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Four Faulkner County student-athletes have been awarded Cliff Garrison Scholarships to recognize their work in the classroom and community.
Brent Burroughs of Vilonia, Rebecca Moix of St. Joseph, Kenny Moneagle of Mayflower and Kirby Powell of Conway Christian are the latest recipients of the scholarships, presented in honor of former athletic director and men’s basketball coach Cliff Garrison. The scholarships are funded from the Bob Courtway FCA Breakfast, in memory of Dr. Bob Courtway, who was a legendary Hall of Fame coach and athletic director at Hendrix for over 33 years and a civic leader in Conway.
The scholarships were awarded on the following criteria: graduate of a Faulkner County High School, 3.0 GPA or higher, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, active in local church and preferably involved in an Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle group or other student ministry and participation in varsity athletics.
Burroughs was an honor graduate of Vilonia with a 3.76 GPA. He was a member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, FCCLA, and the Quiz Bowl Team. Burroughs is active as a youth minister at First Baptist Church in Vilonia, where he went on three mission trips, including a Puppet Team Ministries and Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. He was also a member of the Praise Band and was the worship leader for the youth band. Burroughs is also active in FCA and served as an Excel Mentor.
Burroughs was a three-sport letterman in tennis, soccer, and golf. He was a vital part of leading Vilonia to its first district championship in tennis. He plans to attend Arkansas Tech University in the fall, where he will pursue a degree in chemistry.
Moix graduated from St. Joseph where she ranked first in her class with a 4.20 GPA, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She is a member of Bulldogs for Christ, Excel Youth Exceeding Club, Totally Awesome God Group, Youth Advisory Team Member, Excel Mentor and active in St. Joseph Catholic Parrish. She has worked in Vacation Bible School, EDGE Youth Ministry, St. Joseph Bazaar, Angel Tree Project, and the St. Joseph Flea Market.
Moix was a three-year letter-winner in basketball, serving as team captain two years, and playing on two state runner-up teams. She also lettered three years, earned all-conference honors twice and was team captain her senior year in soccer and was part of back-to-back state champion soccer teams. Moix plans to attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and major in business administration.
Moneagle graduated from Mayflower with a 3.22 GPA, and was a member of the Beta Club and Spanish Club. He was a delegate to Arkansas Boys State, served as Sergeant of Arms for his class all four years, and was a member of FCCLLA and FBLA. He also served as a huddle leader for FCA and is an active member of New Life Church, where he is involved in missions and outreach including the Dream Center, Toys for Tots, and Habitat for Humanity.
Moneagle was a four-year letter-winner in football and served as captain two years. He was all-conference his senior year, received the "Blood Sweat, and Tears Award" three years, and was a member of the 2008 conference championship team. He plans to attend University of Central Arkansas in the fall and will major in physical therapy.
Powell graduated from Conway Christian with a 3.96 GPA, and was a member of the Honor Roll, making straight A’s every semester. He also was a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, Choir, and Drama Club. Powell was an active member of FCA and is also active in his church. He serves in the church choir as well as community outreach programs, including Life Choices, Faulkner County Nursing Home, Senior Citizens Center, Human Development Center, Central Baptist Food Pantry and Soul Food Café.
Powell was a three-sport starter and all-conference in football, basketball, and baseball. He was the starting quarterback in football for three years and served as team captain. In basketball, he garnered all-state honors and led the district in scoring as a senior. He also received the Chris Curry Silver Bat Award in baseball. He is undecided on his college choice but wants to major in a health care related field and play baseball.
Members of the Faulkner County FCA Adult Board are Dr. Michael Carter, John Courtway, Ancil Lea III, Danny Powell, Mike Harrison, Bliss Hicky, Chuck Speer, Jim Stockdale, Dr. Brad Teague, Jon Guthrie, Jim Holland, Robert Irons, Ashley Nance, Vance Strange, Danny Lyons, Buzz Bolding, and Cliff Garrison.