HOUGHTON - Houghton College is pleased to announce that Lydia Wilson has been accepted into the First-Year London Honors program, a competitive process offered to select students.
Admission to the college's honors program is very competitive. This year, 274 students were invited to apply for the honors programs at Houghton, of which 44 were admitted to the London honors program and a final 26 students will participate.
Lydia is graduating this June from Long Lake Central School. She is the daughter of Louisa Woodworth of Long Lake and Larry Wilson of Markleville, IN. Lydia's extracurricular activities and community service accomplishments as a high school student have included National Honor Society, Student Council secretary, class secretary, Science Olympiad gold medal winner, soccer, student newsletter and yearbook staff, Adopt a Highway, Community Pride clean up participant, Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and fundraising for breast cancer awareness, victims of the Haiti earthquake, Soles for Souls, Wesleyan church youth trip to Boston and Thanksgiving dinner for shut-ins. Lydia has also participated on mission trips to Kentucky and Cincinatti to serve the less fortunate, the elderly and children. Lydia will be pursuing her interests in reading, creative writing and art at college.
Houghton's First-Year Honors programs provide experiential learning environments in London, England, Eastern Europe or year-long collaborative lab research. The London Honors program integrates study in the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature and the fine arts, tracing the development of Western culture from its ancient roots to its postmodern present.