Photo from left: Michael Wong, Thanh Nguyen, Martha Marquez, Mei Ling Lai, Xiaowen Cai, Sufang Tan, Michele Huang.

Skyline College’s Omicron Theta Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society achieved the distinction of Five Star Status for 2018. This is the 18th consecutive time since the chapter was chartered in November 1999 that the chapter has earned the highest status awarded by Phi Theta Kappa.

To achieve the five-star level, members must do scholarly research and develop and implement a service project on the Honors Study Topic. Additionally, they must develop and implement a College Project, specifically for the benefit of the College.

At the Nevada/California Regional Convention this past weekend, Beta Theta Omicron’s officers received the Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award for demonstrating an exceptional atmosphere of teamwork, leadership abilities, and promotion of a scholarly Honors in Action project.

Current co-president Xiaowen Cai and past-president Mei Ling Lai each received the Regional Scholar Award. This award is based on an essay on the Honors Study Topic and the student’s transcript. Xiaowen and Mei Ling tied in the judges’ evaluations.

Xiaowen and Mei Ling accept the CPRS award.

Mei Ling and Xiaowen also went to the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) Banquet to receive the Champions of the Community Award that CPRS presented to Beta Theta Omicron. South San Francisco nominated the chapter for their continued commitment to helping senior citizens achieve computer literacy.

Article by Christine Case

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