Two Zachary natives were recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines.

Kimberly Martinez, a 1997 graduate of Ecole Classique in Metairie who received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001, and Eddie Veal, a 2015 graduate of Zachary High School, were both initiated at LSU.

They are among 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi annually.

Membership is by invitation only and requires being nominated and approved by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors having at least 72 semester hours are eligible for membership.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Phi Kappa Phi’s Honor Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in the U.S. and the Philippines.