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.

NHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships (Day Three)

Lindsey Martin will attend Louisiana Tech University and pursue a degree in Veterinarian Medicine. She received the Union County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Bulldog Scholarship,and Outstanding Student Scholarship.

Alyssa McElveen will attend Louisiana Tech University and pursue a degree in Nursing. She has received the Bulldog Scholarship and Outstanding Student Scholarship.

Addison Wilson will attend Southern Arkansas University in the fall. He has received the Booster Club Male Scholar Athlete Scholarship and the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.

Jasmin White has been awarded the Southern Arkansas Music Scholarship, University of Arkansas at Monticello Music Scholarship, Band Booster Scholarship and the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. She will pursue a music degree.