Three Faulkner County student athletes have received Cliff Garrison Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarships.
The scholarships are presented in honor of Garrison who served for 31 years as men’s basketball coach and 10 years as athletic director at Hendrix College.
The scholarships are funded from the Bob & Betty Courtway FCA Golf Tournament, in memory of Bob & Betty Courtway.
Bob was a hall of fame coach and athletic director at Hendrix College for over 33 years and was also a civic leader in Conway.
Betty was a longtime teacher and volunteer for many Conway projects.
The Bob & Betty Courtway Middle School is named in their honor.
This year’s award winners are Megan Atkins, of Vilonia High School, Zailey Chaffin and Brooke Glover of Conway High School.
They were chosen 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 active FCA Huddle at his or her high school or other student ministry, and participation in varsity athletics.
Atkins graduated from Vilonia High School where she was an honor graduate with a 4.42 grade point, which was fifth in her class.
She was on the All “A” honor roll 2016-18 and was an Arkansas Girls State nominee.
Atkins was selected as a graduation usher in 2017 and for entrepreneurship in Information Technology.
She was named as a “Teen Optimist” in 2018 and was a member of the student council for two years, serving as secretary as a senior.
Having over 700-plus hours of community service, she was also an FCA leader, a graduate of the Faulkner County Youth Leadership, Beta secretary, DECA secretary, and CREW president.
She was active with the youth group and taught a Pre-k class at Friendship Baptist Church in Conway.
In athletics, she was an outstanding volleyball player, being named best server and best offensive player for two years.
The volleyball team qualified for state playoffs all three years.
She plans to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Chaffin graduated from Conway High School where she was an honor graduate with a 4.04 GPA and was recognized four times for academic achievement.
She was a UCA Presidential Scholar for the 2017 semester and placed third in the UCA Humanities Fair Poetry Contest.
Chaffin attended FCA on Wednesday, started groups on Tuesday and met with the UCA ministry on Thursday.
In addition, she was a Cat Connections leader, Teacher Cadet and member of the Key Club, FCCLA, Beta Club, and Cat Academy.
Chaffin is involved with the youth group at the Robinson & Center Church of Christ in Conway.
In athletics, she was a letter winner in track, cross country and tennis.
She was all-state three years in track in the 4x400, two times in 4x800 and third in the state 400 meters.
In tennis, she was the conference champion.
She plans to attend UCA and become a teacher.
Glover graduated from Conway High School where she was an AP Scholar with distinction with a 4.16 GPA, graduating with high honors.
Glover placed third in Algebra test competition.
She served as president of both the Beta Club and Educators Rising.
Along with some friends, she started small groups for FCA where she was active leading a small group Bible study.
Other extracurricular activities included, Key Club, Caring Cats, “Best Buddies” programs and the National Honor Society.
Glover overcame injuries to be a member of the track and volleyball teams and also served as cross country manager for two years.
She is an active member of the Northside Church of Christ in Conway.
Glover plans to attend UCA and major in elementary education.