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Lillian Barton Scholarship Awarded to Jimmy Porter


JONESBORO – Jimmy Porter of Hot Springs, a senior at Arkansas State University, has been selected to receive the Lillian Barton Scholarship for the spring semester, announced Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, chair of the Barton Scholarship committee.

Porter is majoring in social science education at A-State, and is interning this semester at Annie Camp Junior High School.  After graduation in May, he plans to teach social studies at the high school level.  His long-term goal is school administration.

While in Jonesboro, he has worked as a volunteer coach for the Hurricane Elementary Athletic Association and at Annie Camp.  He also has worked as a summer camp counselor for the Hot Springs YMCA.

He and his wife Tiffany have a son, Trey.  His parents are Jim and Debbie Porter of Hot Springs.

The Barton Scholarship is named in memory of Lillian Barton, who rendered service to the teaching profession for more than 50 years. She was a public school teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator. The award is supported through an endowment established by donations from relatives of Miss Barton, friends and organizations. The endowment provides scholarships for deserving teacher education majors.

Each recipient of the scholarship, which is awarded twice per year, must be admitted into the teacher education program; must be pursuing the BSE or MSE degree; and must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.

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Jimmy Porter