She's honored for academic achievement and leadership. Ashley Young is the first student at Hillsborough Community College to be on a prestigious national team.
23-year-old Ashley Young is a Hillsborough Community College student with a 4.0 grade point average.
"I've been working really hard here at this campus and doing a lot, " she says.
The hard work has paid off: she accomplished something no other HCC student has done before: Ashley was named to the All USA Community College Academic Team.
For the past 23 years, the award has been given to the top 20 community college students in the country. They honor students who demonstrate leadership, intelligence, and love of community.
"I really love representing my state," Ashley said.
Since she started at HCC, Ashley has re-planted trees, plants, and helped establish new walking trails put on campus. She's now leading a drive to have water bottle stations on campus.
Ashley received a $2500 scholarship for making the team. She plans to graduate from HCC and transfer to USF.
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