Ashdown High School Honor Graduates

Ashdown High School Honor Graduates

Reagan Burden is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2023. She is the daughter of Jeanne and David Burden.

Reagan was the section leader in the Purple Pride Marching Band (PPMB), member of Four States Honor Band in 2022 and 2023, class representative, Senior Class Secretary, SkillsUSA State Treasurer, SkillsUSA State Reporter, SkillsUSA Chapter Secretary, SkillsUSA Chapter Vice President, SkillsUSA Chapter Treasurer, member of Targets, Treasurer of National Honor Society, President of National Honor Society, Secretary of Beta Club, SkillsUSA State Champion in Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, 2022 SkillsUSA State Champion in Outstanding Chapter, KDQN Correspondent, Arkansas 2022 Girls State Delegate, M*A*S*H Participant, certified volunteer, peer tutor, and Presidential Volunteer Service Award Recipient.

She received scholarships from PEO Chapter, PPMB Alumni, Tommy Day Memorial, and Ministerial Alliance. Reagan plans to attend Arkansas State University.

Dylan Rose is the Ashdown High School Salutatorian. He is the son of Heather and Roger Rose.

Dylan was involved in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, JAG, National Tutor Association Tutor, and the Gifted and Talented TARGETS Program at AHS.

He received scholarships from Roger and Von Rose Memorial, W.A. James, Dell, AEP, University of Texas Success, Stonewater Roofing, Ashdown Alumni, TARGETS, and Southern Sportsman. Dylan plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin and major in computational engineering.

Jared Day is the son of Alana and Stacy Day.

He was Student Council President, National Honor Society Treasurer, Beta Club Historian, and a four-year Trap Team member.

Jared received scholarships, including Chancellor’s Distinguished Scholarship, Arkansas Academic Challenge, Southern Sportsmen Scholarship, Ashdown Alumni Association, Ashdown Dental Scholarship, and the Mary E. Culp Scholarship.

He plans to attend the University of Arkansas to pursue a career in dentistry.

Savannah Neldon Is the granddaughter of Joan and Chuck Davis.

At AHS, she was involved in SkillsUSA, Beta Club, National Officer Society, Ashdown Student Voice Advisory, and National Tutor Association. She held the offices of Beta Club President, secretary, and reporter for SkillsUSA, and secretary of the National Honor Society. Savannah was awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award, Community Service Completion Award, Arkansas Medical Completion Award, two-time SkillsUSA State Gold Medalist, and two-time Top 8 National SkillsUSA Competitor.

She received the Arkansas State Chancellors Scholarship, Full Tuition Arkansas Post Secondary Scholarships, Arkansas Challenge Award, Archie and Mary Sue Mills Memorial Scholarship, and Junior Setliff Memorial Scholarship.

Savannah plans to attend Arkansas State University to study psychology.

Isaac Linnett is the son of Susannah and Daniel Linnett.

At AHS, he participated in track, cross country, and e-sports.

Isaac received the Harding Academic Scholarship, Fred Jester Jr. Memorial, and Helen Parker Scholarship.

He plans to attend Harding University, majoring in theatre education K-12 and minoring in music.

Xzavier Brown is the son of Traci and Carjuan Brown.

He was a member of the AHS football, basketball, track and field teams and was the baseball manager. Xzavier was the vice president of the Beta Club and two-time first-team all-conference (football) and all-state track and field and was named the Arkansas Scholar-Athlete of the week.

He received a full ride football scholarship to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Farmer’s Bank & Trust Scholarship, and the Ashdown Athletic Booster Scholarship.

Gavin Ketcher is the son of Michael Ketcher.

He played in the band, was involved in TARGETS, and was a member of the Beta Club.

Gavin received the SAU Presidential Distinguished Award and SAU Band Scholarship, Cherokee Nations Scholarship, Arkansas BAM Challenge, Courtney Jewel Memorial Scholarship, and the Jeanie Raper Scholarship.

He plans to attend Southern Arkansas University, study solar energy, and become an engineer.

Elizabeth Rutledge received the Diva Thomas Memorial and Ashdown Rotary Scholarships.

Jessie Hinton is the daughter of Kerri Lovewell and Cody Hinton.

She was vice president of the National Honor Society, a Beta Club member, and a 2022 ALA Arkansas Girls State delegate.

Jessie received the Blue and Gold Scholarship from Southern Arkansas University and Ashdown Band Boosters Scholarship.

She plans to get her bachelors in English at Southern Arkansas University and use that to build a career in publishing.

Adrian Fondren is the son of Alisha Fondren and Bobby Hester.

He received Certification of Honor in Environmental Science and Chemistry, was a class officer, three-year drama student, and four-year football and track member.

Adrian received the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship and plans to be a sports medicine doctor.

Michael J. McElroy is the son of Michael C. McElroy and Patricia Regalado Gandara. He played varsity football while at AHS.

Michael received the Future Leaders Scholarship, Gra-Don Scholarship, and Ashdown Administrations Scholarship.

He plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas to study business and get a degree in Business Administration.

Faurice Scott IV is the son of Ashlie and Faurice III Scott.

He received a Pell Grant, Arkansas Challenge Scholarship, Coca-Cola Scholarship, and the Mil-Way Federal Credit Union Kenny Bankosh Memorial Scholarship.

Faurice plans to attend Cossatot Community College-Ashdown.

Kevin Scott is the son of Ashlie and Faurice III Scott

He was a member of the quiz bowl team, a senior member of TV production, AHSOI (Ashdown High School of Innovation) volunteer advisory member, and a certified tutor with the National Tutor Association.

Kevin received the Trustees Scholarship and Sharon Booth McGee Scholarship.

He plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

Carter Cash is the son of Sarah and Josh Cash.

He was on the varsity football team, the Gifted and Talented TARGETS’ program, the National Honor Society, and a student council member.

Carter received the Arkansas Challenge, Arkansas Outdoorsman, Mil-Way Federal Credit Union - Matt Harris Memorial, and TDS Scholarships.

He plans to attend Cossatot for two years and then transfer to the University of Arkansas to major in engineering.

Quincya Faulks is the daughter of Wynne Bell and DeMarcus Paxton.

She was on the dance team for one year, AHS Band for two years, the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and TARGETS.

Quincya received the Wesley Strange Scholarship, Tacie Korbs Memorial Scholarship, and academic scholarships to Prairie View A&M University, Henderson State University, Southern Arkansas University, and the University of Arkansas Little Rock.

Quincya plans to attend college at Southern Arkansas University or the University of Arkansas Little Rock for the first year, then transfer to Prairie View A&M to become a Registered Nurse.

Madison Huddleston is the daughter of Candace and Josh Huddleston.

She lettered in band for four years and was a Beta Club and National Honor Society member.

Madison received the Little River County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Diamond Bank, and Southern Arkansas University Scholarships.

She plans to attend Southern Arkansas University.


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