Two BBCC Students on All-Washington Academic Team

BBCC students Shalon Gough and Anna Lutsyk

Two BBCC Students on All-Washington Academic Team

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend Community College students Shalon Gough and Anna Lutsyk have recently been chosen for the All-Washington Academic Team, an honor that recognizes both academic achievement and community involvement.

Sixty students, representing the state’s 34 community and technical colleges, were named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team. The program is in its 25th year.

Members of the team were recently honored during a virtual ceremony, where they heard from Gov. Jay Inslee and other keynote speakers. Gough and Lutsyk will be celebrated locally during the May BBCC Board of Trustees meeting.

Gough is currently in the college’s nursing program.

After Big Bend, she plans to transfer to a 4-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in pediatrics that will include hospice and palliative care.

Gough is a member of the Rho Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Lutsyk will graduate with her associate degree in chemistry this spring. She plans to transfer to Whitworth University in Spokane in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology, with the dream of continuing to medical school and becoming a physician.

Lutsyk has been an active member of the BBCC Engineering Club.

The annual recognition program is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa—the honor society for two-year colleges. Other sponsors include the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges, the Washington State Association of College Trustees, and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Each All-Washington Academic Team member received a $250 scholarship from KeyBank. Lutsyk was ranked in the top 16 and also received a $750 scholarship from Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU). 

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