Gila Community College student Bailee Taylor has earned a spot on the 23rd Annual All-Arizona Academic Team.
Taylor was honored on Feb. 27 at the All-Arizona Team luncheon in Mesa, along with 76 other students from Arizona’s community colleges.
Students are chosen for their academic achievement, leadership skills and service to their community.
Governor Doug Ducey awarded Taylor a citation, commemorative medallion, and an in-state tuition waiver for two years to the Arizona state university of her choice.
In addition to a tuition waiver, Taylor received a $500 scholarship.
Taylor is a psychology major. She plans to transfer to Northern Arizona University and ultimately get her doctorate in psychology so she can specialize in holistic therapy.
She is a member of NAMI and served on the Freedom of Expression committee for Gila Community College.
All-Arizona Academic Team eligible students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average, be in good academic standing, working toward an associate degree and be involved in campus or community activities.
The All-Arizona Academic Team award program is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, as well as USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Two spots on the All-Arizona Academic Team are available each year through GCC. Taylor was the only student who applied this year.