Eighty-one students from the Little Rock School District's Class of 2013 were honored at the ninth annual Academic Signing Day on May 20th at the Governor's Mansion. The event was presented by the Public Education Foundation and the Little Rock School District.
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, out-of-state or even out of the country are equally celebrated!
Many members of the Class of 2013 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 accross the country and abroad, including Harvard University, St. Andrews University in Scotland, UCLA, Sewanee: the University of the South, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, and Washington University in St. Louis.
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. The list of honorees follows this article.