Thomas receives scholarship

The Association of Arkansas Counties recently announced its 2014 AAC Scholarship Trust recipients.

Children, stepchildren and grandchildren of county and district officials and employees are eligible.

Among the winners was Jack Thomas, who graduated from CAC in 2014. He is grandson of Craighead County Assessor Eddie Thomas.

Thomas has enrolled at Harding University in Searcy for a degree in business management. He is the recipient of the Matt Morris Scholarship. The scholarship was established following the death in 1999 of Matt Morris. Matt was the son of Searcy Mayor David Morris, who is a former Arkansas Association of Counties employee. Matt was an Arkansas Razorback baseball recruit. The scholarship is funded by donations made in Matt’s name and by the County Judges Association. It is awarded each year to an applicant who reminds the scholarship committee of Matt, either through their sports involvement or by helping others.

Thomas, who starred in football and baseball at CAC, will play baseball at Harding as well.