Month: June 2015

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Seven)

Meagan McGowen will attend Henderson State University where she has been awarded the Red & Gray Leadership Scholarship. She is the recipient of a $3,000 Great Lakes Solution Scholarship as well as the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $27,000

Kaine McKnight will attend Southern Arkansas University. He has been awarded the Roy V Kinard Post #10 American Legion Scholarship and a $500 SHS Coca-Cola Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $18,500

Grace Nash will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she has been awarded the University Scholarship. She has been awarded a $500 Arkansas Association of Student Councils Award. She is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $54,000

Dalton Owens will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has been awarded the University Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $53,500

Adrianna Parker will attend Louisiana Tech University. She has received a $500 Counselors Choice Award as well as a $1,000 Forestry Prudential Scholarship. 4-year value: $6,000

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Six)

Dakota Loggins will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $14,000

Kiera Longing will attend Mississippi College. She has been awarded a Mississippi College Opportunity scholarship. She is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Resource Management Corporation scholarship. 4-year value: $29,000

Kueriayokee Love has enlisted with the Army National Guard and will attend SAU Tech with full tuition. 2-year value: $3,800

Cammie Martin will attend Southern Arkansas University where she has received an Achievement Award. She has been awarded a $1,000 Professional Association of Women Educators Scholarship as well as a $500 Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Chapter Award. She is the recipient of the Smackover High School Class of ’62 Scholarship, a $1,000 Smackover High School Educational Fund Scholarship and a $1,000 Women of Distinction Award. She is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $39,500

Jackson Martin will attend Henderson State University where he has been awarded the University Centurium Scholarship as well as a Reddie Baseball Scholarship. He has received the $1,000 Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation Scholarship. He is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $51,000

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Five)

Katherine Jerry will attend Central Baptist College where she has received an Athletic Scholarship. She is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $22,000

Alexia Johnson will attend the University of Central Arkansas. She is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $14,000

Tessa King will attend Peach Tree School of Dental Assisting. She is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Resource Management Corporation scholarship.

David Lee will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has received the Weevil Excellence Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $20,000

Dakota Lees has enlisted with the United States Army where he will receive the Montgomery GI Bill totaling $61,812.

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Four)

Tristan Fuller will attend Southern Arkansas University where he has been awarded the Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $22,000

Alex Golden will attend Southern Arkansas University where is has received a Mulerider Band Performance Scholarship. He is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $34,000

Lacy Goss will attend Southern Arkansas University. She will be a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $14,000

Kayla Green will attend Henderson State University where she has been awarded the University Centurium Scholarship. She has been awarded a $500 Lion Oil Federal Credit Union Scholarship and a $1,000 SHS Educational Fund Scholarship. She is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $43,500

Elmo Hempstead will attend Ft. Scott, Kansas Community College where he has been awarded a Greyhound Football Scholarship. 4-year value: $39,500

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Three)

Ty Davis will attend Henderson State University where he has received the University Centurium Scholarship. He is a recipient of the $150 Mu Alpha Theta Book Grant and the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $42,150

Riley Duke will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $18,000

Justin Ervin will attend Henderson State University. He has received a $1,000 Ella Louise Sims scholarship, a $1,000 Women of Distinction Scholarship and a $1,000 SHS Educational Fund Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $17,000

Tripp Evans will attend Henderson State University where he has been awarded the Red & Gray Leadership Scholarship as well as a Reddie Baseball Scholarship. He is a recipient of a $150 Mu Alpha Theta Book Grant and the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $32,150

Makara Frazier will attend Henderson State University where she has been awarded the Red & Gray Leadership Scholarship. She received a $500 Ella Louse Sims scholarship and a $1,000 SHS Educational Fund Scholarship. She is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $25,500

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Two)

Sena Brumley will attend South Ark Community College. She has been awarded the Student Ambassador scholarship. She is a recipient of the $1,000 Martin Resource Management Corporation scholarship as well as the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 2-year value: $18,032

Luke Bussell will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has been awarded the University Scholarship as well as a Janice and Elva Hutchinson Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $57,500

Joseph Clark will attend Henderson State University where he has been awarded the Centurium Scholarship. He has received the $500 Destiny Moore Memorial scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. Total value: $42,500

Logan Clark will attend the University of Central Arkansas where he has been awarded the Leadership Scholarship as well as an UCA Bear Baseball Scholarship. He has received the $500 Matt Evans, MD Memorial scholarship. He is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $76,980

Dylan Darden will attend Williams Baptist College where he has received an Academic scholarship as well as an Eagles Baseball Scholarship. He is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $38,000

SHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day One)

Smackover High School seniors received a combined total of $1,484,884 in scholarships and money towards education from military enlistments!

Over the next several days, we will be recognizing the Smackover High School seniors who were awarded scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year.  We will highlight five students each day.

Dakotah Alexander will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she has been awarded an Academic Scholarship. She is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $38,000

Tiffani Anders will attend the University of Central Arkansas. She can be a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $14,000

Murphy Aycock will attend the University of Arkansas. She has been awarded the $1,000 Bright-El Dorado Jaycee Endowment Scholarship, a $2,000 Nexan Foundation Scholarship as well as the $500 SHS Anchor Club scholarship. She is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $17,500.

Aaron Brant will attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has been awarded an Academic Scholarship as well as a W. G. Myer Scholarship. He is also a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $42,000

Disheanna Brown will attend Hendrix College. She has been awarded the Hendrix College Academic scholarship as well as an Odyssey Distinction Award. She received a $1,500 El Dorado Service League Paula Lacy Scholarship, a $1,000 Ella Louise Sims scholarship and a $1,000 SHS Educational Fund scholarship. She is a recipient of the Arkansas Academic Challenge. 4-year value: $131,440

NMS Awarded STEM Grant

The Smackover-Norphlet School District was recently awarded a New Program Start-up Grant in the amount of $40,056.23 from the Arkansas Department of Career Education to offer Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Gateway Program at Norphlet Middle School. The grant will pay for approximately 85% of one of the two classrooms which will provide this STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program for our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.

PLTW Gateway provides engineering, biomedical science, and computer science curriculum for middle school students that challenges, inspires, and offers schools variety and flexibility. Students get rigorous and relevant experiences through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. They use industry-leading technology to solve problems while gaining skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity.

Through the PLTW Gateway Program, our middle school students will take two semester-long courses each year such as Automation and Robotics, Design and Modeling, Flight and Space, Computer Science, Science of Technology, and the Magic of Electrons. These courses will help prepare our students for jobs which are available in South Arkansas, including jobs with chemical, engineering, and petroleum companies.

The Smackover-Norphlet School District is fully committed to providing engaging curricula and programs which will help students grow academically and obtain the skills needed to prepare for college or the workforce. We are excited about joining PLTW’s network and look forward to expanding this program with the PLTW Engineering Program of Study in the 2016-2017 school year for our ninth through twelfth grade students.