Release Date: April 7, 2009
Contact: Dottie Krzyzanoski, Interim Vice President of Student Services, 425-388-9589; email@example.com
Two Everett Community College Students Named To
All-Washington Academic Team
EVERETT, WA – Everett Community College students Kelsey Musgrove and Nina Nikolova were honored March 26 by Gov. Christine Gregoire for becoming members of the Washington All-Academic Team.
The two are among 62 team members at the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. The award honors outstanding students who have a demonstrated commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities where they live.
Each will receive a $750 scholarship funded by the Northwest Education Loan Association and KeyBank, and are eligible for additional scholarships at Washington colleges and universities.
Musgrove, 17, of Stanwood is a biochemistry major with a 3.9 GPA who plans to attend medical school. She’s currently enrolled in EvCC’s ORCA (Ocean Research College Academy) program, an early college academy. She’ll earn both her high school degree and her associate’s degree in June.
When she isn’t conducting research on the environment of the Possession Sound, Musgrove volunteers at Providence Regional Medical Center, participates in the children’s literacy program, Reach Out and Read and plays select softball for Woodinville Reign. She plans to major in biochemistry at University of Washington, starting fall 2009.
Nikolova, 20, of Marysville is a business administration major. Her parents, who immigrated with her to the United States from Eastern Europe when she was 10 years old, stressed the value of higher education.
She is enrolled at EvCC, earning a 3.93 GPA while holding three part-time jobs to help pay for her education. She’s a member of EvCC’s honor society Phi Theta Kappa and the Junior Achievement Program. Her goal is to complete her bachelor’s degree in business administration, then pursue a master’s degree in finance at the University of Washington.