ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM)- A Jones County Junior College student received two prestigious academic awards this year.
Karen Lott, a JCJC sophomore from Leakesville was honored this March at the state capitol for her selection as a Mississippi Academic First Team member and as a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar Academic Team Member.
Lott received these awards because of her membership in Phi Theta Kappa. That is the national honors society for junior and community college students. The Coca-Cola recognition places Lott in a group of six students from Mississippi that were selected from a national pool.
Lott will graduate from JCJC in May and she plans to continue her studies at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.
"I'm going to MUW next year and I'm excited about that. It's kind of a smaller atmosphere and I think that will allow me to thrive. But after that, I plan to go to law school provided that I get in. And so I'm going to major in political science and cross my fingers," explained Lott.
Lott is putting the over two thousand dollars she received from her Phi Theta Kappa academic awards into a fund for her law school education.