This year marks the 22nd year that Hal Barnes/Mountain Harbor scholarships have been awarded to graduates of any of the three schools in Montgomery County. We are very proud to have been able to help over forty students further their education.
The Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that this year because we had so many outstanding applications, it was decided to award two full $2,000 scholarships. These scholarships are for $2,000.00 for one year; $1,000 for the first semester; and then the second $1,000.00 will be given for the second semester as long as they maintain a cumulative 2.5 gpa or better with a minimum of 12 hours.
The first Hal Barnes/Mountain Harbor $2,000 scholarship is awarded to Haley Black, 2020 graduate of Mount Ida High School. Haley plans on attending the University of Arkansas to earn a degree in Agricultural Business Management and Marketing.
The second Hal Barnes/Mountain Harbor $2,000 scholarship is awarded to Jessica Swindle, a 2020 graduate of Mount Ida High School. Jessica plans on attending National Park College or Henderson State University to obtain a degree in art education or in business and communications.
There were so many outstanding applicants for this scholarship that the Scholarship Committee decided to award three additional scholarships.
The first of these three scholarships is awarded to Hannah Towles, 2020 graduate of Caddo Hills High School. Hannah will receive $500 for the first two semesters of college ($1,000 total for the two semesters) as long as she maintains a cumulative 2.5 gpa or better with a minimum of 12 hours. Hannah plans on attending Arkansas Tech to major in digital marketing.
The second of the additional scholarships is awarded to Haley Lyksett, 2020 graduate of Mount Ida High School. Haley will receive $500 for the first two semesters of college ($1,000 total for the two semesters) as long as she maintains a cumulative 2.5 gpa or better with a minimum of 12 hours. Haley plans on attending National Park College. She will be working toward obtaining a CNA license; then a degree in Health Office Management.
In addition to the above scholarships, Isebella Thew, 2020 graduate of Mount Ida High School, will receive $500 for her first semester of college. Isabella plans on attending the University of the Ozarks to obtain a Bachelors in Science of Nursing; and then applying to the Physicians Assistant Program at UAMS specializing in Neurology.
On behalf of all the families and staff of Mountain Harbor, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL RECIPIENTS OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS. We are very proud of all of the graduates and wish all of you luck as you continue your education!