Two Rock Valley College students have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship if they're chosen to join the All-USA Community College Academic Team.
Paulina Luna and Julia Moore were nominated for the team by RVC. Each year 20 students are chosen for the national team. Each student gets a $2,500 scholarship and medallion. The team will also be featured in USA Today and be presented at Phi Theta Kappa's Presidents Breakfast in San Francisco.
Luna lives in Rockford and majors in Biology. She has a 4.0 GPA, is in the Honors Program, serves as the Vice President of Leadership with the Omicron Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and hopes to become a pediatrician.
Moore lives in Roscoe and is a dual credit student at RVC. She has a 4.0 GPA, majors in Digital Media, and won "Best Regional Documentary" at the Mosaic Film Festival for her film on a faith-based addictions recovery program.
The two students will find out in April if they have been chosen for the team. Last year, RVC student Stacey Slintak became the first RVC student to be named to the team.