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Six Grads Given Renewable $1,000 Scholarships by South Shore Foundation
June 2006

Six graduating seniors from area high schools have received 2006 South Shore Foundation Academic Scholarships, $1,000 scholarships renewable for four years. South Shore Foundation is the charitable foundation of NATCO.

Students receiving the scholarships and their schools are: Keisha Crow, Bergman; Holly Henley, Bruno-Pyatt; Mallory Rorie, Flippin; Ben Thompson, Lead Hill; Tyler Prichard, Omaha; and Shane Craig Smith, Yellville-Summit.

School administration officials select their school’s recipient from applicants based upon academic record and financial need. The $1,000 scholarships can be renewed each year if recipients meet the requirements of attending an Arkansas college or university, earning a “B” average, and being a full-time student.

Keisha Crow
Keisha Crow
Bergman High School’s scholarship recipient, Keisha Crow, plans to attend North Arkansas College at Harrison then transfer to Arkansas Tech or the University of Central Arkansas to study either elementary education or business. In high school, Keisha was named the outstanding member of Future Career and Community Leaders of America for three years, received the president’s award for two years and earned both silver and gold medals at FCCLA district and state Star Events. She is the daughter of Randy and Tracy Crow of Bergman.

Holly Henley
Holly Henley
Bruno-Pyatt High School’s scholarship recipient is Holly Henley of Everton. Holly plans to attend North Arkansas College at Harrison and has not decided on a major course of study. In high school, Holly was Future Farmers of America Dairy Products State Individual Champion and a member of the eighth place national FFA Competition Team. She was also active in sports, achieving all-conference status in softball for two years, and all-state recognition in basketball this year. Holly is the daughter of Karen Welch.

Mallory Rorie
Mallory Rorie
Flippin High School’s South Shore Academic Scholarship recipient is Mallory Rorie of Flippin. Mallory plans to attend Arkansas State University at Beebe to begin studying for a career in dentistry. In high school, Mallory was National Honor Society president, class president, and earned academic awards in math, German, and science. She was vice president of the science club and achieved all-conference recognition in basketball. Mallory is the daughter of Curtis and Janet Rorie.

Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson
Lead Hill High School’s scholarship recipient is Ben Thompson of Lead Hill, who plans to attend the University of Arkansas to major in biological science, then pursue graduate study in hydrogeology. In high school, Ben was president of the senior class, honor society, and reading club, and an officer in Future Business Leaders. He received academic honors in English for four years, as well as history for two years. He played basketball and baseball, was on the year book staff, and was Arkansas Wellness Committee representative from Lead Hill school. He has also been active in community, church, civic, and volunteer activities such as pee wee basketball and Big Pal reading to first grade students. He wrote the first place essay two years for the Voice of Democracy essay contest. He has done farm work and boat dock work. He is the son of David and Diane Thompson.

Tyler Prichard
Tyler Prichard
Omaha High School’s scholarship winner is Tyler Prichard of Harrison. He plans to attend North Arkansas College to study business management. In high school, Tyler was a delegate to Boys State from Omaha, and was active in athletics, achieving all-region recognition in basketball as a senior when he was team captain and in his 11th grade season. As an underclassman, he was also named best offensive player in ninth grade, achieved the highest field goal percentage in the 10th grade, and during his junior year was best three-point shooter, and was named to the all-state tournament team. Tyler is the son of Michael Shane Prichard and the grandson of Laverne Prichard.

Shane Craig Smith
Shane Craig Smith
Shane Craig Smith of Yellville received the South Shore Academic Scholarship at Yellville-Summit High School. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas to study computer engineering. In high school, Shane earned the school Service Award for his help in the E.A.S.T. lab for the past two years. He made a presentation to Little Rock area educators about how Yellville-Summit had set up its E.A.S.T. lab (environmental and spacial technology). Shane will be employed at the school this summer as technology coordinator, he said. Shane earned the Cisco I and II academic awards and won an award in computer programming sponsored by Axicom and the University of Arkansas engineering department. He was a member of the German club as well as Future Business Leaders of America.

For more information about the South Shore Academic Scholarship program or the foundation, call 1-888-774-6731 (SSHORE1).
 

 
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