Phi Theta Kappa Pitches In

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

It's not often you find a mother, wife, and scholar on the side of the road picking up trash. But that is exactly where we ran into Summer Foster,

"It's for the community. I certainly don't understand why so many people throw out so much," said Foster.

Summer and nine other Phi Theta Kappa members are required to do a certain amount of volunteer hours per year, along with maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.

"I'm a Mom, have a job, married and all that so, school is a priority for me," said Foster. "But it is on a list of other things. So to maintain the grade point average, it's work. But scholarships are available through Phi Theta Kappa so that helps a lot."

The fraternity adopted a 2-mile stretch of Highway 19, starting just north of Okatibbee Creek. And for the past four years, that length of the highway has been cleaned by students nearly twenty times.

"We are all pretty positive about it," said Phyllis Holladay, PTK advisor. "It is a little hot today. Hopefully the next three times we do this it won't be so warm."

Members say the benefits and the friends they get from this organization make it all worth it.

"I love it, because every Friday I feel like I can come in and be with a family that will support me throughout the year," said Karolyne Carter.

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