Evan Rayder, a second-year PCPA technical theater student, has been named an All-California Academy Team member by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Rayder was invited to Sacramento in March by the international honor society for community college students to accept a medallion of honor and a certificate recognizing his accomplishment. The program recognizes top students at the state level.
In his application, Rayder wrote an essay discussing some of his biggest challenges, including being the lead flyer in the recent “Peter Pan” production.
“This award was particularity special to me because I never really saw myself as that extraordinary,” he said. “I was just always happy to work hard and do my best in what I love. For once, it was nice to be recognized for my work and be able to appreciate and recognize myself and feel good about what I’ve achieved.”
After completing his work with the PCPA this summer as master electrician, Rayder said he has set his sights on Disney or a cruise line for the next step in his career.