Two sophomores were chosen to represent Snead State Community College as part of the 2021 All-Alabama Academic Team.
Madeline “Maddy” Devin of Boaz and Sara Koonce of Fayetteville, Tenn., were among 47 students representing two-year colleges within the Alabama Community College System. All-Alabama Academic Team students are nominated by their respective colleges. Students selected must possess a minimum GPA of 3.25, be involved in campus activities and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at their respective colleges.
The daughter of Tammie Devin, Maddy is majoring in Biology. She’s a member of the Jazz Band, Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is a Snead State Ambassador and a Presidential Scholar. She’s attending Snead State on a Presidential Scholarship and was named to the President’s List.
Maddy plans to continue her education at a four-year institution studying Biology. Her goal is to be a conservation scientist in an aquarium or national park. She volunteers with the Sardis City Library’s Summer Reading Program as well as with community events hosted by the Sardis Volunteer Fire Department.
Sara is majoring in Business with a goal to be a marketing director for a company, for which she will present sales pitches to potential consumers to boost sales and will work with a team to develop advertising strategies. She is the daughter of Mandy and Shawn Currier and Mark Koonce.
A Presidential Scholar, Sara is a member of the Lady Parsons Softball Team and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She was also named to the President’s List. She volunteers as a counselor at Camp Rain Kid’s Camp in Decherd, Tenn., and as a Children’s Church minister at Journey Church in Winchester, Tenn. She plans to transfer from Snead State to Tennessee Tech University to major in Business Marketing and Advertising.
The All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program was founded in 1995 to complement the All-USA National Academic Team Program sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges. This year, the students were honored as part of a virtual recognition program.