Graceland University student Jessie Fuller of Coal Hill earned the role of Annabelle Schmidt, Margaret and Pamela in The 39 Steps, a comedy spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 movie of the same name and of British detective plot productions in general.
Missouri State University-West Plains
Kaleigh N. Breathitt, Springdale, has been awarded the Grizzly Commemorative Scholarship, the Kissinger Family Grizzly Scholarship, and the Paul and Virginia Brown Grizzly Endowed Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains.
Breathitt, a 2018 graduate of Springdale High School, is a freshman at Missouri State-West Plains who plans to pursue a degree in physical education and exercise science.
She is the daughter of Pat and Sara Breathitt and a member of the university's Grizzly Volleyball team.
Missouri Valley College
Dallas Hopping of Rogers has been named to the fall 2018 dean's list at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. The requirements for the dean's list are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester and no "D," "F," or "Incomplete" grades for the semester.
Southern Arkansas University
Southern Arkansas University announced the names of 290 students who earned a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2018 semester, earning recognition on the SAU president's list.
Local students honored were: Cheyenne Burdess, senior elementary education (K-6) from Boles; Brittany Galinato, freshman elementary education (K-6) from Booneville; Emily Phillips, senior biological science: wildlife biology and conservation from Elkins; Lindsay Nichols, junior elementary education: STEM (K-6) from Harrison; Emily Parker, senior agricultural business from Harrison; Bailey Bottoms, senior elementary education (K-6) from Huntsville; Alyssa Duncan, senior psychology from Waldron; and Ashley Tucker, freshman elementary education (K-6) from Waldron.
Southern Arkansas University announced the names of 509 students who earned a 3.5 or higher GPA for the fall 2018 semester and recognition on the SAU's dean's list.
Local students honored were: Olivia Faught, junior sports management major from Alma; Matthew Chu, sophomore game, animation and simulation design major from Bentonville; Erin Burch, junior psychology major from Fayetteville; Derik Camp, senior performing arts: musical education (instrumental) major from Fayetteville; Alyssa Crase, junior exercise science major from Greenwood; Cortney Hicks, freshman agricultural science: animal science major from Greenwood; Taylor Womack, senior psychology major from Hackett; Cooper King, junior physical education and health (K-12) major from Harrison; Maria Rubio, senior agricultural business major from Harrison; Keeton Tennison, senior exercise science major from Harrison; Willow Waggoner, sophomore middle school education major from Harrison; Veronica Ramirez, senior game, animation and simulation design major from Huntsville; Danielle Boyster, freshman performing arts: theater major from Siloam Springs; Kristopher Johnson, sophomore computer science: privacy and cyber security major from Siloam Springs; Clarke Henson, senior sports management major from Van Buren; and Simon Tursky, junior performing arts: musical theater major from Van Buren.
Morgan Farrar of Rudy and Kayrat Bektemirov and Fayetteville are among more than 1,500 undergraduate students from around the world that will begin their academic careers at Tufts University, located in Medford/Somerville, Mass.
Kyrstin Branscum of Gravette was recognized at McPherson College as a high achiever with honorable mention. Students earning a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.54 are named to the honorable mention.
Frances Parish of Rogers was named to the honor roll at McPherson College for the fall 2018 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be a full-time student and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term.
Ranjith Cheruku of Rogers graduated with a master of science in information technology management degree from Campbellsville University during commencement ceremonies Dec. 7.
Abigail Johnson of Barling, a sophomore majoring in history-political science, was named to the fall 2018 president's list at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. The president's list recognizes students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor.
Southeast Missouri State University
Alice Anders of Fort Smith, Bethany Draper of Fayetteville, Sydney Furney of Van Buren and Anna Griffin of Bentonvilles have been named to the fall 2018 dean's list at Southeast Missouri State University.
Students named to the list earned at least a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, completed at least 12 hours of standard graded credit, achieved no grade below a B and received no failing grades in enrolled courses, including credit/no credit or pass/fail courses.
Joseph Buchholz of Springdale, Mallory Hart of Fayetteville, Brenner Hicky of Fayetteville, Taylor Leonard of Fayetteville, Alexandra Salamone of Fort Smith, Heather Spradlin of Bentonville, Michal Vasquez of Rogers and Madison Weston of Bentonville were named to the dean's list at Belmont University for the fall 2018 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
Wheaton College (Ill.) Students Performed in the 2018 "Blessed Son of God" Christmas Festival Concert. Allie Gould from Fayetteville sang soprano II in Women's Chorale and Jacey Gould from Fayetteville sang alto II in Women's Chorale.
Peru State College
William Orrender of Van Buren earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average at Peru State College (Nebraska) in the fall of 2018. To make the presient's list students must have a grade point average of 4.0 for the semester, have completed at least 12 graded credit hours during the past semester, have no incomplete grades for the semester and be degree seeking. This is the first semester the president's list has been awarded.
Micayla Faught of Rogers has been named to the dean's list for Graceland University's 2018 fall term. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean's list.
Keely Compton of Rogers and Melinda Johns of Centerton have been named to the president's list at Graceland University. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president's list.
Missouri Southern State University
Local students named to the deans list for the fall 2018 semester at Missouri Southern State University include full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. The students qualified for the honor by earning the required GPA while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.
Alma: Rachel E. Ray; Bella Vista: Michelle N. Borr, Alex R. Cawood, Melissa T. Emery, Madelyn A. Gale, Nathan P. Haikey, Bambi N. Hall, Hayley L. Hendrix, Rachel V. Murphy, Josh C. Nunn, Lynn A. Reed and Anna B. Wilkerson; Bentonville: Michelle D. Bozich, Karina A. Merlos, Megan A. Pearson-Hargus, Abigail Rogers, Amber D. Waltz, Brady C. Watson and Nicholette L. Wilson
Berryville: Araceli Gomez
Centerton: Jessica C. Jones, Norma C. Lucero and David S. Undiano
Fayetteville: Tesla M. Grogan
Fort Smith: Lauren R. Sutherland
Gentry: David R. Brinkley, Avery D. Cozens and Haylee E. Pyburn
Gravette: Mendy L. Roth
Green Forest: Thelma H. Ponce Gonzalez
Hindsville: Hunter R. Jamieson
Hiwasse: Kyler F. Bunch
Lowell: Samantha Barragan and Kassandra K. Scoggins
Pea Ridge: Joshua R. Estes, Courtney R. Ford and Kyle A. Thielemier
Rogers: Elizabeth I. Carpenter, Joshua P. Cookinham, Taylor L. Gilbert, Cinthia Salas, Dulce J. Vidales and Katelyn R. Williams
Siloam Springs: Mikkiela D. Rodriguez
Van Buren: Zachary C. Irwin
Witter: Joshua D. White
Daniel Hubbard and David Torres, both of Rogers, were recently named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Any full-time student with 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 is named to the dean's list.
Susana Salvador Cornejo of Cave Springs and Catherine Fakult of Rogers were named to the president's list for the fall semester at Benedictine College.
Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a perfect 4.0 grade point average through the spring term is named to the president's list.
Payton Weber of Harrison, Day Campus, Columbia, Mo., and Jared Alwyn of Rogers, Online, were recently named to the Columbia College dean's list for the fall semester. To be named to the dean's list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Jenna G. Bertuca of Rogers was named to the dean's list at MidAmerica Nazarene University the fall 2018 semester. A total of 418 students qualified for one of the honors. All students in traditional programs carrying 12 semester hours or more with a term GPA from 3.2 to 4.0 may qualify for one of these academic honors; dean's list ranges from 3.5 to 3.99.
Stock Market Game
Student teams from the Springdale and Ozark school districts were the regional winners of the Fall 2018 session of the Stock Market Game program, an investment simulation competition hosted by Economics Arkansas.
Springdale Public Schools: Parson Hills Elementary School, Joy Thomas Sawyer -- advisor, first place, elementary school division; Robert E. Lee Elementary School, Lynn Massey -- advisor, second place, elementary school division; Don Tyson School of Innovation, Angel Petet -- advisor, first place, junior high division; and Don Tyson School of Innovation, Leigh Verucchi -- advisor, second place, junior high division.
Ozark Public Schools: Ozark High School, Jessica Culver -- advisor, first and second place, high school division .
Placing first and second in the after-school division was the Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club.
The student winners and their teacher advisors will win cash prizes and copies of "The Bull" trophy, at an awards luncheon for the winners of the Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Year-Round 2018-19 sessions on May 13 in Little Rock. Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart Inc. will deliver the keynote address.
Economics Arkansas, a nonprofit educational organization that trains educators how to integrate economics and personal finance concepts into the PreK-12 classroom curriculum, hosts the Stock Market Game program each school year as fall, spring and year-round sessions. This investment simulation competition for students in grades 4-12 challenges participants to grow a hypothetical stock portfolio of $100,000 over the course of 12 weeks or the duration of the school year. Not only do students learn key saving and investing principles, but they also hone their math, business, communication, economics and analytical skills.
Crowder College announced its fall 2018 dean's list. Students achieved dean's list honors by completing 12 or more credit hours and earning a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the fall 2018 semester.
Students included Katelynn Nolan, Payton Wildeman and Shelby Woodard of Bentonville; Anthony Jones of Centerton; Glory Sweet of Clarksville; Sandra Booth of Decatur; Jessica Gregrich of Gravette; Hanna Graves of Hiwasse; Jordan Hardin and Cole Wright of Pea Ridge; Jennifer Burns, Jessica Munoz and Steven Shoup of Rogers; John Cook of Siloam Springs; and Carlos Palestino and Eliz Reyes Hernandez of Springdale.
University of Saint Mary
Divina Flores of Barling and Bennett Hladick of Bentonville have been named to the fall 2018 dean's honor list at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan., with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Alexander Fink of Bella Vista and George Black of Rogers were placed on the dean's list at Greenville (Ill.) University for the fall 2018 semester.
NAN Our Town on 01/10/2019
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