Thomasson a National Merit Semi-finalist

Grace Thomasson of Maumelle, daughter of Bruce and Carol Lachowsky Thomasson, has qualified as a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist, a program that identifies and honors top students in the United States.

She is one of 150 Arkansas high school seniors chosen for the honor.

She is a senior at eStem Charter School in Little Rock and was previously a student at Maumelle Middle School and Pine Forest Elementary.

She attended Arkansas Governor’s School this past summer and her top college choices are Hendrix College, Lyon College and Duke University.

PTO meeting set for Tuesday

The Academics Plus Charter School PTO will hold its next membership meeting next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Falcon’s Nest (cafeteria).

The guest speakers will be the school’s Board of Trustees.

The public is invited to this informative meeting.

Riding student at Harding Pharmacy school

Hayley Riding of Maumelle was welcomed to the Harding University College of Pharmacy at the annual white coat ceremony in August.

The ceremony was the culmination of a week of introductions to the program.

In front of an audience of family, friends and faculty members, Riding was officially inducted into the program and received a white coat and nametag. This tradition represents the transition into the professional level of pharmacy education and commitment to providing high-quality health care.

Riding’s parents are Tim and Lana Riding of Maumelle.