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Wyatt Brown Named 2020-2021 Above And Beyond Scholar At PCC

06 May 2020

Pratt Community College is pleased to announce Wyatt Brown as a 2020-2021 Above and Beyond Honor Scholar. The Above and Beyond Honors Scholarship is the highest academic award available from PCC.

“The Above and Beyond Honors award provides full tuition and books plus a stipend of $500.00 per semester,” said Monette DePew, Interim Vice President of Instruction. “This is one of the best scholarships available anywhere and it is the highest award available from Pratt Community College.”

Brown, of Lyons, will be a freshman this fall and will be working towards his degree in agriculture and animal science.

“I plan on getting my schooling done and continuing to rodeo as much as possible, going as far as I can with it,” said Brown.

Brown is currently a senior at Sterling High School, where he is involved in Sterling High Trap Shooting Team, Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, Kansas High School Rodeo Association. Brown is also a Kansas Honor Scholar, has earned the President’s Award, D.A.R.E. role model, President of Drug Free Youth in Town, builds sets for school musicals and plays, and involved in the Sterling town “clean-up”.

“This scholarship will help me financially, as well as helping me continue to strive to do my best. It represents a higher level of effort and persistence to me, so I’ll do my best to achieve it,” said Brown. “This scholarship means I can focus on my schooling and doing what I love to do, which is rodeo, and not have to focus as much on how I’m going to afford it. It’s a big honor for me and I can’t wait to put it to use.”

During Brown’s high school career, he has maintained an accumulative 3.90  grade point average and scored a 25 on his ACT.

To be eligible, the student must meet or exceed two of the three eligibility criteria: ACT composite score of 25 or higher, top 10 percent class rank and/ or have a 3.6 cumulative grade point average or higher.