Farmington area students win awards, honors

Farmington Hills residents inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Alissa Arden and Andrea Steinke, both of Farmington Hills, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Arden was initiated at Michigan State University; Steinke is pursuing a degree in Foreign Languages at United States Military Academy. The women are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership

Harrison students qualify for national HOSA Competition

A group of Harrison High students finished among the top eight in Michigan’s HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) state:

Reina Okada – Nurse Assisting
Julia Trautmann – Epidemiology
Natalie Nordan – Knowledge Test – Behavioral Health

These Harrison students earned medals at States and qualify to attend the National Competition in June:

Veena Thamilselvan – Gold Medal Biomedical Lab Science Event
Yashasvini Nannapuraju – Bronze Medal – Medical Reading Event
Riyah Shah – Silver Medal – Medical Innovation Event
Likitha Nimmagadda – Silver Medal – Medical Innovation Event
Vibhawari Deshpande – Silver Medal – Medical Innovation Event

Harrison High junior named Bank of America Student Leader

Edwin Marples, Harrison High School junior, has been selected as a 2016 Bank of America Student Leader.

As part of this leadership program, Marples will participate in an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit organization identified by Bank of America and will participate in the 2016 Bank of America Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., July 10-15.

To be eligible for this Student Leadership experience, students must be juniors or seniors and in good standing at their school, complete an online application and obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or school administrator, as well as be able to attend the Leaders Summit and participate in the eight-week paid internship. This all-expense-paid summit will include 220 other student leaders from across the country, and will focus on inspiring others, gaining additional tools to develop and apply leadership skills, and lead positive change.