WVC All-Washington Academic Team students to be honored April 21

April 20, 2021

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Heather CoffmanWenatchee Valley College students Heather Coffman and Kaila Harmier have been selected as WVC’s 2021 All-Washington academic team members. The students will be honored at the public board of trustees meeting at WVC on April 21.

The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state's finest higher education students. The students who make up the All-Washington (All-WA) Team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to the community. 

Kaila HarmierDuring the official statewide All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on April 15, Heather received a $1,000 scholarship and Kaila received $250. Both students will receive a $250 match from WVC at the board of trustees meeting.

After waitressing for years, Heather made the decision to switch careers to something she is passionate about. By earning her Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing, Heather hopes to provide a more comfortable life for her children while showing them the importance of doing work that is meaningful to them. Heather plans to help deliver babies and comfort new mothers by continuing her education and becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife.

When Kaila dropped out of college eight years ago, her mother was disappointed. Her mother had always been very supportive and wanted Kaila to get her education. Four years later, her mother died of cancer and Kaila made a commitment then to get her nursing degree. By keeping the promise she made to her mother, Kaila hopes to show her two daughters that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor two-year college students for their scholastic achievement and community and college service. The All-Washington Academic Team program has become the showcase for Washington's community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state's commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state's public community and technical colleges.


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