ITAWAMBA, Miss. (Press Release) — Itawamba Community College sophomore Sarah Guess of Hamilton is among 30 international Phi Theta Kappa members who will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer award presented by the honor society during NerdNation 2014, the annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Apr. 24-26.
Recipients will receive commemorative medallions and be honored during the Hallmark Awards Gala.
Guess is majoring in pre-nursing at ICC, where her activities and honors are president of the Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, HEADWAE honoree, 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar, PTK Regional Distinguished Officer, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, Hall of Fame, member of the ICC All-American Band, resident assistant, president’s list scholar, and recipient of academic, band and leadership scholarships. She is also is active in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and is a member of the choir at New Salem Baptist Church. Guess is a 2012 graduate of Caledonia High School where her honors included highest honor graduate, Mississippi Scholar, Hall of Fame, Freeman Scholarship recipient, Mississippi Link award and Special Honor Roll awards. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Gina Guess.
Distinguished Chapter Officers are nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process and are chosen based on demonstration of leadership, promotion of Honors in Action, other engagement in the Society and enthusiasm for the Hallmarks of the Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship). They were selected by a panel of judges from more than 450 nominees internationally.