Three students selected for 2024 All-Washington Academic Team 

Apr 25, 2024

Three Bellevue College students are being recognized at the state level for their academic achievements this year. 

Three photos next to each other of Bellevue College students Josaphat Boesinga, Isadora Pereira da Silva, and Anagha Sreepada Rao, who were selected to join the 2024 All-Washington Academic Team.

Three Bellevue College students are being recognized at the state level for their academic achievements this year. 

Josaphat Boesinga, Isadora Pereira da Silva, and Anagha Sreepada Rao have all been selected for the All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team and received scholarships. They were recently honored at a ceremony on April 25 at South Puget Sound Community College in Lacey. 

The All-WA Academic Team program recognizes the state’s finest higher-education students and members are selected from all 34 of Washington’s community and technical colleges. In addition to being high academic achievers and maintaining high standards of excellence, these students have also shown their commitment to positively contributing to their communities. 

The All-WA Academic Team program is part of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, which started the All-USA Academic Team to recognize two-year college students for their academic achievement, as well as their community and college service. State-level academic teams were introduced in 1994 to provide scholarships and recognize honor society members, as well as promote excellence at two-year colleges. Washington’s program launched in 1996. 

Josaphat Boesinga 

Boesinga, 25, is majoring in software development, with a concentration in artificial intelligence at BC. After graduating in spring 2025, the Bellevue resident plans to continue his education and earn a doctorate in applied robotics and mathematics. His goal is to become a university professor. Boesinga, who currently holds a 3.79 grade point average, is also vice president of BC’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society and a member of the Black Student Union. He is  an Umoja scholar and math lab tutor on campus. In addition, Boesinga is a committed writer whose philosophy is geared toward transformational leadership. 

“My goal is to create a generation of excellence and transformation for the well-being of our different communities,” he said. 

Isadora Pereira da Silva 

Pereira da Silva, 31, is pursuing her associates of applied science degree, focusing on software development. After graduating this spring, the Bellevue resident’s current plans are to enter the workforce. 

“I would like to work in the software development or data analysis field,” she said. 

With a 3.9 grade point average, Pereira da Silva is the co-founder of BC’s Tech Sisterhood Club and is the emerging technology representative for the Associated Student Government on campus. 

Anagha Sreepada Rao 

Rao, 19, is pursuing her associate degree in arts and science. After graduating this spring, the Newcastle resident will transfer to the University of Washington to complete her bachelor’s degree in computer science. She started studying computer science because it is an avenue to create technology that can make people’s lives easier. Rao’s goal is to become an engineer in machine learning, focusing on accessible technology. 

“I am committed to making information and technology accessible to a diverse group of people,” she said. 

Rao currently holds a 3.98 grade point average and is president of BC’s Rocketry and Aerospace Club, and Red Cross Club. She has also attended the Washington Oregon Cascadia Higher Education Sustainability Conference twice.