4th Annual Surry’s ‘Got Talent’ Winners Announced

4th Annual Surry’s ‘Got Talent’ Winners Announced The participants of the Fourth Annual “Surry’s Got Talent” are (right to left): Victoria Holmes; Luke Dowell, third place; Abbi Freeman, second place; Heather Couch, first place, and Greg Matthews.

Posted: May 21, 2019

Surry Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held its fourth annual “Surry’s Got Talent” on May 2. The show is a fundraiser which highlights the talents of SCC students, as well as supporting future PTK projects and activities.

“This year the show had five entries, and it was really difficult for the judges to choose the winners,” explains Dr. Kathleen Fowler, faculty co-sponsor of PTK. Winning first place was Heather Couch of Rhonda who performed "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac on guitar, placing second was Abbi Freeman of Mount Airy who performed "Hero" by Family of the Year on ukulele, and coming in third was Luke Dowell of Mount Airy who performed "For What It Is Worth" by Buffalo Spring on guitar. Victoria Holmes of Traphill and Greg Matthews of Mount Airy also performed.

The Surry Community College’s PTK chapter was recently named one of the top 100 out of 1,300 chapters worldwide at Catalyst, the PTK Annual Convention, in Orlando, Fla. The college’s PTK organization does campus service projects and participates in a college-wide service project each year. Most recently, the chapter worked on an Honors in Action project which surveyed students concerning their knowledge of drug addiction and its effects on the community. They also coordinated with several other groups within the community to create a documentary on drug addiction in Surry County which they presented in conjunction with a special visit in April by Beth Macy, the author of “DOPESICK,” at theShelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology at Surry Community College.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,300 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 120,000 students inducted annually.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, contact PTK's Faculty Co-Advisors Dr. Kathleen Fowler at (336) 386-3560 or fowlerk@surry.edu and Selina Dougherty at (336) 386-3257 or doughertys@surry.edu, or go to www.ptk.org. You can also follow the local chapter on Facebook @surryPhiThetaKappa. 


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