Of the Pulaski County Special School District’s 794 graduating seniors, 359 were offered a total of more than $20 million in college scholarships, according to Assistant Superintendent John Tackett. The students, from four high schools throughout the district, will attend colleges and universities across the nation, he said.


“This is a significant achievement and illustrates that we graduate outstanding students who are eager to embark on successful futures,” Tackett said. “Because of the students’ work ethics, the hard work of very skilled teachers and a district filled with dedicated employees, including school counselors, we’re sending into the world some of the best and the brightest students in the country.”


Maumelle High School had a total of 117 students receive $6.9 million in scholarships. At Joe T. Robinson High School, 75 seniors received $6.2 million in scholarships. At Sylvan Hills High School, 108 students were offered $3.4 million in scholarships and at Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School, 59 students earned $3.5 million in scholarships.


Tackett said that almost 45 percent of the district’s graduating seniors received some type of money to advance their educations. “We couldn’t be more proud and we’re looking forward to graduation Saturday,” he said.


Graduation for all schools will be held this Saturday at the Jack Stephens Center on the UALR campus.


The times are as follows:


Joe T. Robinson, 9 a.m.


Wilbur D. Mills University Studies, 11:30 a.m.


Maumelle, 2 p.m.


Sylvan Hills, 4:30 p.m