Special to The Ledger
Cheyanna Huston-McCrea and Haley Rose McInnis, two of Enterprise State Community College’s top academic students, have been nominated for the state of Alabama’s elite All-Alabama Academic Team.
Haley and Cheyanna were selected by ESCC faculty and staff to serve on the team. The criteria for selection across Alabama’s community colleges include students who “excel academically; demonstrate intellectual rigor in their course of study; show academic growth and potential; and use their two-year college education to better themselves, their college and their communities.”
All nominees are presented to the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for final selection. ESCC’s students joined other nominees for a special luncheon held in their honor on April 13, by the Alabama Community College System. As a result of their nomination, Cheyanna and Haley will each receive a $1,000 academic scholarship from the All-Alabama Academic Team Foundation.
Both Cheyanna and Haley were finalists in ESCC’s President’s Cup award, which is the highest honor the college awards to a current student.
Cheyanna is an education major at ESCC with a 3.6 GPA. She was listed on the Dean’s List between Fall 2015 and Fall 2017. She was listed as Who’s Who of Two-Year College Students in the Spring of 2017. She has been consistently listed as a college honoree for a GPA of 3.5 and higher. In addition to her curricular activities, Cheyanna is president of Phi Theta Kappa, and has also served in other capacities for the honor society, including as Vice President of Fundraising, President of College Project, Alabama Regional President, and a Division II Candidate for International Officer. She is also a community volunteer. Cheyanna works as an ESCC Mathematics Work Study. She plans to attend The University of Alabama to earn a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her goal is to teach Kindergarten or First grade.
Haley, an English Major at ESCC with a 3.919 GPA, is a past ESCC Academic Scholar, two-time President’s List and one-time Dean’s List student. In addition to her curricular activities, she is President of the Tau Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and of the Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success. She is also a member of the Alabama PTK region Outstanding Officer Team; a PTK Five Star Competitive Edge member, and recipient of the PTK Alabama region Hallmark award for Honors in Action Distinguished Theme. She is also a community volunteer. Haley works as an ESCC SSS tutor. Haley plans to attend Troy University and earn a bachelor’s degree in English. Her goal is to become a professional manuscript editor.