College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Phi Theta Kappa Honor (PTK) Society chapter, Beta Sigma Pi, along with the ASCWI Entertainment Board, hosted a Connection Carnival Nov. 27. The event, held at the Nampa Campus Academic Building, was in support of research completed by PTK members on connections and provided an opportunity for students and the CWI community to spend time building connections in a screen-free zone.
“We had a great event!” said Yolonda Barnes, PTK advisor. “Twenty children and 30 adults attended.”
Jason Ward, PTK alumnus, past chapter and regional president, and current president of the PTK Rocky Mountain Campus Alumni Association, attended the event. He believes it is important for current PTK members to see alumni continue to be active in the organization. He was especially impressed with the “Connections” theme the group chose to do their Honors in Action research project on.
“Interpersonal relationships in the digital era are so important,” Ward noted. “It’s nice to hang out in real life and enjoy pizza and games.”
Five-year old Macey agreed. “This is really fun,” she said while taking a break from the fishing carnival game. “I can’t wait for next year!”