Mt. San Antonio Community College recently honored 19 Students of Distinction for 2009.
This annual award recognizes students for outstanding service to the college, as well as academic, competitive and personal achievement.
There are four types of awards. The Academic Achievement Award requires a minimum 3.75 grade point average. The Service Achievement Award winners must have a 3.0 GPA and significant volunteer service to the college and their community.
The Personal Achievement Award is for those with a 2.75 GPA or higher and who have overcome personal hardship. The Competitive Achievement Award requires a 3.0 GPA and success as part of a competitive student group or team.
Recipients of the Academic Achievement Awards were Chandni Parikh of Rowland Heights, MinLi Sang of West Covina, Priscilla Sugianto of Rowland Heights, Rebecca S. Wei of Glendora and Shirley Shou-Chu Sui of San Gabriel.
The Service Achievement Awards went to Isaac Powell of San Dimas, James Thao of Hacienda Heights, Priscilla Audrey Soetanto of Fullerton, William Lee Hsu of Rowland Heights and Xiwen Wang of West Covina.
Winners of the Personal Achievement Award were Gina Eilene Guerrero of West Covina, Rhonda Anne Hottman of La Puente, Julio Fregoso of La Puente, Shalini Swastika Pal of La Puente and Josue Velasquez of Pomona.
Recipients of the Competitive Achievement Award were Cassie Molinari of Glendora, Joseph Davis of Whittier, Michael William Edwards of Walnut and Shane Michael Nigro Hurter of West Covina.