Ashdown High School junior Lavonica Powell was recently informed that she has been selected for this year's Henderson 100 program by its directors on the campus of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

Each year Henderson 100, hosted by current students of the Honors College, recognizes outstanding juniors in Arkansas and provides them with an opportunity to preview both academic and social life at the college level. The 100 high school juniors are grouped according to their main areas of academic interest and participate in seminars designed around those academic disciplines.  

Lavonica will be staying on the HSU campus on April 18-19 and, in addition to touring and observing classes based on her intended major, will attend a banquet and Nu Fusion concert in honor of the Henderson 100.  

An AHS cheerleader and member of the debate team, Lavonica is active at Evergreen COGIC Church in Wilton and volunteers at Old Brown School.  She is the daughter of James and Devona Powell of Ashdown and the granddaughter of Erwin and Katherin Flowers of Canfield and Shirley Nolen of Foreman.