The Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce that Sarah Paige Hocott has been accepted as a member of the incoming Fall 2013 class of Honors Scholars.

This highly selective award is made to 75 graduating high school students from Arkansas and elsewhere. Members of the incoming class were selected from a group of more than 200 applicants, of whom 120 underwent full-day interviews on the UCA campus.

The child of Keith & Terri Hocott, Sarah Hocott will graduate from Greenwood High School, achieving a GPA of 4.1962. Hocott is a member/officer of the following organizations: National Honor Society President, Yearbook Editor, FBLA Reporter, Beta Club, Partners Club, and Arkansas Cheer Unlimited. Acceptance into the Honors College comes with UCA’s most prestigious scholarship package, access to a living-learning community in Jefferson W. Farris Honors Hall, and participation in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum with ample opportunities for service learning, project-based education, collaborative work, undergraduate research, and travel or internship support.

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Norbert O. Schedler under President Jefferson Farris, the UCA Honors College has graduated more than 1,000 students. Recognized nationwide as a model for its student-centered curriculum and innovative use of technology, the Honors College seeks to develop high-ability students’ capacities for significant scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.