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.