ASU "Prize Patrol" Visits Meadows at PHS

Thursday, December 26, 2013
On hand for the ASU Honors College "Prize Patrol" visit to PHS were, from left-- honors student N'Deea Lee, ASU Honors College assistant director Jamie Beck, Aaron Meadows, Honors College Director Rebecca Oliver and honors student Emily Peters.(photo courtesy Ellen Meadows)

Piggott High School senior Aaron Meadows got a surprise visit last Wednesday, Dec. 18, from the Arkansas State University Honors College "prize patrol."

Meadows earned the visit after he was named as one of several area recipients of the A-STATE Scholar scholarship. Awardees of the scholarship can count themselves among the most academically talented scholars in the State of Arkansas. The A-STATE Scholarship endows each recipient with up to a $14,000 academic scholarship for each academic year. It includes $7,280 for tuition and fees, $3,000 for an on-campus meal plan and $3,720 for on-campus housing. This equates to a total of $56,000 toward the scholar's college education.

On hand for the presentation of the award were honors student N'Deea Lee, ASU Honors College assistant director Jamie Beck, Director Rebecca Oliver and honors student Emily Peters. ASU offers institutional scholarships based on ACT scores and the A-STATE Scholar award is the top scholarship offered.

The ASU Prize Patrol also made stops at Buffalo Island Central, Manila, Gosnell, Paragould High School, Crowley's Ridge Academy and Greene County Tech last Wednesday to surprise other scholars endowed by the program.

Meadows plans to attend Arkansas State University in the fall of 2014, with hopes of majoring in engineering. He is the son of Ellen Meadows and Tracy Meadows, and the grandson of Reuben and Carolyn Seay of Rector and Don and Carol Meadows of Atkins.

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