Two Shoreline students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Shoreline students Lee-Ping Chin (left) and Sophie Morse (right) are members of the All-Washington Academic Team.

Shoreline students Li-Ping Chin (left) and Sophie Morse (right) are members of the All-Washington Academic Team.

Shoreline Community College students Sophie Morse and Li-Ping Chin have been named to the All-Washington Academic Team, as selected by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Students are selected for the All-Washington Academic Team for outstanding achievement in and outside of the classroom and for making positive contributions to their community. The team is made up of students from Washington’s community and technical colleges.

Morse and Chin will join the rest of the outstanding students selected for the All-Washington Academic Team on March 24, when they’ll be honored at a ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College.

Sophie Morse is a sophomore at Shoreline who is studying microbiology in hopes of transferring to the University of Washington School of Medicine to become a doctor. After a few years as a practicing M.D., she hopes to join Doctors Without Borders to help the underserved international population.

Morse is the president of two clubs at Shoreline, participates in the Honors Program, and tutors Spanish in her free time. Her Honors Program research project involves designing a more efficient and useful water system to diminish the human and economic costs created by waterborne diseases.

Li-Ping Chin is an international student from Taiwan studying business. After Shoreline, he hopes to transfer to a prestigious four-year business school and use the knowledge he learns in college to tackle the issue of the widening poverty gap and develop an efficient way to fix it. He hopes to one day found a social enterprise that helps individuals of low-socioeconomic status.

Chin is an International Peer Mentor at Shoreline and also made the President’s List. In his free time he is an actor and active member of his church.

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