Nevada School District has named the nine seniors who will graduate with honors.

Taebriunna Bartee, daughter of Katrena Porchia, will graduate with highest honors. Bartee is vice president of FBLA, yearbook manager, senior class vice president, and a member of NHS and the Christian Club. She also participates in the Gifted and Talented Program, is on the all “A” honor roll, is an Arkansas Scholar, received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, and was selected as one of five Seniors of Distinction. She placed 4th in Graphic Design at the FBLA State Competition and will represent Arkansas in the National FBLA Competition this summer. She plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas to pursue a degree in graphic design.

Aaliyah Grant, daughter of Louis Grant and LeAnne Magness, will graduate with highest honors. She is co-captain of the Lady Jays basketball team, FBLA historian, co-president of the National Honor Society, Christian Club leader, manager of the Lady Jays softball team, and a member of the Drug-Free Team, the yearbook staff, and the track team. She was selected as one of five Seniors of Distinction. Grant is on the all “A” honor roll, is an Arkansas Scholar, and received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. She was selected as one of two seniors to attend Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day based on excellent academic achievement in the senior class. Grant has accepted the Blue and Gold Scholarship to Southern Arkansas University where she plans to pursue a degree in computer science.

Ashylnn Hart, daughter of Sherri Hart and granddaughter of Gary and Glenda Lewis, will graduate with highest honors. She is a member of FBLA, the Drug-Free Team, the Christian Club, NHS, Student Council, 4H, and the Nevada County Livestock Judging Team. Hart is on the all “A” honor roll, is an Arkansas Scholar, and received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. She has received many sports awards and was selected as the high school Student of the Month for January. Hart has been awarded the Nevada County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship and the Junior Auxiliary of Nevada County Scholarship. She has also received the Incentive and Concurrent Scholarships to Arkansas Tech University. Hart plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and pursue a degree in dental hygiene.

Bryson Rhodes, son of Brandon and Shelly Rhodes, will graduate with highest honors. He is senior class president, president of FBLA, co-president of the National Honor Society, a member of the Christian Club and the Blue Jays basketball, baseball, and track teams. e is involved in the Gifted and Talented Program, an Arkansas Scholar, and received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Rhodes is on the all “A” honor roll, was selected as one of five Seniors of Distinction, DAR Good Citizen, and Nevada High School’s 2019-2020 Student of the Year. He was also selected as one of two seniors to attend Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day based on excellent academic achievement in the senior class. Rhodes placed 1st in Agribusiness at the FBLA State Competition and will represent Arkansas at the National FBLA Competition this summer. Rhodes has accepted the Blue and Gold Scholarship to Southern Arkansas University where he plans to major in business. He has also accepted a baseball scholarship and will play for the Muleriders while pursuing his degree.

Ashanti Turner, daughter of Robert Turner, will graduate with highest honors. She is a member of the Lady Jays basketball team, NHS, FBLA, the Drug-Free Team, the Christian Club, Art Club, and the yearbook staff. She is involved in the gifted and talented program, an Arkansas Scholar, on the all “A” honor roll, received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, and Hope for the Future Honors African-Americans Academic Excellence Award. Turner is Miss NHS and was selected as one of five Seniors of Distinction. Turner has received several scholarships including the Achievement Award to Southern Arkansas University, the Incentive and Concurrent Scholarships to Arkansas Tech University, the Reddie Achievement Scholarship to Henderson State University, and the Silas Hunt Scholarship and the First Year Advantage Room and Board Scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Turner has accepted the Future Leaders Scholarship to the University of Central Arkansas where she plans to pursue a bachelor’s of science in biology focusing on pre-dentistry. After graduating from UCA, she plans to attend dental school and pursue a career in orthodontics.

Brittany Davidson, daughter of C.J. and Julie Davidson, will graduate with high honors. She is a member of FBLA, the Drug-Free Team, FFA, NHS, and the Christian Club. Davidson has been awarded a Merit Scholarship to Ouachita Baptist University. Davidson plans to attend the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana and then transfer to Arkansas State University to pursue a degree as a speech pathologist assistant.

Taylor Gourley, son of Wayne and Christy Gourley, will graduate with high honors. He is a member of FBLA, FFA, the Christian Club, FCA, and NHS. He is a member of the Blue Jays baseball team and received the Defensive Player Award and All Conference. His future plan is to become an electrician.

Christopher Wilson, son of Wayne and Tosha Wilson, will graduate with high honors. Christopher is a member of FFA and the Blue Jays baseball team. Wilson plans to attend Texas A & M University-Texarkana and pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

Karlie Burke, daughter of Steve Burke, will graduate with honors. Burke is a member of FBLA, FFA, FCA, NHS, and Student Council. She has been awarded the Junior Auxiliary of Nevada County Scholarship. Burke plans to attend National Park Community College to purse a degree in social work.

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