Four Daytona State College students have made the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team. Andrew Adie, Corben Champoux, Joel Hinton and Danjha Leon, all associate of arts degree majors, were recognized for their academic achievement, leadership and service to their communities. All are spring graduates, with the exception of Hinton, who will earn his degree this summer.
“One of the great pleasures for me of working in higher education is seeing our students recognized for their hard work, dedication and outstanding achievements,” said DSC President Tom LoBasso. “Our All-Florida Academic Team honorees have set a high bar for themselves, one that will serve them well as they continue on their pathway to success. I am proud to call them Daytona State Falcons.”
The students are among 128 who were nominated from Florida’s 28 state colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The All-Florida team comprises the most outstanding students in the Florida College System based on academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
In April, Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, in partnership with the PTK Florida region, hosted an awards ceremony in Tampa where each student received a medallion. Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed April as Florida College System Month.
The All-Florida Academic Team is sponsored by the Florida Lottery, Florida College System Foundation, PTK Florida Region, RBC Wealth Management, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and Capital City Trust Co.