Six MCC students earn spots on All-Missouri Academic Team

Six Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2017 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association.

Forty community college students from across the state received the honor. MCC’s winners:

First Team (10 honorees; $500 scholarships):


Second Team (10 honorees; $350 scholarships):

  • Jackson Daniel  of Kansas City North, MCC-Blue River
  • Ashley Winslow of Lee’s Summit, MCC-Longview
  • Rapulu Okolo of Kansas City, MCC-Penn Valley


Third Team (20 honorees; $250 scholarships):

  • Jessica Muraski of Kansas City, MCC-Penn Valley
  • Lilian Odom of Lee’s Summit, MCC-Longview

The All-Missouri Academic Team will be honored at MCCA’s spring awards luncheon, which recognizes outstanding students and instructors. That event will be April 12 in Columbia.

Students are selected for the All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic honor society for community college students. Students are nominated by their campus’ PTK adviser and must complete an application.

Missouri was the first state in the nation to honor outstanding Phi Theta Kappa scholar-leaders with a state academic team program.  The tradition began in 1994, and today three dozen other states have adopted the idea.

Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine countries.