Two LCC Honor Students Earn All KS Academic Team, Coca-Cola Scholarship
March 9, 2022
Parsons, KS- Labette Community College has named Fiona Bartelli and Isabelle Fuentez to the All Kansas Academic Team for 2022. The two Tau Theta members of Phi Theta Kappa will be honored during a luncheon and ceremony in Junction City on April 1.
Kansas is one of 39 states participating in the All-State Academic Team program. The State Academic Teams were introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. The State Academic Teams are a division of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. The All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. The program is sponsored by Cengage with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. The Kansas All-State Academic Team is designed to provide the same kind of recognition to our state’s two-year college scholars by saluting their academic achievement, leadership, and service.
Fiona Bartelli, of Parsons, is a Business Administration and Criminal Justice major with a 4.0 GPA. Bartelli is active in numerous on-campus and community activities including: Phi That Kappa Regional Vice President of Service and Chapter Co-President; Phi Beta Lambda State President and Chapter President; Student Government Association President; Student Ambassador; Top 20 Cardinal Award; Paper of the Year Winner for 2020 and 2021. She serves as a peer tutor and Proud Animal Lovers Shelter volunteer. Fiona is the daughter of Robert and Kim Bartelli and plans to transfer to Missouri Southern State University.
Bartelli was also selected as a Silver Scholar on the Coca-Cola’s 2022 Academic Team and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. Her selection for this prestigious scholarship was based on the score earned during the All-USA Academic Team competition, in which there were over 2,000 applicants.
Isabelle Fuentez, of Parsons, is a Pre-Physical Therapy with a 4.0 GPA. Fuentez plans to transfer to Wichita State University and is the daughter of Tammy Fuentez; Tony and Brandy Fuentez.
She is an active Phi Theta Kappa Member and will graduate from High School at the same time as completing her Associate’s Degree. While still in high school, she is involved in Spanish Club as President, Key Club Vice President, and member of National Honor Society. Fuentez also volunteers for the Parsons Recreation Commission.
Bartelli and Fuentez will be honored with a medal, certificate and a $300 stipend. Being named to the All-Kansas Academic Team guarantees them a minimum of a $1000 scholarship at one of the six Regents University, Washburn University, and several private colleges in Kansas. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of the two-year college. Students must have at least a 3.5GPA or better to be accepted to the organization. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students.