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A community of leaders supporting leaders

The Academy gives students the opportunity to make lifelong friendships with peers as driven and passionate as they are.

Check out what our student leaders are doing below! 

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Representing all of Arkansas...
...all across the country

Academy students keep busy

Our student-leaders and alumni are always on the move! The Academy for Public Service maintains a thriving culture of success by supporting its students' various passions.

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National FCCLA

Luis Maya was elected the Vice President of Parliamentary Law for FCCLA.

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Debate Student Board

Kendall Cloar is serving on the ACTAA (Arkansas Communications Theaters and Arts Association) board that oversees debate in Arkansas.

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Salutatorian 2023

Naomi Polanski graduated second in her class at Farmington High School. 

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State Debate Runner-Up

Bhuvi Gopisetty and Emily Simon partnered up to earn second in the state Public Forum debate competition.

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Protecting Young Voices

Brodie Goodwin is the cofounder and vice president of The Organization of Student Charity and Politics.

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National Debate

Manvitha Narasimhan's debate team placed fifth at World Schools Debate national competition.

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Class Treasurer

Blake Covert was elected Treasurer for the Bowdoin class of 2027.

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National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to Kevin Durden on being awarded the distinction of National Merit Finalist. 

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National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to Luke Beck on being awarded the distinction of National Finalist. 

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National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to Rose Walters on being awarded the distinction of National Merit Finalist. 

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Senate Youth Cabinet

Micaiah Gurel is serving on Senator John Boozman's Youth Cabinet.

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Bentonville Youth Council

Bhuvi Gopisetty and Manvitha Narasimhan are serving on Bentonville's Youth Council to learn more about local government.

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Coke Scholar Semi-Finalist

Congratulations to Luis Maya on being a semi-finalist for the Coke Scholarship

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ΔΔΔ Sister

Naomi Polanski was inducted into the first class of Tri-Deltas at Kenyon College.

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Mock Trial Attorney

Luke Beck was named the 2024 Arkansas Bar Outstanding Mock Trial Attorney

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Congressional Caucus

Katherine Quintanilla was accepted into the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. She will join their "Next Gen" program in Washington D.C. in Summer 2025.

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ΔΔΔ VPCR

Naomi Polanski was selected as the first Vice President of Community Relations for Tri-Delta at Kenyon College.

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Chamber of Commerce

Hailey Emerson is serving as the executive assistant for the Polk County Chamber of Commerce.

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SY Squadron Commander

Congratulations to Egan Gunter on being elected as the '24-'25 SY Squadron Commander for the Thomas H. Border's Squadron, Arnold Air Society.

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