Two Skyline College students were selected by the Community College League of California for the 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-California Academic Team. PTK recognizes the academic achievement of community college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders.
Grades, leadership, and community service determine selection to the All-California First, Second and Third Teams. The students selected represent some of the best of the two million students enrolled in California’s 116 community colleges. Students have undoubtedly faced many additional and unprecedented challenges over the last two years. The 2022 winners should be exceptionally proud of their achievements during these difficult times.
The Skyline College winners are members of the Beta Theta Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
Jack Ambrose grew up in Pacifica, working to strengthen his community while being employed at a summer surf camp and volunteering at various surf events. He has recently acquired a love for live music, and plans to take his talent for photography to become a photographer with an emphasis on the music industry. After struggling with his academics in high school, Jack decided to make school a priority during his time in community college and is proud of what he has been able to achieve academically. He is planning to continue his educational journey and transfer to the University of California, Los Angeles for a bachelor’s degree in Communication.
Amanda Sayaseng is a first-generation college student studying Computer Science at Skyline College and works as a Peer Instruction Leader. In addition to being a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Amanda is also a part of the Engineering and Tech Scholars cohort, Honors Transfer Program, and is the president of the Women in Science and Engineering Represent (WiSER!) club on campus. While her interests revolve around computer science and engineering, she is passionate about medicine and research. She would like to work at the intersection of medicine and engineering, finding ways to improve medical technology to make quality health care more affordable and accessible