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Senior Nicolas Powell named as Stephens Scholar

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LRCA Office of Academic and College Guidance

Congratulations to senior Nicholas Powell on his selection as a 2018 Stephens Award recipient. The Stephens Award recognizes outstanding achievements by selected high school teachers and students in the central Arkansas area. “Nicholas Powell has contributed to our LRCA community extensively, proving himself to be brilliant, inquisitive, service-minded, thoughtful, and a risk-taker,” says Dr. Justin Smith, principal of the Upper School. “In a world in which the combination of these qualities is increasingly rare, Nicholas embodies what we have come to call the Warrior Way.”


Nicholas has received academic honors at Little Rock Christian Academy in English, Biblical Worldview and Social Studies and has been selected as an LRCA Distinguished Scholar in Science and Math. Among his many accomplishments he is the editor of the LRCA Literary Magazine, Vice President of the LRCA Science Olympiads and, this spring, played the role of Captain von Trapp in LRCA’s musical "The Sound of Music."  Nicholas’ most notable achievement is his senior Capstone venture as an e-NABLE volunteer and device creator of a 3D printed, functional prosthetic hand for a recipient born with a debilitating hand deformity. 


The Stephens awards program provides each student award winner with a $5,000 scholarship and each selected teacher with an award of $7,000. The annual scholarships and awards are provided by The City Education Trust, which was formed in 1985 by the late Little Rock business leaders Jackson T. Stephens and W.R. "Witt" Stephens.

Award recipients will be honored at the Stephens Award Ceremony on Monday, April 23, at 4 p.m. in the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce AT&T Auditorium.