Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Washington University of St. Louis and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Among Top College Choices for LRSD Graduates at 2014 Academic Signing Day     

Ninety-five students from the Little Rock School District's Class of 2014 were honored at the tenth annual Academic Signing Day on Monday, May 19

 

Abhilasha Gokulan

Dartmouth College

Abrar Matin

University of Southern California

Akiko Kyong-McClain

Temple University

Alden Walters

Yale

Alena Higgins

University of California Santa Barbara

Alexander "Alex" Shannon

Centenary College of Louisana

Alexander Parr

Arkansas

Alexander Zhang

Yale

Alexandra Honeycutt

Arkansas

Allison Light

Princeton

Ankita Das

Duke

Anne Schexnayder

Arkansas

Ashley Finney

Arkansas

Astha Mittal

Hendrix

Attrice Meeks

Arkansas

Audrey Bauman

UCA

Avinash Arulmurugu

Boston University

Ayesha Patel

Arkansas

Briana Jones

UALR

Callah Mitchell

UALR

Chloe' Robinson

University of Memphis

Christian Coletti

Oklahoma State University

Christyal Holloway

Arkansas State University

DANYAL AMIN SMANI

Rice University

Claudia Vargas

Pulaski Tech College

Darielle Brown

UCA

Darius Ford

Washington University of St. Louis

Darryonna Armstrong

UALR

Deborah Rookey

Washington University of St. Louis

Destinee Boddie

Rhodes College

Elizabeth Palmer

University of Washington at Seattle

Emily Claire Mackey

Wake Forest University

Emma Gaither

Hendrix

Eric Gasby

UALR

Errick Jackson

Harvey Mudd College

Esther Park

University of Penn

Evan Yi

Davidson College

Evan Young

Arkansas

Farhan Kawsar

Rice University

Gabrielle Miller

UCA

Garrett Bethel

Arkansas

Georgia Gazette

Arkansas

Hannah Bullard

Barnard College

Hannah Tackett

Hendrix

Irish Pelayo

Pulaski Tech College

Jackson Weaver

Arkansas

Jacob Oldham

Arkansas

James Joseph Abraham

Vanderbilt

James Burrow

Arkansas

James Hill

Rice University

Joseph Hwang

Georgetown University

Jourdan Lee

Tulane University

Justin Guyton

Washington University of St. Louis

Kaitlyn Perreault

Boston University

Katherine Knight

Texas Christian University

Kennedy Green

Arkansas

Kiran Chakka

New York University

Kristen Eldridge

Arkansas

Leila Kerr

Baylor University

Lela-Tamara Fluker

Lyon College

LINA AL-AZZAWI

Pulaski Tech College

Lindsey Graefen

Anderson University

Mackenzie Bodie

Arkansas

Manuel Alvarez Romero

Harvard

Melinda Lue

Pomona College

Nasasha Worthy

Arkansas Tech

Natalie Doris

Undecided

Natasha Thompson

University of Southern California

Nathan Harkey

Harding University

Nathanael Ji

Princeton

Rachel Haislip

UCA Honors College

Rong Ding

St. Lous College of Pharmacy

Ross Regan

University of South Carolina

Ryan Wass

U of A at Fayetteville

Sarah Alexander

University of Georgia

Sarah Dodd

Harding University

Sarah Greenbaum

Rhodes College

Sarah Halford

Arkansas

Siddharth Jambhekar

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sonya Mehta

Case Western Reserve University

Stephanie Menhart

University of California San Diego

Sydney Alman

Northwestern University

Taurean Brown

Pomona College

Tiraneka Broadway

UCA

Tylon Jackson

Arkansas

Victoria Linn Spradley

Hendrix

Walter Bass

University of Virginia at Charlottesville

Will Richardson

Arkansas

William Mitchell

Rhodes College

William Nicholson

Columbia College in Chicago

Wyatt Williams

Arkansas

Xavier Wills

Arkansas

Yulia Batalina

Arkansas

Yuxiu (Katherine) Wang

Hendrix College

 

 

Academic Signing Day mirrors athletic signing days, where top athletes sign letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level. As with athletic signings, high-achieving students choosing to study here in Arkansas and out-of-state are equally celebrated!

 

Many members of the Class of 2014 have received significant academic awards and substantial scholarships. While several of this year's honorees have chosen to attend Arkansas colleges and universities, others plan to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities across the country, including Boston University, Duke, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Pomona College, University of Southern California and Yale. Among those being celebrated are a Gates Millennium Scholar, a student who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, and academically gifted student athletes.

 

To qualify for Academic Signing Day, graduates were required to achieve at least one of the following: 1) cumulative 4.0 grade point average from ninth through 12th grade; 2) valedictorian, salutatorian, or the third or fourth highest rank in their class; 3) National Achievement Semifinalist; 4) National Hispanic Scholar; and/or 5) National Merit Semi-finalist.

 
Governor Mike Beebe addressed the students and Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Colette Honorable provided the keynote speech.