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Webb and Aguero-Curtis honored as All-Arizona Academic Team Scholars
By Jeanné Schaser
THATCHER, AZ— Two Eastern Arizona College students were honored on February 18 at the All-Arizona Academic Team luncheon in Mesa, alongside 61 other students from Arizona’s community colleges.
Jillian Aguero-Curtis and Jessica Richins Webb were part of an elite group of Arizona community college students who earned spots on the Fourteenth Annual All-Arizona Academic Team. They were chosen for recognition based on their academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community.
Both students received a citation from Governor Jan Brewer, a commemorative medallion, and an in-state tuition waiver for two years to the Arizona university of their choice. Aguero-Curtis, who placed as a First Team member, was awarded a $1000 scholarship check. Webb, who placed as a Second Team member, received a $750 scholarship check.
Webb is an Elementary Education major at EAC and intends to transfer to Northern Arizona University. She is a member of the Earth and Space Science Club as well as Phi Theta Kappa. She has been involved in the Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College (EAC’s student government) and counts receiving the Mayor’s Award as one of her honors.
Aguero-Curtis is a Dental Hygiene major at EAC and intends to transfer to Northern Arizona University as well. She is president of EAC’s branch of Phi Theta Kappa and is a member of the International Club.
Each student named to the All-Arizona Academic Team maintains at least a 3.5 grade point average, is in good academic standing, is working towards an associate degree, and is involved in campus or community volunteerism.
The All-Arizona Academic Team award program is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, as well as USA Today, and the American Association of Community Colleges.