Van Buren High School seniors Jordan Lee Ann Moore and Talon Wagoner have been selected as the 2013 scholarship recipients of the Harry O. Hamm Foundation Trust.
Administered by the Trust Department of Citizens Bank & Trust Co., the Hamm Foundation scholarships are funded from an endowment by former Sophia Meyer School student Harry O. Hamm, who left his entire estate for the post-secondary education of Van Buren High School graduates.
The individual scholarship awards are for up to $8,000 per academic year for up to five years. With the addition of this year’s scholarship recipients, Hamm’s legacy has now provided scholarships for 97 Van Buren High School graduates.
Jordan, the daughter of Amanda Preston, plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas, majoring in biochemistry. Her goal is to become a general practitioner.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, MEDS (Medical Education Developed Through Science) and Beta Club at Van Buren High School. Jordan also received a Van Buren Academic Excellence award and was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She currently is employed at Western Sizzlin.
Talon, the daughter of Michelle Young, plans to major in psychology at Arkansas Tech University and then attend the University of Central Arkansas with the ultimate goal of becoming an occupational therapist.
Talon is a member of t he Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Partners Club, T412, Mu Alpha Theta and the Van Buren High School volleyball team. She also was selected as a 2012 Arkansas Scholar and chosen as Miss Congeniality in the 2013 Miss Van Buren High School Pageant.