Dodge City Community College students Itzel Moya Perez and Iram Gonzalez were honored with academic accomplishments Feb. 15 in Topeka during the 23rd annual Kansas All-State Academic Team Luncheon.

Representing the state's 19 community colleges, a private college, and a technical college, these scholars were named to the 2018 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, and the Kansas Council of Community College Presidents.

Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for students attending community and two-year colleges. Membership is based on high grade point averages and other criteria, with members focusing on scholastic achievement and service to community and campus.

These 57 student scholars are part of a statewide student body of more than 123,000 students enrolled at the 19 Kansas community colleges.

Each scholar was selected by his or her own community college for the annual statewide academic team, and was presented with a medallion, certificate, and scholarship awards from the Presidents’ and Trustees’ organizations at the Luncheon.

Each scholar also is a nominee for the 2018 All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.