Honors College Hosts Arkansas’ Top High School Juniors

Thirty-three high school juniors attended Henderson 100 from across the state. They arrived Friday morning, April 19, and accompanied college leaders to classes in their interest areas and on campus tours. In the afternoon, they competed in a scavenger hunt, and in the evening, they attended a banquet and the Nufusion concert. A new addition to Henderson 100 this year involved a panel of college students. Set up in the Sturgis classroom, the high school juniors could ask the college students any question they wanted in a press conference style.

At the banquet, dean of students Chad Fielding, Dean of Students, spoke to the group about campus life at Henderson and the college experience. Student Jordan Rivera presented the Teacher of the Year Award to his high school teacher Judy Ship. The group also played a game of trivia and received door prizes and certificates of completion for attending this snap shot of college life. Aramark provided breakfast, a picnic lunch, and the fare for the banquet. As they departed Saturday morning, students gave positive comments about Henderson and their experience at Henderson 100. The event was organized by co-chairs Ellis Milligan and Kate Patrick, along with the Honors Council.

"All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world..."

– Alfred Lord Tennyson