Boltinghouse and Clark honored as All-Arizona Academic Team Scholars
By Jeanné Clark
THATCHER, AZ— Two Eastern Arizona College students were honored on February 19 at the All-Arizona Academic Team luncheon in Tempe, alongside 56 other students from Arizona’s community colleges.
Jordan Llyle Boltinghouse and Dale Clayton Clark were part of an elite group of Arizona community college students who earned spots on the Thirteenth Annual All-Arizona Academic Team. They were chosen for recognition based on their academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community.
Both students received a citation from Governor Jan Brewer, a commemorative medallion, and an in-state tuition waiver for two years to the Arizona university of their choice. Boltinghouse, who placed as a Third Team member, also was awarded a $500 scholarship check. Clark, who placed as a Second Team member, received a $750 scholarship check.
Boltinghouse is a Criminal Justice major at EAC and intends to transfer to Northern Arizona University. He is president of the EAC Criminal Justice Student Association and an EAC campus police aide, as well as a member of the Graham County Community Emergency Response Team. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Rowdy Reptiles (student activities club), and the Wesley Student Foundation. He was nominated for the EAC Work Study Student of the Year Award and was selected to represent the Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College (EAC’s student government) at the recent Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.
Clark, a Political Science major at EAC, will graduate in May of this year and is planning on transferring to Arizona State University. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America and Order of the Arrow. In addition, Clark volunteers with Academic Decathlon and serves as the president of EAC’s Outdoor Club. He is an Eagle Scout, a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador, a delegate at the Presidential Classroom International Youth Democracy Summit, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He was recently nominated for Vigil, a high honor in the Order of the Arrow.
Each student named to the All-Arizona Academic Team maintains at least a 3.25 grade point average, is in good academic standing, is working towards an associate degree, and is involved in campus or community volunteerism.
The All-Arizona Academic Team award program is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, as well as USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.