San Diego State University recently inducted 45 students into the prestigious Mortar Board Honor Society. Two of them were from Escondido. Students were selected based on scholarship, leadership and service.
The Escondido students were: Leilani Melendrez, a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major. Leona Koxha, an International Security And Conflict Resolution major from Escondido.
Mortar Board was founded in 1918, as the first and only national honor society for college senior women. In 1975, the members voted to include men in the organization. Today, there are 231 collegiate chapters and more than 250,000 members nationwide.