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Passport Winners Announced

Passport Winners Announced

Six Phi Theta Kappa members who attended NerdNation 2016 and participated in the first Passports Competition as a way to enhance their convention experience were randomly selected to receive $350 in scholarships.

All NerdNation attendees received a Passport in their registration bags upon their arrival in National Harbor, Maryland. The Passport contained a grid outlining the opportunities available at NerdNation, including the General Sessions, Educational Forums, Mini Sessions and more.

Attendees marked off places on the Passport that they visited and then submitted completed Passports to Phi Theta Kappa to be entered into a random drawing. 

Stella Cobbs of the Beta Rho Gamma Chapter at East Coast Polytechnic Institute (or ECPI University) in South Carolina was selected to receive a $100 scholarship for completing the Passport. Five finalists were selected to receive $50 each:

  • Kaitlynn Willis, Alpha Nu Psi Chapter, Gillette College, Wyoming
  • Abigail Averil, Alpha Omicron Omicron Chapter, Mid-Michigan Community College, Michigan
  • Drew Schupp, Chi Delta Chapter, East Central College, Missouri
  • Desireé Rachwal, Alpha Delta Omega Chapter, Glen Oaks Community College, Michigan
  • Blake Jenkins, Alpha Xi Pi Chapter, Motlow State Community College, Tennessee

The Passport Competition was part of the first Convention Competitions, a series of competitions allowing NerdNation attendees to become more active and engaged during NerdNation and to receive extra recognition. Other competitions included a T-Shirt Design Competition, a Prepared Speech Competition and a Scholar Bowl Competition. Read more.

NerdNation 2016 was held April 7-9 in National Harbor, Maryland. See full convention coverage on The Reach, and view the full list of 2016 Hallmark Award winners.



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