Ashdown High School Senior Robin Roy was named an Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholar for Little River County this year.

In order to even be considered for the honor, a minimum composite score of 32 in the ACT must be made AND either a 3.50 academic grade point average or selection as a National Achievement Finalist or National Merit Finalist. “This is a scholarship program to promote academic excellence and to encourage the state’s most talented graduates to enroll in Arkansas post-secondary educational institutions is created and established which shall be cited as the Arkansas Governor’s Scholars Program.”

According to a press release, "This is a prestigious award offered by the State of Arkansas and available for a span of four academic years. It can be used at any approved Arkansas public or private college or university. The scholarship can be used for tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board.”

Robin plans to attend Pulaski Tech in their Culinary Arts Program. While at Ashdown High School, she has been on the Quiz Bowl Team, in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and FBLA.

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