Cole Spigner, Ashdown High School Senior was named an  Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholar for Little River County this year.

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. This scholarship program is designed to promote academic excellence and to encourage the state’s most talented graduates to enroll in Arkansas post-secondary educational institutions.

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.

Cole will attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and has been accepted into the Honors College. He plans to study Physics and Astronomy. While at Ashdown High School, he played football and baseball throughout those years and made 7-4A All-Conference Football this year. He is also a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, and First Baptist Church Youth Ministry.

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