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‘All Stars’ shine at Colorado Northwestern Community College

Sasha Nelson
Crystal Walker is the founder and administrator of CNCC's "Lunch and Learn Program

— Student achievers from across Colorado’s Community College System were inducted into the “All Colorado Academic Team” on March 8 in Denver, including two students from CNCC.

Crystal Walker represented CNCC Craig campus where she founded and runs the CNCC “Lunch and Learn” program and is student body president.

“Crystal is a dedicated scholar who aspires to positively impact her community. With the support of her family, she is expected to continue to sustain a stellar grade point average and never stop expanding her knowledge base,” according to a news release provided by the college.

Teague Crane represented CNCC Rangely campus where she is studying Equine Studies and Management and was recently recognized as “CNCC Athlete of the Week” for both her academic performance as well as her skills as a competitor on the rodeo team.

“In one of her events, the breakaway, she is ranked in the top 20 in the nation and second in the region. Notably, she holds the highest GPA on the team,” the news release said.

Both Walker and Crane will graduate in May then transfer to Universities to pursue four-year degrees.

All Start students were honored during a luncheon presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union of Colorado attended by members of the Colorado General Assembly, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges, top community college philanthropists and the honorees and their guests.

Phi Theta Kappa — the largest honor society of two-year colleges — started the “All Colorado Academic Team” 19 years ago to recognize community college student-society members for their academic achievements and services to communities.

This year, 37 students from across Colorado were recognized.

“Many of these 37 high-performing inductees have transcended adversity to turn their community college experiences into a springboard to becoming the community and workforce leaders our state will depend upon,” said Colorado Community College System President Dr. Nancy J. McCallin in the news release.

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