Rykel Lawrence of Kansas City was recently awarded a Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship from the Office of Recruitment at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Rykel was the valedictorian of a class of 86 with a 4.0 grade point average. She is the daughter of Carmelita and Jamal Jackson and graduated from Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Mo.
Rykel was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook Staff and Robotics. She will major in animal science while attending UAPB, with future plans to become a Veterinarian.
The Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship pays full tuition, fees, room and board and $500 for books each semester.