa during a campus ceremony at Eastern State College in Wilburton.
Those who were honored included Connor Brady, Eufaula, Judah Owen, Eufaula, and Jakob Blackwell, Checotah.
The society was founded in 1918 and is recognized as the official honor society of associate- level institutions and programs. According to their website, Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is twofold: recognizing and encouraging academic achievement and providing opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership service and fellowship programming.
Eastern’s Theta Pi chapter upholds this mission by sponsoring a number of events and initiatives to serve their campus and community. These efforts include an annual Toys for Tots campaign and Voter Registration Drive. The chapter earned ten consecutive wins in the statewide registration drive prior to 2020.
Membership is granted by invitation once certain academic qualifications are met. To qualify, students must have completed 12 to 29 hours of coursework towards an associate degree with a cumulative 3.75 grade point average or more than 30 credit hours with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average.