Clark recognized for excellence

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The Ohio State University honors Marion campus student with excellence in scholarship
Written by student intern Pamela Miller-Sheets

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences has selected Tabitha Clark to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Scholarship. Clark was one of 155 undergraduate students chosen for the award out of the over 19,000 students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

This honor is awarded annually to students who have met the criteria of an outstanding grade-point average, 3.5 or higher, and candidacy for with honors in the Arts and Sciences, with research distinction, or achievement in other outstanding ways. Additional criteria include senior rank, preferably graduating, and co-curricular achievements. This award is one of the highest honors Ohio State gives to undergraduate students in the arts and sciences.

A native of Marion, Clark graduated from Marion Harding High School and will graduate this spring from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

“It has been my dream to graduate from The Ohio State University ever-since I was sixteen years old,” said Clark, and now after fourteen years she will realize that dream.

While attending Ohio State Marion, Clark was actively involved in several extra-curricular activities. She served as senator for undergraduate student government and was the vice president for the creative writing club. Clark also spent two years as the head writer and student editor for the campus news publication FIN.  She was published five times in the campus literary journal The Cornfield Review. Clark has won multiple academic and creative writing awards and spent the past three years researching and writing her senior honors thesis.  She is on course to graduate with 3.76 grade-point average as part of the honors program.

Students chosen for this honor will be formally recognized at a reception on May 2, 2011 at The Ohio State University Faculty Club in Columbus.