Oregon Community College Association recently announced the selection of 41 members from community colleges across the state to the 2022 All-Oregon Academic Team. Isaiah Contreras, of Philomath, was among those selected.

Contreras is attending Lane Community College in Eugene.

The student scholars were selected for academic excellence, leadership and community service, and many are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the nation’s community college honor society.

“I’d like to congratulate these outstanding student scholars for their achievements and the impending completion of their community college degrees,” OCCA Executive Director Morgan Cowling said through a press release. “As some of our very best and brightest, these students represent hope for a strong future in Oregon.”

Each year, Phi Theta Kappa, community college presidents and community college state associations like OCCA sponsor All-State Community College Academic Team ceremonies in 37 participating states. OCCA will host the All-Oregon Academic Team Luncheon April 15 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver to honor AOAT students and their families.