Thompson awarded tuition scholarship from UAPB

Tyreek Thompson of West Memphis was recently awarded an Academic Tuition Scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The son of Tona and Terrance Parker, Tyreek is a 2013 honor graduate of West Memphis High School. His main high school activities included being a percussion leader in the band, playing soccer and being a member of the student council. He will major in biology at UAPB with plans to have a career in sports medicine.

To be eligible for the Academic Scholarship, a student must have a minimum ACT score of 21 and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship pays full tuition.