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Schiff Receives All-USA Honor

Green River College engineering student Jared Schiff has been named to the 2011 All-USA Academic Team today in New Orleans. Schiff is one of only 20 community college students from around the country named to the ALL-USA team. Schiff, a 20-year-old from Enumclaw, is only the second GRCC student to be named to the top national academic team. He was named the state's New Century Scholar by Gov. Christine Gregoire at a state ceremony last month. The All-USA Community College Academic Team is presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa and sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group. Each of the students named to the team received a $2,500 stipend and medallion. The winning students are featured in today's USA TODAY newspaper and were presented during a breakfast ceremony today to attendees of the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges Convention in New Orleans. Schiff, who will attend Eastern Washington University next fall, is a member of Green River's human-powered paper vehicle team that last year scored top honors in a competition with other colleges. He will graduate this spring with a 3.98 GPA.