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ABCHomes residents recognized at annual Spring awards banquets

Dressed to the nines, several residents of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) were recently recognized for their personal achievements during the annual Arkansas Baptist Home for Children and Boys Ranch Awards Banquets.

During the April 17 Baptist Children’s Home banquet, held at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, eight residents received awards.

Three students received Citizenship Awards: Maria, Dillan and Cynthia. The annual award, chosen by the Baptist Home staff, is presented to students who best exemplify leadership, dependability, competence, a cooperative spirit and involvement in the Home, church and school activities. Baptist Home staff members choose these award winners.

The “Friendship Award” was presented to Maria, Jake and Krissy. Recipients are chosen by their peers.

Tyler and Caitlyn won the “Jacob Award,” presented to two students who exhibit Christian lifestyle through a daily quiet time, Bible study, Bible knowledge, positive participation in church and good character. Recipients are nominated by houseparents and chosen by Baptist Home staff.

Also recognized were residents of Pruet Cottage for having the highest grade school GPA. The winner of the highest mid

le and high school GPA was Senior Boy Cottage. The Highest GPA Cottage award is presented to the cottage with the highest grade point average score during this past school year.

The Boys Ranch banquet, held May 15 at the Historic Seville Hotel in downtown Harrison, featured many recognitions.

For the second time in as many years, E.J. received the Friendship Award, while the Citizenship Award went to Ryan. The “Rancher of the Year” was Gabe.
The Spiritual Growth Award was given to Wyatt, a Choctaw Cottage resident; Ryan, a Cheyenne Cottage resident; Wesley, a Arapaho Cottage resident; and Colby, a Cherokee Cottage resident. These awards are presented to residents who exhibit growth in their Christian lifestyle through a daily quiet time, Bible study, Bible knowledge and church participation.

Ricky received the Horsemanship Award. This is given to a resident who made great strides in horsemanship, in personal development as a rider, caretaking and riding.

Wesley was awarded “Most Improved” in horsemanship. This award is presented to a resident who displays improvement in endurance, patience and perseverance and who sought out instruction and was attentive in class.