Four Honors Students Make Top Ten

The Areté Society is proud to announce that the Honors College was well represented in the 2011 Homecoming festivities as Victoria Moffitt earned second runner-up honors, while Miranda Johnson and Kayla Sims finished tied for fifth. That wasn’t all, however, as Bree Vanley also landed in the top ten, giving the Honors College four of the top ten candidates.

View all of the Honors College members, listed in alphabetical order, below:

Miranda Johnson, a sophomore from Nashville, Arkansas, majoring in English and sponsored by Kappa Sigma fraternity, was voted into the top five.

What did it mean for you to make the top five?

    It was a great honor for me to be chosen as one of the top ten candidates. I enjoy representing HSU and was happy to receive the support of the students. Making it into the top five in Henderson’s homecoming will always be a special memory for me.

What has being a member of the Honors College meant to you?

    Being a member of the Honors College reminds me what a special group of students I am a part of. We all strive towards academic success and set an example for our fellow students. The Honors College has helped me to realize my potential and given me the motivation to reach my academic goals.

Victoria Moffitt, a senior from Greenbrier, Arkansas, majoring in Studio Art and sponsored by the Areté Society, was voted second runner-up.

What did it mean for you to make second runner-up?

    I was elated to be voted second runner-up by the student body! I completely did not expect it and am pleased to represent the Honors College and Henderson.

What has being a member of the Honors College meant to you?

    The Honors College has allowed me a great opportunity to push my self scholastically. Additionally, through the Honors College I have been given the chance to create a family on campus of bright students and caring instructors.

Kayla Sims, a sophomore from Friendship, Arkansas, majoring in Family & Consumer Science Education, finished in a tie for fifth place. Ms. Sims also currently serves as a representative on the Honors Council.

Bree Vanley, a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, majoring in Psychology and Spanish and sponsored by Psi Chi, finished in the top ten.

What did it mean for you to make the top ten?

    EVERYTHING!! I worked hard to earn my spot. I do want to thank those who did vote for me. I have never tried to run for anything of the sort, so it was all new to me. I felt honored to even make it that far. And a special thanks to Psi Chi for allowing me to let me represent them and for everybody who helped me prepare for Homecoming Week!

What has being a member of the Honors College meant to you?

    Being part of the Honors College has encouraged me even more to graduate. I really like being a part of organizations on campus and being a part of the Honors College is considered an honor that I was allowed to join this group of intelligent minds.

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