PARSONS, Kan. — LCC Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Tau Theta Chapter Honors in Action Project for 2022 has been selected for publication in the 2023 edition of Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research.
The Honor Society’s “Play in the Elementary School Classroom” was chosen from among 396 entries to be included as one of 18 articles in the publication. The Journal is being printed and will be ready in hard copy this fall.
LCC’s PTK research and findings centered around, “What impact does play have on mental health in a school setting?” The Chapter members received a grant of $1,000 to create activity boxes for fourteen local elementary schools in the Labette and Cherokee counties. PTK supplemented the grant with their own fundraising dollars to ensure all schools requesting boxes would receive one.
Over 170 boxes were created and delivered in November during the Fall 2022 school year. Each package included over two dozen fidget toys, a Connect Four game and multiple breathing exercise cards. Over 2,500 students were impacted by the mental health activity boxes.
“Our PTK students worked hard on the Honors in Action Project,” stated Tammy Fuentez, LCC Vice President of Student Affairs, PTK Advisor and Heartland PTK Regional Coordinator. “They are very deserving of this publication, and I am so proud of all their accomplishments.”