Wharton County Junior College students were recently recognized for their classroom achievement at the 2022 Academic Recognition Ceremony, held at the Pioneer Student Center on the Wharton campus.

Instructors and administrators presented students with departmental awards for outstanding achievement in seven fields of study: Allied Health, Communication and Fine Arts, Life Sciences, Math and Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Technology and Business, and Vocational Sciences.

Students receiving departmental awards included:

Outstanding Student in Associate Degree Nursing – David Dick III of Needville

Outstanding Student in LVN-ADN Associate Degree in Nursing – Megan McGill of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Dental Hygiene – Hannah Merecka of Boling

Outstanding Student in Health Information Technology – Mackenzie Dornak of Needville

Outstanding Student in Human Services – Ashley Dawson of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Licensed Vocational Nursing – Maria Jasso of Sealy

Outstanding Student in Physical Therapist Assistant – Lanae Tucker of Palacios

Outstanding Student in Radiologic Technology – Zakia Osmani of Sugar Land

R.L. Cowser Jr. Award for Excellence in English – Aaron Saenz of Houston

Outstanding Student in English – Jensenia Oviedo of Rosenberg

Outstanding Student in Humanities – Nicholas Newton of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Foreign Language – Adam Guehria of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Speech – Camryn Jansky of El Campo

Outstanding Student in Art – Omar Aguilar of El Campo

Outstanding Student in Band – Elizabeth Jeffery of Garwood

Outstanding Student in Music – Sara Gonzales of Wharton

Outstanding Student in Choir – Jazmine Harris of Bay City

Outstanding Student in Drama – Wil Harborth of Wharton

Outstanding Student in Agriculture – Katherine Howard of Salisbury, Md.

Outstanding Student in Biology – Michael Miller of Bay City

Outstanding Student in Geology – Nidya Contreras of Wharton

Outstanding Student in Kinesiology – Alfiya Prasala of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Chemistry – Hayley Garcia of Wharton

Outstanding Student in Mathematics – Syed Quadri of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Engineering – Jose Murillo of Houston

Outstanding Student in Physics – Rahila Syeda of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Economics – Billy Halton of Houston

Outstanding Student in History and Geography – Brooke Collins of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Psychology – Teagin Ortiz of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Accounting – Sakina Ali of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Business Administration – Dora Garza of Rosenberg

Outstanding Student in Business Office Technology – Priscilla Castillo of Boling

Outstanding Student in Administrative Assistant – Ana Lopez of Needville

Outstanding Student in Digital Media – Sakura Ybarra of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Network Administration – Yoshimi Penaloza of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Network Support Technician – Patrick Flarity of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Simulation and Game Development – Randall Johnson of Rosenberg

Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Development – Madison Spacek of Boling

Outstanding Student in Electronics Engineering Technology – Candace Mann of Louise

Outstanding Student in Engineering Design – Brandon Fryers of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies – Jose Mendoza of Sugar Land

Outstanding Student in Automotive Technology – Shawn Voulgaris of Wharton

Outstanding Student in Emergency Medical Technology – Justin Sickle of Richmond

Outstanding Student in Process Technology – Sixto Lule of Markham.

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