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Six Grads Receive South Shore Academic Scholarships
June 2007

Six graduating seniors from area high schools have received 2007 South Shore Foundation Academic Scholarships of $1,000 each. South Shore Foundation is the charitable foundation of Northern Arkansas Telephone Company. School administration officials select their school’s recipient from applicants based upon academic record.

Scholarship winners and their schools are: A. Josiah Whitsell, Bruno-Pyatt; Andrea Hardman, Bergman; Amanda Nicole Crosby, Flippin; Alissa Hopkins, Lead Hill; Justin Kyle Tindall, Omaha; and Belinda Cay Birrer, Yellville-Summit.

Josiah Whitsell
Josiah Whitsell of Everton was a member of the National Honor Society, and received honors as follows: Student of the Year, honor roll, attendance, agri, biology, history, and English. He participated in basketball, baseball, and track, and was in Future Business Leaders. His parents are Tony and Christi Whitsell. Josiah plans to attend Arkansas Tech University to study music.

Andrea Hardman
Andrea Hardman of Harrison was valedictorian of her class, class president, student body president, National Honor Society member, and received honors as follows: Woodmen of the World Award, highest grade in college trigonometry, chemistry, and advanced placement U.S. history. She participated in basketball, softball, Key Club, Senior Scholars, Student Council, and Spanish club. Her parents are Dale and Brenda Hardman. Andrea plans to attend Harding University with a science/math major.

Amanda Crosby Amanda Crosby of Flippin was state secretary, designer and workshop leader of National Honor Society, yearbook editor, state finalist in Voice of Democracy, and received honors as follows: Outstanding Band Student, American history, Woodmen of the World. She participated in soccer, color guard, Future Business Leaders, Students Against Destructive Decisions, foreign language club, Student Council, band, drama club, science club, and quiz bowl. Amanda is the daughter of Mike and Patty Crosby. She plans to enroll at the University of Arkansas; her major is undeclared. 

Alissa Hopkins
Alissa Hopkins of Lead Hill was valedictorian of her class, a member of National Honor Society, and state winner in track, placing third in the 800 meter race, basketball and softball captain, and received honors as follows: Certificates of Achievement in chemistry, trigonometry, and U.S. history. She was included in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. She also participated in choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Future Business Leaders. Alissa is the daughter of Kenny and Cindy French. She plans to major in psychology at Arkansas Tech University.

Justin Tindall
Justin Tindall of Omaha participated in basketball, fencing/sword fighting, band, choir, and E.A.S.T. (Environmental and Spatial Technology) while at Omaha High School. He is the son of Joel and Christie Tindall. He plans to enroll at the University of Central Arkansas to major in computer business sciences and marketing.

Belinda Birrer

Belinda Birrer of Yellville was a member of National Honor Society, a cheerleader, and on the Yell-Kat staff. She also participated in the Yellville Environmental Awareness Club and was chosen in Who’s Who as the “most likely to succeed.”  Belinda is the daughter of Randy and Reanell Birrer. She plans to enroll at the University of the Ozarks and major in early childhood education.

For more information about the South Shore Academic Scholarship program or the foundation, call 1-800-775-6682.

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