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Twenty-five inducted into Lyon’s freshmen honor society

Twenty-five freshmen were inducted into Lyon’s freshmen honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), on Thursday, April 18.

Freshman Hattie Milligan shared she hopes to succeed “inside and outside the classroom” during her college career.

“When I graduate from Lyon, I want to be able to look back and know I took full advantage of the opportunities given to me,” she said.

When asked about his plans, freshman Taylor Fitterling said he wanted to be “an active participant” in his studies and the Lyon community, so he would be prepared for life after college.

In-state inductees are Wilson Borkowski of Little Rock, Anna Doney of Imboden, Olivia Echols of Springdale, Taylor Fitterling of Pleasant Plains, Owen Hardin of Deer, Blake Huffman of Fort Smith, Michael Jorgensen of Manila, Michelle Lewis of Star City, Kelsey Lorch of Batesville, Briar Miller of Batesville, Hattie Milligan of Lake City, Benjamin Norton of Sage, Carolynn Palmer of Pocahontas, Carson Reed of Batesville, Hannah Wu of Austin, Jordan Young of West Memphis, and Davis Zimmerman of Conway.

Out-of-state inductees are Kendra Davidson of West Plains, Mo.; Omar Gasmann of Little Elm, Tex.; Hailey Gonzales of Wiley, Tex.; Nicole Matthews of Eagle, Colo.; Melanie Mooney St. Louis Mo.; Alexandria Nagle of Goliad, Tex.; and Ashtyn Stevens of Plano, Tex.

Debjanee Prodyasha Nandy of Chittagong, Bangladesh is an international inductee.

In 2011, Lambda Delta was established at Lyon College. In 2012, the chapter chartered with the national honor society for first-year success, Alpha Lambda Delta. The mission of ALD is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

Each member must be a first-time, full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and a ranking in the upper 20 percent of his or her class in the fall semester.