FNBC awards 2016 Boyd Carpenter Scholarship
Sydney Henkels, a 2016 graduate of Highland High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship, awarded annually by FNBC Bank. This is the 32nd year for the $4,000 scholarship.
Henkels completed her high school education with a 4.11 GPA and scored an impressive 32 on her ACT. She plans to attend college and study psychology and business on a pre-med track and later continue to medical school. Her goal is to one day open her own practice in children’s psychiatry, combining her interests in psychology and business.
Henkels was active in several organizations throughout her high school career and served various leadership positions, including Beta Club treasurer, cheer captain, cheer camp leader, student advisory panel, class secretary, yearbook editor, and a project group leader. She has also won numerous awards for Questbridge, National Poetry Quarterly, Upward Bound, Lyon College Science Competition, Presidential Volunteer Citizenship, Regional Math Competition and cheerleading. Some of her other awards include recognition for leadership, citizenship, math, science, English and history.
She is the daughter of Kristina and Tom Henkels of Cherokee Village.
An outside committee was selected to review all applicants and conduct interviews with their top candidates.
Established in 1984, the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship honors the late-FNBC Bank president and chairman of the board who was a devoted advocate of education. The endowment fund is managed by the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Graduating seniors from Izard, Fulton and Sharp County are eligible to apply. Renewable up to four years, the recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale, or equivalent.