Anderson named Outstanding Student
One month after being named Cowley College’s March Student of the Month, sophomore Allison Anderson garnered an even bigger honor as she was named the Outstanding Student of Arkansas City for 2014 during a banquet held Monday, April 28 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.
Anderson was chosen out of a group of finalists from Cowley College, Arkansas City High School and Arkansas City Middle School.
Other finalists included runnerup Kristen Boxman of Arkansas City High School, and second runner-up Elizabeth Walker of Arkansas City Middle School.
At Cowley, Anderson is a member of Cowley College’s ACES organization and is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, IMPACT, and is a student ambassador.
Along with her campus involvement, Anderson maintains a 3.62 GPA and was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll. The social work major has conducted several hundreds of community service hours.
Anderson also serves as a work study through the ACES program and has spent the past two years working as a paraprofessional educator at Frances Willard Elementary School in Arkansas City.
“Allison is a great kid,” James Fry, Coordinator of the ACES Program said. “She studies hard, works hard, and attends all of the college’s activities. She is a real go getter.”