LSC-North Harris student wins prestigious national award

Lone Star College-North Harris student, Chi Cao was recently selected as the USA Today Honors Case Study Challenge Winner.

Each year, USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa honor society host a national contest for the Honors Case Study Challenge. The Challenge provides members with the opportunity to enhance their learning experiences through the use of newspapers, and by keeping up with current events. This year’s honors study topic was “The Culture of Competition.”

Participants had to select USA Today articles related to the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study topic, and write series of case studies and essays. Cao’s winning entry entitled “Financial Crisis in Greece-A Lesson for America,” was selected as one of the four winning entries through this nationwide challenge.

Cao currently serves as the vice president of membership for the LSC-North Harris Alpha Alpha Rho chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. In addition to the Honors Case Study Challenge Award, Cao was selected as a recipient of the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Award, and the 2012 Dr. Mary Hood STAR Scholarship Award. Cao has also recently been accepted into the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

Cao was presented with an award plaque at the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention in San Jose, CA on April 7. Cao’s winning entry will also be featured on USA Today’s Collegiate Academic website.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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