Seniors Earn Scholarships Through Business Courses

Allison Brannan

CTE, career and technical education, month brings awareness to our business centered clubs, such as FBLA, DECA, and FCCLA. Raising awareness for these clubs, members sold food in the canteen to donate to the Children’s Hospital.

Seniors Will and Wyatt Robinson created a public service video for the Arkansas Career and Technical Education Association video contest. On Feb. 11, their video played at the state capital as the winning video. Winning first place in the video category, the Robinsons received $500.

“I was beyond humbled to hear the news. Hard work really pays off, and it sure did pay off in this instance. I love this state and I’ll do anything I can that could benefit it,”  Will Robinson said.

Along with winning the video contest, Wyatt received the ACTE Business scholarship for $500, becoming the first student in Fort Smith to earn this scholarship.

“I filled out an application, submitted my resume, wrote a couple of essays, and I put in so much effort for this scholarship and I am proud that I was able to succeed in this,” Wyatt Robinson said.