Each year, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain provides a scholarship to the reigning Miss Polk County. On September 30th, Hannah McDonald was crowned Miss Polk County for the 2017-2018 year and was awarded a scholarship to UA Rich Mountain to be applied toward tuition, fees, & books.
Hannah is a junior at Mena High School and plans to pursue a degree in biology and continue toward a professional career as a veterinarian. In her pursuit of higher education, Hannah began taking concurrent courses at the UA Rich Mountain in the fall 2017 semester. “As a concurrent student, Hannah demonstrates a strong work ethic in the rigorous college level coursework. She recognizes the value of being a successful college student while still in high school. I applaud her efforts and celebrate in her accomplishments,” stated Chancellor Wilson.
Pictured: Dr. Phillip Wilson, UA Rich Mountain Chancellor and Hannah McDonald, 2017-2018 Miss Polk County.