COTC Student Makenzie Thorpe Named to All-Ohio Academic Team

​​April 29, 2015 — Newark, OH — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) student, Makenzie Thorpe has earned All-Ohio Academic Team honors.​

Thorpe was selected as an All-Ohio Academic Third Team member and honored at the 19th Annual Recognition Luncheon held on April 23rd, 2015 in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. Recipients received a cash scholarship, medallion, certificate and pin for their achievements.

Thorpe, a resident of Centerburg, Ohio, participates in the Knox Initiative, a program that enables a student to earn credit toward both a high school diploma and an associate of science degree from COTC. Thorpe, who presently carries a 3.9 grade point average, will earn both upon graduation in May. She will continue her education with studies in Microbiology (Pre-Med) at The Ohio State University.

The All-Ohio Academic Team program provides statewide recognition and cash scholarships to outstanding two-year college students at Ohio's 23 community colleges.

To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the current academic year, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25. Winners are selected based on academic performance, leadership qualities and community service involvement. The program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited two-year college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty, and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC operates four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.