Two Big Bend Community College students have been selected to the All-Washington Academic Team, an honor that recognizes both academic achievement and community involvement.
BBCC students John Johnson and Kevin Herbert were recognized as all-state scholars during a reception in Olympia on March 26. Gov. Jay Inslee, legislators (including Re. Tom Dent of Moses Lake) and college presidents attended.
"To celebrate academic excellence is always a pleasure," said BBCC President Terry Leas. "We are excited to showcase before lawmakers and media our brightest and best students - many of whom have overcome great obstacles."
Johnson is a 32-year-old Arizona transplant who used ran a cheese plant. He went on to earn his GED in Utah before attending BBCC. He has a 3.94 GPA and Big Bend and plans to graduate this spring. After graduation he will transfer to Washington State University to major in food science. He already has completes cheese-making short courses at WSU.