The 2009 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include a local student attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia in this honor based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. She joins an elite group of students from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.
Pottinger, the daughter of Wendell and Neicha Pottinger, was homeschooled and completed her high school education in 2007. Pottinger will graduate from ECTC this fall with an Associate in Science Degree. She will study recombinant genetics at Western Kentucky University and plans to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a physician.
Pottinger has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average, making the President’s List twice and receiving the 2008 Honors Award. She was also a recipient of the 2007-08 President’s Scholarship and the 2008-09 North Central Education Foundation Scholarship for academic achievement. She has served as co-vice-president of Leadership in Phi Theta Kappa, the College’s academic honor society. Pottinger is an active member of the U.S. Taekwondo Won Association and recently earned her second degree black belt at the Tae Kwon Do Academy, where she also helps teach.
Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1966.