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Emily Parker of Harrison, a student at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, received a leadership award from the school at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

U of ALittle Rock

Alexis McCartney of Ozark, a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named a semifinalist in the 2017-18 Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge.

McCartney was part of a three-person team from the university that competed. The team members were honored as semifinalists for proposing an omni-channel marketing plan that promoted Fossil's Smart Q watches among consumers aged 18 to 35. Gary Geissler, professor of marketing at UA Little Rock, advised the team.

The Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge is hosted by Marketing EDGE, a national education nonprofit committed to fostering skill-ready, responsive and responsible marketers of the future.


Axel Izaguirre-Garcia, a senior from Gravette, was named a Student Ambassador at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Mason Evers of Bentonville was chosen as president.

Student Ambassadors complete close to 400 hours of work by hosting, attending and supporting events. They serve as greeters and assist the institutional advancement team at receptions and alumni events and lead special campus events. Selection for ambassadors includes attending a mixer, an application packet and two rounds of interviews.

BentonvilleHigh School

Holly Howard, a Bentonville High School teacher, was chosen to participate in the 2018 National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute on Storytelling and the Visual Arts held last month in Washington, D.C.

During the six-day seminar, K-12 educators explored the connection between storytelling and learning and how to integrate the two in the classroom. Each teacher told his own story through the process of making a short film.

Farm Bureau

The Washington County Farm Bureau awarded 15 $1,000 college scholarships to incoming freshmen at its July 26 board meeting. Students included Katherine McConnell of Prairie Grove, Baylie Lanier of Prairie Grove, Laney Roebke of West Fork, Hollie Webb of Lincoln, Elizabeth Berner, Sagely Burnett, Sierra Burnett, Paul Cole, Sara Cunningham, Katie Gardner, Sara Gardner, Alex Henry, Jordan Horn, Billy Zeke Laird and Abby Simco.

University ofNebraska-Lincoln

Chandra Bautista of Berryville and Mallory Fox of Fayetteville are summer 2018 graduates of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bautista earned a doctor of philosophy, and Fox received a bachelor of science in business administration.

Fort Lewis College

Madeleine Roberts of Bentonville and Elise Lilburn of Rogers were named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with grade-point averages of 3.6 or higher.

Univ. of Central Oklahoma

Thu Ngo of Fayetteville is a summer 2018 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, with a master of science degree in forensic science.

U of AFayetteville

Andrew Warren of Fayetteville, a freshman student at the University of Arkansas, earned a scholarship paid with money raised at the 19th annual Delta Scholarship Golf Classic in Wynne on July 20. The event raised more than $17,500 for scholarships for students majoring in crop science or environmental, soil and water science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Ellsworth Community College

Keely Mulder of Bella Vista is a 2018 graduate of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa, with an associate in applied science degree in equine science.

Baylor University

Umar A. Brimah of Bentonville is a 2018 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a bachelor of business administration degree.


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock named several local students to the summer 2018 honor rolls.

Veronica Jones of Huntsville, Vianca Martin of Fort Smith, Victoria McCartney of Rogers, Kayle Roberts of Huntsville, Roberta Roberts of Huntsville and Rhonda Thomas of Berryville were named to the chancellor's list, with grade-point averages of 3.9 or better.

Klara Hutchinson of Huntsville was named to the dean's list, with a grade-point average of 3.5 grade or better.

BentonvilleHigh School

The Bentonville High School Wind Ensemble was chosen to perform at the National Concert Band Festival on March 14-16 at Butler University in Indianapolis.

The National Concert Band Festival is part of the Music for All National Festival, which features high school and junior high bands, orchestras and choirs from across the nation. Attendees take part in clinics, workshops and performances with instruction and feedback from leading music educators at the high school and collegiate levels.

In addition, four member of the Bentonville Pride Marching Band, Allie Abide, Kayton Little, Ariel Trimble and Samantha Petch, will perform as members of Macy's Great American Marching Band at the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Abide was chosen to join the band for the second consecutive year.

The entire Bentonville Pride Marching Band will compete in November at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championship in Indianapolis, where it will perform this season's football halftime show "Modern Marie." The band also will perform the show in segments at each BHS home football game and in at the Bentonville Marching Invitational on Oct. 6 at Tiger Stadium.

Students in all of the BHS bands raise funds through corporate and individual sponsors to cover travel costs. Sponsorships for the 2018-19 school year are available by contacting

Southern Arkansas University

Several local students are 2018 graduates of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Casey Connior of Bentonville earned a master of education degree; Nicholas O'Neal, Rogers, bachelor of university studies; Clayton Pankey of Fort Smith, master of science degree, kinesiology-coaching; Autumn Suydam, Bella Vista, master of science degree, kinesiology-coaching; Marcus Wyatt, Springdale, master of science degree, kinesiology-coaching.

Bentonville High School

Rosetta Cao, a student at Bentonville High School, was chosen as one of 12 students to represent the U.S. in debate, sponsored by the National Speech and Debate Association. Throughout the school year, the team will compete in nearly a dozen competitions across the globe including New York, Germany, Croatia, California, Slovenia, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Croatia and Slovenia.

Columbia College

Jared Alwyn of Rogers was named to the 2018 dean's list of the Columbia College (Mo.) online campus, with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.


Tracy Meeks, a graduate of Northwest Arkansas Community College recently received a National Bookkeeper Association certification.

Meeks recently was awarded an associate of applied science degree in business management, accounting technology -- the first student to complete the school's new program.


Luke Barber of Lavaca, a student at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, served this summer as the John Paul Hammerschmidt Fellow in U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's office. During the seven-week fellowship, Barber attended hearings and conducted research on a variety of policy initiatives, including trade tariffs and immigration legislation.

NAN Our Town on 09/06/2018

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