September 3, 2022

Metropolitan Community College-Longview student Aedin Jersett has won a $1,000 scholarship as a 2022 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

Jersett is one of two MCC students, and among 207 Phi Theta Kappa members nationwide, to receive the honor this year. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential. More than 1,300 students applied.

Jersett, a 2021 Lee’s Summit North High School graduate, is finishing up his MCC associate in arts degree this semester. He will work next spring and start at the University of Missouri next fall. He plans to earn a business degree there, studying economics or finance.

“As life is always changing, I am not 100% set on what I am going to do” for a career, he says. But he’s interested in sales and would ultimately like to start his own business.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international academic honor society with chapters on the MCC campuses. The Coca-Cola program helps new PTK members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs.