Jonesboro, AR – Optus, Inc. is honored to announce that Joshua Milnes has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Optus Family Scholarship in honor of Adam Harrington.
Joshua is the 2019 Valedictorian of Nettleton High School and has an overall GPA of 4.32. Joshua has an impressive community service record including volunteering at church with the youth group, as sound manager, and 7th grade boys small group leader. Some of his many honors include scoring a 32 on the ACT, Who’s Who Most Intelligent, AP Scholar, Outstanding Senior through Optimist and Rotary clubs, Wendy’s Heisman Scholar Athlete of the School, and Brandon Burlsworth Champion Award for Outstanding Character and Conduct. He will be attending Harding University in the fall, majoring in Computer Engineering & Computer Science. Joshua is the son of Danny Milnes, Channel Manager.
To qualify for this scholarship, Joshua had to be a future full-time student working towards an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and be the child or grandchild of a current full-time Optus employee. The $1,000 per semester scholarship will be renewed by Optus for up to 3 additional years as long as Joshua maintains his eligibility.
Adam Harrington was the son of Neal and Rhonda Harrington formerly of Jonesboro. Adam died suddenly in August of 2006 when lightning struck him in Hot Springs. Adam was a graduate of Nettleton High School and was attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Neal Harrington was a long-term employee of Optus.
“We are honored to offer this benefit which pays tribute to the memory of Adam Harrington to our employees. We are pleased to give this scholarship to a student such as Joshua who possesses so many of the same qualities Adam was known for—leadership, service, and dedication to academic studies,” commented Mark Duckworth, Founder and Chief Customer Office of Optus, Inc.