ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College is pleased to announce that 21 students were recently inducted into Beta Theta Mu, Belmont’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Induction into PTK, one of the most prestigious international honor societies in the country, recognizes academic achievement of students at two-year colleges. A grade point average of at least 3.75 is required for induction into PTK and the student is required to maintain a 3.5 GPA.

PTK’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of students and provide them with opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.

The students who were inducted and their hometowns are as follows:

Avon Lake: Marissa Hall;

Barnesville: Shayla Markovich; Carleigh Turkoly;

Bellaire: Krysila Baratie; Samuel Blake;

Bethesda: Kerri Berry;

Bridgeport: Eric Jiga;

Cadiz: Aaron Conrad;

Clarington: Linda Wisvari;

Jacobsburg: Zachary Heslop;

Jerusalem: Elizabeth Wilcox;

Lewisville: Sydnee Hartley;

Martins Ferry: Ashley Vargo;

St. Clairsville: Caroline Harrison; Chantel Mellema; Chastin Reed;

Valley Grove: Randy Sutton;

Wheeling: Brianna Greig; Adrianna Walton;

Woodsfield: Olivia Gauding; Sydney Schuerman.