Special to The Log

Miriam Duncan named to Chancellor's List

Miriam Duncan of Destin has been named to the Chancellor's List at Troy University for Term 3 of the 2017/2018 academic year.

The Chancellor's List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0.

Megan Makela inducted into honor society

Megan Makela of Destin was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Makela was initiated at University of Florida.

Makela is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Destin students recognized for excellence

Northwest Florida State College held its annual Student Awards and Honors ceremony on April 20. During the ceremony, Northwest Florida State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson gave the keynote address to students and families on the importance of pursuing excellence in all things.

“These students and their numerous achievements are what truly define our success,” Stephenson said. “I cannot think of a better way to celebrate their hard work and the student focused environment we have cultivated at NWF State College than through our annual Student Awards and Honors Ceremony.”

Destin students recognized for student achievement for the 2017-2018 academic year include:

2017-2018 All Florida Academic Team: Jennifer Smalley

2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team-Gold Scholar: Jennifer Smalley

Outstanding Student in Biological Science: Lawrence Farve

Ross Hamilton Service Award: Julie Coletti

Gold Standard Award: Lisa Rath, Jennifer Smalley, and Amy Vanzo