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The Univer­sity of Arkansas tal­ent search pro­grams spon­sored five stu­dent del­e­gates to this year’s Na­tional Stu­dent Lead­er­ship Congress on June 10-15 at Ge­orge­town Univer­sity in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., or­ga­nized by the Coun­cil for Op­por­tu­nity in ed­u­ca­tion. The fo­cus of the congress is to de­velop ser­vice-ori­ented lead­ers and to em­power stu­dents to ad­vo­cate for ed­u­ca­tional pol­icy is­sues im­pact­ing their com­mu­ni­ties and the na­tion

The ris­ing high school ju­niors and se­niors from North­west Arkansas were se­lected from Up­ward Bound and Tal­ent Search pro­grams.

The lo­cal stu­dents in­clude Alexia Lo and John Long, both of Gen­try High School; Alaina Brown of McDon­ald County (Mo.) High School; Ash­ley Hart from Northside High School in Fort Smith; and Aridai Araujo from Spring­dale High School.


Mis­souri Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy in Rolla named sev­eral lo­cal stu­dents to the spring 2017 honor list, with grade­point av­er­ages of 3.2 or higher. They in­cluded Wil­liam Tol­son of Alpena, master of arts in teach­ing; Matthew Camp­bell of Ben­tonville, Austin Woody of Cave Springs, Blakely May­hall of Low­ell and Thomas Lam­mey of Rogers.


Sev­eral lo­cal stu­dents were named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Col­lege of the Ozarks in Point Look­out, Mo., with grade­point av­er­ages of 3.6 or bet­ter. They in­clude T.J. Goze of Rogers, Ha­ley Jef­fries of Rogers, An­drew Ot­ta­viano of Ben­tonville, Amanda Ray of Ben­tonville and Anna Sharon of Gravette.


Gor­don Al­li­son of Fayet­teville re­cently grad­u­ated in 2017 com­mence­ment ex­er­cises at West­min­ster Col­lege in Ful­ton, Mo., with a de­gree in transna­tional stud­ies and in­ter­na­tional stud­ies.


Van Bui of Fayet­teville re­ceived a master of sci­ence de­gree in bi­o­log­i­cal sciences from North­ern Illi­nois Univer­sity in DeKalb dur­ing the 2017 com­mence­ment week­end May 12-13.


Joshua Smith of Bella Vista was named to the spring 2017 pres­i­dent’s list at Col­lege of the Ozarks in Point Look­out, Mo., with a grade-point av­er­age of 4.0.


Sev­eral area teach­ers are in­volved in Project Lead the Way at Mis­souri Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy in Rolla, Mo., to en­hance their teach­ing of en­gi­neer­ing, com­puter sci­ence and bio­med­i­cal sci­ence. They in­clude Tra­cie McCarver of Ch­ester; Vicky Lim­bocker of Ozark; Zac Land, John Schillinger and Gary Spring­wa­ter, all of Rogers; Stacey Lit­tle of Rudy; Cody Stra­han of Su­bi­aco; and Emily McDaniel of Van Buren.


Wil­liams Bap­tist Col­lege in Wal­nut Ridge has listed sev­eral lo­cal stu­dents on the spring 2017 honor rolls.

The pres­i­dent’s list in­cludes stu­dents with 4.0 grade-point av­er­ages, in­clud­ing Bran­don Bri­g­ance of Gen­try, El­iz­a­beth Ryan of Har­ri­son and Rachel Dixon of West Fork.

The dean’s list in­cludes stu­dents with grade-point av­er­ages of 3.5 or higher, in­clud­ing Jaye Chalk of Gravette, Diego San­til­lan of Rogers and Ethan Ris­ley of Farm­ing­ton.


Ni­cholas Cordero, a se­nior from Haas Hall Academy in Fayet­teville, been named a Sam­sung Amer­i­can Le­gion Na­tional Scholar, earn­ing a $20,000 schol­ar­ship and recog­ni­tion in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

The schol­ar­ship is funded in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of U.S. veter­ans, with em­pha­sis on the fam­i­lies of those who served dur­ing the Korean War. Cordero’s grand­fa­ther is a vet­eran of the Korean War. Cordero plans to at­tend the Univer­sity of Chicago to pur­sue a med­i­cal de­gree.

While in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Cordero vis­ited the Armed Forces Re­tire­ment Home to par­tic­i­pate in a ser­vice project with Op­er­a­tion Com­fort War­riors.


Sev­eral stu­dents re­ceived de­grees from the Univer­sity of Arkansas at Mon­ti­cello dur­ing 2017 com­mence­ment ex­er­cises in May. Jared A. Hall, master of arts in teach­ing, and Taylor L. Hall, master of arts in teach­ing, both of Alma; Kali R. Piha of Ben­tonville, bach­e­lor of arts in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion; Bran­don M. Love of Cave Springs, master of arts in teach­ing; Daniel K. Doyle, master of arts in teach­ing, and Eli­jah E. Reynolds, bach­e­lor of sci­ence, both of Cen­ter­ton; Dal­ton J. Palar­ino of Fayet­teville, master of arts in teach­ing; Tres B. Jen­nings of Fort Smith, bach­e­lor of arts; Ayla Smartt of Gen­try, master of arts in teach­ing; Alexa M. Black of Green­wood, bach­e­lor of arts; Chase G. Har­ris of Mans­field, as­so­ciate of arts; Mark W. Scates of Prairie Grove, master of arts in teach­ing; Wil­liam F. Felts of Rogers, master of arts in teach­ing; Mar­i­lyn E. Eichelaberger of Siloam Springs, master of arts in teach­ing; Sa­man­tha S. Ford, as­so­ciate of arts; Rachel D. Henry, master of arts in teach­ing and Clin­ton R. Pruitt, bach­e­lor of gen­eral stud­ies, all of Spring­dale; Stephanie Hart of Van Buren, master of arts in teach­ing; Michele L. Lovett of Wal­dron, master of arts in teach­ing.


Tierin A. Bur­row and Olivia M. Doty, both of Fayet­teville, and Lau­ren N. Hamm of Ben­tonville have been named to the spring 2017 honor roll at Rhodes Col­lege in Mem­phis, with grade-point av­er­ages of 3.85 or higher.

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