November 15, 2022
By Lee Capristo
On Nov. 9, 2022, Phi Beta Kappa’s Zeta Chapter of Maryland at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) held its 25th annual book awards ceremony, presenting book prizes to five county high school seniors in recognition of their outstanding academic record. Shown in photo from left: SMCM President Tuajuanda C. Jordan; Angie Draheim (SMCM psychology department staff and Zeta Chapter secretary); Alexandria Stevens (King’s Christian Academy); Mikah Mohun-Hintze (Leonardtown High School); Angelena Holmes (Chopticon High School); Erika Gensley (St. Mary’s Ryken High School); Kathleen O’Toole (Great Mills High School); Colby Nelson (senior lecturer of English at SMCM and Zeta Chapter book award coordinator). Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. St. Mary’s College of Maryland was granted a chapter in 1997 after a three-year review. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level and elects over 10,000 new members a year from 293 chapters across the United States.