Renton student picked for state academic team

Hatha Dam of Renton, a Bellevue College engineering student, has been named to the 2013 All-Washington Academic Team in recognition of his high achievement in academics and dedication to community service.

He was honored, along with students from the state’s 33 other community and technical colleges, recently at a ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, where Gov. Jay Inslee delivered the keynote address.

At the ceremony, Dam was awarded a $500 scholarship, and he received an additional $250 scholarship for being ranked in the top 13 out of 66 students named to the team.

Dam, 21, is an international student from Cambodia who is studying electrical engineering at Bellevue College. He is active in the Engineering Club and Phi Theta Kappa, and serves as a Student Ambassador for International Student Programs.

He has applied to attend University of Washington.

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