shhs head of the class

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- Three students from Sylvan Hills High School have been chosen as Little Rock Family magazine’s Head of the Class 2020.

The annual recognition is for the top graduating seniors from central Arkansas schools.

See the award winners below:

Madison Chunn

  • GPA: 4.25

  • College attending: University of Central Arkansas

  • Honors/achievements: Student council parliamentarian, National Beta Club chapter president, Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening camp attendee

  • Teacher, coach or admin who made a difference: A teacher who has made a difference in my life would have to be Mrs. Jill Brooks. She has been my math teacher for the last three years and she has not only made calculus interesting, but she has also made high school an overall enjoyable experience.

Allison Parham

  • GPA: 4.15

  • College attending: University of Arkansas

  • Honors/achievements: Member of National Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society, 2018 Top Bear Award, 2019 flagline captain for the marching band, All-A honor roll throughout high school career

  • Teacher, coach or admin who made a difference: My AP Literature teacher, Mrs. Rice, quickly became my favorite teacher in high school. I’ve never found much interest in English compared to my math and science classes, but Mrs. Rice’s contagious positivity turned English into one of my favorite classes.

Elijah Persson

  • GPA: 4.2

  • College attending: Henderson State University

  • Honors/achievements: Undefeated Soccer Conference champion, two-time varsity soccer captain, Tennis Conference champion, Mu Alpha Theta Club member, National Honor Club member

  • Teacher, coach or admin who made a difference: Mrs. Brooks is the nicest teacher you'll ever meet. She pushed me to be the best I could be, and she taught me the most I could possibly learn in the three math classes I took with her.