Real proud of Real Panthers - Cabot, AR 10/14/16

Posted by Donna Hall on Oct 27, 2016 1:26:19 PM



Photo Caption (from left to right): Morgan Akers, Cabot High School Senior; Steve Jackson with Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, Dr. Brent Larsen with Cabot High School and Hayes Barger, Cabot High School Senior; accept a check to the Cabot Panther Foundation on Friday, October 14.

Real Proud Recognizes Two Cabot High Students

Two Cabot High School students were recognized on Friday, October 14, during Cabot’s varsity football game as a part of the Real Proud of Real Panthers program, sponsored by Bank of Little Rock Mortgage. The program recognizes hard-working students who are actively involved in their community and extracurricular activities. The students honored were Cabot High School seniors Morgan Akers and Hayes Barger.

        Morgan Akers was nominated by Julie Weir. Morgan is captain of the Varsity Forensics team, an outstanding distinction member of the National Speech and Debate Association, and a member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She is ranked 11th out of 757 in her class, earned the National Speech and Debate Society’s Academic All American Award and is a three-time national tournament qualifier for the National Speech and Debate Association. Morgan also received a first degree service citation from the National Speech and Debate Association for community service. She plans to attend Rhodes, Drury or Hendrix University and major in criminal psychology. Morgan is the daughter of proud parent Lewis and Jennifer Akers.

           Hayes Barger is a member of the golf team, National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America where he currently serves as a junior advisor and team leader of the land judging team. He has achieved the Kiwanis Award of Excellence for two years and place first in the Arkansas Eastern District land judging career development event. Hayes is currently taking flying lessons to earn his private pilot license. He is a candidate for the United States Air Force Academy and plans to pursue a degree in aviation where he will be a pilot and office in the United States Air Force.

During the presentation, Steve Jackson, manager of the Cabot branch of Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, presented each student with an award plaque. He also presented the Cabot Panther Foundation a check for $200 in the names of each student. During this school year, the Cabot branch of Bank of Little Rock Mortgage will contribute $100 for each student honored, culminating in $1,200 this year, to the Cabot Panther Foundation to help provide scholarships for students in the Cabot school district.

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