Hannah Berk received double honors as the Gold Scholar and a member of the All-Virginia Academic team. Sheila Palmer, Ashley Berkman, Shay Fizer, Michael August and Novella Harrison are TCC’s other All-Virginia Academic Team winners.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing up to $237,500 in scholarships annually. Gold Scholars receive a $1,500 scholarship, a medallion and recognition in “USA Today.”
Students recognized on the All-Virginia Academic Team have to be nominated and meet certain criteria, including a grade-point average of at least 3.5 and outstanding achievements both in and outside of the classroom.
Norfolk’s Berk will graduate in May with a 3.9 GPA and an associate of liberal arts with plans to transfer to a four-year university this fall to study international relations and comparative literature. A recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Berk is recording secretary for the Norfolk Campus’ Phi Theta Kappa chapter, a literary advocate for the Reading Enriches All Children program and tutors at ForKids.
Coca-Cola Gold Scholar