One-hundred fifty-four Arkansas scholars from the 2016 graduating class of Van Buren High School will be honored at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Commons of VBHS.
Miss Arkansas 2015 Loren McDaniel is the keynote speaker at the event hosted by the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. McDaniel is a Van Buren High School alumni and former honors graduate.
Arkansas Scholars, started by the Arkansas Business and Education Alliance and sponsored by local chambers of commerce, is centered on academic achievement for a broad range of students. The students are asked to meet a set of criteria that will prepare them for both the workplace and additional education after high school.
One of the requirements of the program is a 95 percent attendance record for all four high school academic years.
Each scholar is presented with a certificate at the banquet and awarded a medallion to wear at graduation.
The banquet will honor students for their achievements and encourage them to continue to maintain their high standards that are demanded in the business world, according to Brad Martin and Joseph Lyon, co-chairmen of the chamber’s education committee.
This year’s honorees will be:
Samantha Allbaugh, Geycel Alvarado Martinez, Catherine Artero Arriola, Michael Barker, Jordan Barlow, Joshua Bender, Caleb Brown, Josie Burnett, Hunter Cady, Jenna Caetano, Ty Callahan, Christopher Campos, Payton Carr, Sidnee Carter, Samantha Chick, Whitney Childers, Madison Chitwood, Ceira Clark, Miriam Claveria, Karla Colocho-Brizuela, Colton Conn, Joshua Coombes, Michalla Corson, Desarae Crawford, Ariane Davidson, Jared Davidson, Abbigail Davis, Brandon Davis, Lauren Delnuovo, Sandra Diaz, Hana Dolanski, Beth Duquette, Matthew Dusha, Christian Dye, Cody Eagle, Hannah Evans, Kallie Evans.
Also, Farrah Fight, Jean Paul Figueroa, Randall Fitzwater, Jaimee Flavier, Christian Flores, Hailey Floyd, Sarah Fouts, Alexa Franklin-Benac, Adam Fudge, Samuel Gallardo, Catherine Gonzalez, Danae Goodwin, Casey Guess, Dalton Hall, Brooklyn Hardcastle, Kaitlyn Harp, Sarah Harrison, Zane Harrison, Karlee Hart, Heathrynn Hartman, Lauren Hill, Logan Hill, Jacob Honeyman, Emily Humphrey, Laura Megan Humphreys, Elizabeth Hutchins, Marlen Ibarra, Megan Irons, Seth Johnson, Alexis Jones, Makayla Jones, Ryan King, Bethany Kirkland, Logan Koprovic.
Also, Loren Lale, Juliann Lamproe, Lyndon Lewis, Preston Liles, Elizabeth Lopez, Kathleen Lopez, Madison Loris, Makayla Luedloff, Mickey Malone, Annalea Mann, Alyssa Marsocci, Jacob Marquis, Bethany Mason, Donald McBride, Casee Meadors, Emilio Medina, Brandy Mendoza, Ashleigh Miller, Noah Miller, Cindy Monterroza, Braydon Montgomery, Katelynn Montgomery, Mary Morales, Hunter Nauman, Madeline Elizabeth Nelson, Jenny Nguyen, Jesse Nichols, Dalton Norris, Kennedy Norwood, Mackenzie Oliver, Mikyla Osman.
Also, David Parker, Mekali Parks, Natisha Patel, Kayla Patton, Matthew Pence, Alexandra Peters, Zara Phonhthydeth, Michael Pickens, Callie Pool, Karen Quijada, Evan Rackley, Haley Rains, Victoria Risley, Alissa Robberson, Charlotte Roberts, Jennifer Rubio, Madeline Salinas, Hayden Salisbury, Veronica Sanabria, Javnett Sandhu, Ashton Sangster, Lydia Shearburn, Kelsey Shockley, Chandler Smith, Katelyn Smith, Skylar Smith, Ashley Spain, Breeana Spangler, Mallory Stephenson, Zac Stobaugh, Allison Sullivan, Bethany Sutterfield.
And, Andrew Taylor, Makinzee Thomas, Kory Thongkham, Haley Titsworth, Kaitlin Tolbert, Taylor Tounzen, Sydnee Trammell, Hayley Trejo, Taylor Turner, Manuel Valente, Mildred Verdin, Jasmin Vorabouth, Kyle Walter, Kendra Grace Weifenbach, Madison Weir, Kaitlyn White, Katjana Wiederkehr, Chassity Yarbrough, Jordan Yerby and Julie Zuspann.