Victoria Pedigo, of Vansant and formerly of Pulaski, has been selected by the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society for membership in the local chapter at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Pedigo is a 2011 graduate of Pulaski County High School and Southwest Virginia Governor’s School. She is the daughter of Deborah Burchett Pedigo and the granddaughter of Joel Burchett Sr. and Peggy Brillheart Burchett and Doug and Lydia Warren.
Delta Epsilon Iota was established in order to recognize and encourage academic excellence in all fields of study. The organization rewards outstanding students through financial scholarships, provides leadership opportunities to its members, and promotes the principles of Dedication, Enthusiasm and Initiative among students participating in higher education throughout the United States.
Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at an accredited college or university, while maintaining a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or a scholastic ranking within the top 15 percent of their class.
Delta Epsilon Iota’s membership is comprised of outstanding scholars attending many of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Organizational vision and cutting edge resources have made the Society one of the leading academic development organizations, synonymous with leadership and excellence in academic life.
Pedigo is currently a senior double majoring in Biology and Psychology. She plans to pursue a Doctorate of Medicine in hopes of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon.