Northwest Arkansas Community College recently recognized high school students from across the area who have excelled in concurrent classes as Rising Scholars.
Students can take NWACC classes on the NWACC campus, through the Early College Experience, high school-based concurrent enrollment program, or through NTI Secondary Career Center. To receive the award, graduating seniors must be enrolled in or have completed at least 12 college credit hours and maintain a 3.0 or higher NWACC grade point average.
Students form Bentonville High School recognized as Rising Scholars included:
Brianna Allmond, Sydney Arend, Andrea Bagwell, Macey Brake, Spencer Butler, Chandler Cannon, Kailyn Dearing, Gabriela Dominguez, Taylor Griffith, Jared Holt, lzabella Larson, Maggie Lasater, Steven Lear, Brendan Mahoney, Jessica McCarty, Victoria McDonald, Megan Michel, Krista Mitchell, Kelsey Parks, Asia Patterson, Daniells Phillips, Melanie Pickering, Taylor Riney, Ali, Robinson, Tyler Scott, Lauren Shepherd, Adriana Torres, Andrew Tunnell, and Anna Wilkinson.
NWACC also recognized area high schools for their commitment to offering students concurrent enrollment opportunities and the number of students recognized as NWACC Rising Scholars. To be recognized as an Early College Experience School, 10 percent or more of the students participating in NWACC Early College Experience program must be recognized as NWACC Rising Scholars. Bentonville High School is among the list of school recognized.
NWACC has been offering concurrent enrollment opportunities to area high school students since 1995. From 2000 to 2010, NWACC has awarded 5,820 high school students 27,273 semester credit hours. In the academic year 2010-11, students saved $284,213 in tuition by participating in concurrent classes at NWACC.
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