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Real Proud recognizes 4 Russellville High students
Real Proud recognizes 4 Russellville High students

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bank of Little Rock Mortgage recognized four Russellville High School students on Friday, September 11, during the Cyclone Football game.

The students were honored as part of the Real Proud of Real Cyclones program, sponsored by Bank of Little Rock Mortgage. The program recognizes hard-working students who are actively involved in their community and extracurricular activities. The students honored were Keina Harmon, Madison McKinley, Alli Preston and Jake Vickers.

Keina Harmon, daughter of Tina Harmon, was nominated by Alicia Nordurth for her outstanding attitude, attention to learning, and her willingness to help others in class.  Keina is a highly motivated student whose career goal is to become a pediatric oncologist.  She loves helping kids, reading, and spending time with her friends.  Keina is a member of FBLA and is on the RHS Track Team.

Madison McKinley, daughter of Thayer and Lane McKinley, was nominated by Kate Harness for her contagious positive attitude and helpfulness.  Madison is a friend to all and is always willing to help out where she is needed.  She loves to paint and draw, and play volleyball. She loves her marketing class with because she says she learns valuable life skills.  Madison is a member of the RHS Honor Society, DECA, and the Volleyball team.

Alli Preston, daughter of Brian and Rychelle Preston, was nominated by Matt Young for her hard work, optimism, and eagerness to learn.  Alli is a positive leader who is active on the RHS Student Council, Honor Society, and the Lady Cyclone Soccer Team.  Her favorite subject is AP Human Geography, and she loves playing soccer.

Jake Vickers, son of Gregg and Joy Vickers, was nominated by Chuck Campbell for his extraordinary work on his Eagle Scout service project. Jake planned and helped build a bridge in the RHS outdoor classroom wetland. A true leader, Jake is an Eagle Scout, is in the National Honor Society, and plays in the RHS Band. He loves camping, backpacking, and mountain climbing.  His favorite subject is Environmental Science class.

During the presentation, Sean Jackson, manager of the Russellville branch of Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, presented each student with an award plaque. He also donated $400 in the names of each student. During this school year, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage will contribute $100 to Russellville High School for each student honored, culminating in $1,200 this year.