Macy Jo Young selected as Northark's Academic All-Star
Posted Date: 6/22/23

A young lady on an educational path to becoming a traveling physical therapist has been selected by Northark instructors as the 2023 Academic All-Star. A graduate of Bruno-Pyatt, Macy Jo Young stood out from other students and was selected because of her outstanding scholarly and community service achievements. She will receive a $500 scholarship to transfer to Arkansas Tech University. She will be recognized at the Arkansas Association of Community College annual conference to be held in October.

A desire to help others has always been rewarding for Macy. “In high school I used to help others around me, giving them helpful study tips so they could succeed,” she says. Helpfulness followed her when she came to Northark. “I am the type of person who feels fulfilled when I make an impact on someone’s life and help them reach a goal. That is why I chose Physical Therapy as a career, so I can help others overcome tough times in their lives so they can return to doing the things they love,” she explained.

Macy volunteers at the First Love Church of God by teaching Sunday School where she recently helped with a women’s conference. She has organized and handed out food baskets for families who are less fortunate in her neighborhood and volunteers at the local high school helping peewee basketball players develop their skills.

“My time spent at North Arkansas College has forever impacted my life,” Macy said. “I love how close the professors are with all their students, and I love walking into a class and hearing them greet you by name. They genuinely care about your well-being and your performance in their class. I am so thankful that I got to kick off my pursuit of higher education at North Arkansas College, where everyone matters!”

When she is not in college or helping at church, Macy works at Jones Physical Therapy. When she does have free time, she enjoys going on walks, traveling, and spending time of the family farm. 

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