NWACC Honors Rising Scholars from Area High Schools
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NorthWest Arkansas Community College Honors Rising Scholars from Area High Schools
Total of 177 Students Recognized for Completing at Least 12 Hours of College Credit
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (May 4, 2016) NorthWest Arkansas Community College recently recognized 177 high school students as Rising Scholars for having excelled in college classes at NWACC.
High school students can take NWACC classes on the NWACC campus, through the Early College Experience program, or through the Northwest Technical Institute Secondary Career Center. To receive the award, graduating high school seniors must be enrolled in or have completed at least 12 college credit hours while maintaining a 3.00 or higher NWACC grade point average.
NWACC recognized 177 students as NWACC Rising Scholars in spring 2016:
Ambassadors for Christ Academy: Lisa Blackketter, Samantha Bringman, Rachel Mars, Ashley Wofford
Bentonville High School: Mason Armstrong, Rachael Boysen, Colin Davies, David Dawkins, Veronica Hader, Georgina Hernandez, Lila Kane, Rebekah Marrufo, Catherine Nettle, Emily Rosenau, Brandon Smith, Vinicius Vianna
Elkins High School: Sarah Reed, Mahala Steele
Farmington High School: Charlie Barron, Sara Brackett, Ti Caughman, Baley Davis, Megan Dooly, Evyn Doran, Lillian Filbeck, Garoline Ganoung, Shelbie Hausam, Jordan Hodges, Dominic Lannutti, Hannah Lindsay, Tkeyah McDaniel, Bethany McKnight, Audrey Pike, Sydney Silva, McKinley Stamps
Fayetteville High School: Thomas Broyles, Megan Davidian, William Head, Braden Jordan, Alyssa Keller, Alexis Walker, Alissa Williams
Gentry High School: Wyatt Clark, Alexis West, Kaci Starkey, Olivia Weathers, Mark White
Gravette High School: Jaye Chalk, Jillian Greenway, Lauren Lambert, Kaitlyn Sands, Kara Smith
Greenland High School: Mattie Alaniz, Daken Bailey, Chance Glander, Jared Grabon, Oaklie Jackson, Reagan Ridenoure, Warren Robinette, Natalie Sherer, Sarah Wright
Har-Ber High School: Bailey Baxendale, McKenzie Beyer, Sydney Steele, Haley Sullins
Heritage High School: Angelica Andrade, Edith Barbosa, Keely Compton, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Hannah Markel, Robert Miller, Diana Ortega, Kathryn Puckett, Jacob Qualls, Sadie Reidy, Jonathan Rojo
Home-School Students: Jalen, Bell, Bailee Boehmer, Cynthia Butcher, Joshua Cascio, Paul Clayberg, Luke Clayberg, Maja Dilly, Gentry Jones, Ashley Palmer, John Parmer, Mitchell Sanders, Benjamin Schaap, Ashton Shaw
Life Way Christian: Brenna Crossno
New Tech High School: Bryce Holcomb, Hannah Katt, Keyla Malone, Mara Nolan, Joshua VanSickler, Alejandra Viveros-Gonzalez
Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy: Courtney Bell, Levi Brown, Amber Harmon, Alexus Losey, Tristan Mackey, Mariana Soto, Riley Vojdani
Pea Ridge Public School: Bryce Beckmann, Kaylin Brouhard, Nicole Henson, Lorrie Klein, Ashtyn Mondy, Shelby Morgan, Katelyn Ralph, Allie Van Houden, Rebecca Woods
Rogers High School: Danielle Bertuca, Ashlee Campbell, Jesse Davis, Katelyn Forbis, Nyla Frinzell-Mack, Israel Garacia Campos, Sabra Ivey, Samantha Lassiter, Yissel Mora, Hannah Mosman, Mackenzie Page, Jacob Porter, Lauren Ross, Meghan Schmuck, Debanhy Sonora, Kaleb Stalder, Maggie Tankersely
Shiloh Christian High School: Natalie Akers, Alyssa Antuna, Victoria Baker, Barrett Beauchamp, Broderick Butler, Makensie Cobb, Hannah Cobb, Bethany Cobb, Ryley Cox, Madeline Ferm, Kailyn Fish, Gunner Gilbert, Anna Gookin, Lakin Hall, Zachary Heil, Austin Henley, Ethan Jurik, Emily King, Joshua Koretoff, Makenzi Kostel, Whiteney Littrell, Morgahn Martin, Taylor Neil, Marshall Ney, Jacob Plunkett, Austin Porter, Kaitlyn Ragsdale, Reagan Robinson, Kendyl Ruiz, Lacey Schroeder, Celestene Sebag, Chloe Suarez, Sean Sutton, Blaire Taylor, Daniel Thomas, Mariel VanHorn, Sarah Vickers, Caroline Wyrick, William Zurborg
Siloam Springs High School: Clinton Carroll, Bethany Rodgers, Summer Vaughan
Springdale High School: Maeleigh Bowen, Madeline Crowder, Gage Edwards, Kaylee Gaston, Jackson Hutchins, Karissa Todd, Nadine Webb
NWACC also recognizes area high schools for their commitment to offering students concurrent enrollment opportunities. To be recognized as an Early College Experience School, 10 percent or more of the students participating in the NWACC Early College Experience program must be recognized as NWACC Rising Scholars. High schools recognized in May 2016 were Ambassadors for Christ Academy, Farmington High School, Gentry High School, Gravette High School, Greenland High School, Heritage High School, New Tech High School, Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy, Pea Ridge Schools, Rogers High School, Shiloh Christian High School, Siloam Springs High School and Springdale High School.
NWACC has been offering concurrent enrollment opportunities to area high school students since 1995. In the academic year 2014-15, students saved $804,820 in tuition and fees by participating in the Early College Experience program offered by NWACC. Fall 2015 enrollment in the program was 1,094 high school students.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a smart choice for students wanting to pursue quality higher education. As an accredited institution through The Higher Learning Commission, NWACC is a public two-year institution that serves and strengthens its surrounding communities in Benton and Washington counties by helping our students maximize their potential and exceed expectations. With state-of-the-art facilities, NWACC provides excellent academic instruction and workforce training needed to succeed, offering personalized attention from highly respected faculty, staff, and administrators. For more information, visit www.nwacc.edu.