Six Vol State students and one advisor have embarked on a learning experience and adventure across the country to San Jose California this week, to attend the annual Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international convention. The city of San Jose has really welcomed the members of PTK. The streets of the airport are lined with PTK banners, the hotels have proudly displayed the PTK logo, and the downtown area is offering tremendous discounts.
The convention is a place where we can come together with our fellow PTK members for support, fellowship and friendly competition.Several companies like Coca-Cola and Geico offer scholarships to PTK members. Jennifer Erickson, Vol State’s PTK chapter president, will be honored for winning one of the Coca-Cola’s Silver Star scholarships. Our chapter is up for a Hallmark award, and I have won an award for most distinguished chapter member in our region (Tennessee). You may think, aw, an honor society, what a bunch of nerds. True, we may be nerds, but we are nerds who help our community and gain millions of dollars in scholarships every year.