Outstanding student recognized

Magella Honeyfield was selected to represent Trinidad State on the Phi Theta Kappa All Colorado Academic Team.

Magella Honeyfield was selected to represent Trinidad State on the Phi Theta Kappa All Colorado Academic Team.

Recognized by Trinidad State and the Colorado Community College System, Magella Honeyfield was selected to represent Trinidad State Junior College on the Phi Theta Kappa All Colorado Academic Team.

From Raton, N.M., Magella Honeyfield chose Trinidad State because she was awarded an athletic scholarship to play softball and it was close to home. While at Trinidad State, she took a wide array of classes, including business, science, math, literature and even gunsmithing!

“I took much more from Trinidad State than just a ‘basic education,’” Honeyfield said. A recipient of the Margaret Leone Eccher Scholarship, she added, “Trinidad State helped me establish study skills—something I never developed in high school.”

Honeyfield has since transferred to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. After completing a bachelor’s degree, she plans to pursue a master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico, with a future goal of becoming an occupational therapist. When not in class or doing homework, Honeyfield works at Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in Socorro, N.M., and plays on intramural volleyball and softball teams.

Honeyfield will be honored March 12 at the Phi Theta Kappa All Colorado Academic Team Recognition Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon at the Denver Athletic Club. Each two-year college in Colorado may nominate students to the All Colorado Academic Team. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of community colleges, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world with nearly 2.5 million members and 1,280 chapters in nine nations.

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