Manuel awarded scholarship

Bobby Manuel Sr., was recently awarded the Fall 2020 BRTC Paragould Student Scholarship from Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. Manuel is seeking a Master Electrician License.

Manuel, a 1995 graduate of Osceola High School, is from Keiser. He is the son of James and Carolyn Manuel, the husband of Teresa and the father of Clay and Bobby Jr.

The scholarship is offered to full-time BRTC students who attend at least one traditional class at the Paragould campus or to Paragould non-traditional industry students who are enrolled in at least one Paragould program.

BRTC awards Statler scholarship

Kaylop Meadows of Jonesboro has been awarded the David A. Statler Machine Shop Scholarship for the fall 2020 semester at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.

Meadows is a 2019 graduate of Nettleton High School and the son of Virginia Hunter of Jonesboro. He is currently seeking a degree in machine tool technology.

The scholarship was established as a memorial for David Statler, longtime BRTC machine tool instructor. Recipients receive $1,000 per semester.

Firefighter class enjoys success

The Firefighter Essentials class at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas has been celebrating success all semester.

The class passed the emergency medical responder course, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management’s Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations state exam, the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s Wildland Fire Operations and the Arkansas State Fire Academy’s Minimum Standards Exams all with a 100-percent pass rate.

The class also took the written Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 exams, and 70 percent of the students passed on the first attempt.

Culver-Stockton awards scholarships

Julia Morgan of Pocahontas, a senior at Pocahontas High School, and Deuce Moore of Lepanto, a senior at East Poinsett County High School, were admitted into the incoming class for the fall 2021 semester at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and awarded Hilltop Scholarships, $10,500 per year scholarships for four years.

These scholarships are based upon academic credentials and are renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.

A-State scholarship inspired by professor

Dr. Sam Kallsnick, a dentist in Lee’s Summit, Mo., has committed a total of $28,000 for a scholarship, with $25,000 forming the base of an endowment fund and the remaining $3,000 being designated for annual awards while the endowment accrues interest, in honor of Dr. George Harp, emeritus professor of environmental biology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Harp was a faculty member from 1967 until retirement in 1999.

Full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply, but preference will be given to pre-professional students, especially those intending to pursue dentistry.

Belmont announces fall dean’s list

Charity Robinson, Cade Rogers, Lilly Rogers and John David Stafford, all of Jonesboro, and Olivia Bolen and Thomas Gray, both of Paragould, were named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

HOSA officers named

Officers of the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Club at Nettleton High School for 2020-21 were recently announced.

Those selected include Lelis Gutierrez, president; Jamyia Thomas, vice president; Alesia Neisler, secretary/treasurer; Najalyn Lee, reporter, and Abby Strange, historian. The club adviser is Sondra Cline, RN, Health Science Technology instructor.