Note: This article is part of the Spring/Summer 2018 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.
Spirit Award Q3 Student Winner: Britton Bowman
Britton Bowman was nominated for the Springdale Spirit Award by Har-Ber High School Business Teacher/Blue Crew Sponsor Laurie Jennings because of "his involvement in his school and his unwavering school spirit."
He was chosen by Mayor Sprouse to be one of our student winners.
"After I helped reinstate 'Blue Crew' at Har-Ber, which is a selected group of student section leaders, Britton was one of the only people to apply as a sophomore, and he has been an incredible leader of our group for two years," wrote Jennings. "He rarely misses a game, and he is always 'all in.'"
Blue Crew is a group of students who come to school athletic events and they lead the student section. They help cheer on the team. Britton is currently a junior.
Jennings' glowing recommendation highlighted Britton's commitment to his school, and his fellow students. Britton is a true team player, who cares about the people around him. His enthusiasm, positivity, and open heart make him a great example of Springdale Spirit.
Britton also makes time for other activities. He has an after-school job, and is active in his church, among other things.
"He was a member of the wrestling team for several years, is a current member of Fellowship of
Christian Athletes and Young Life, and competes at Skills USA," wrote Jennings. "[He] attends First United Methodist Church where he has participated in several missions projects."
He is also involved in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) at school. Britton is an active young man, and he prefers to spend his time showing his school spirit.
"I have all this time on my hands, and I don't really want to be home playing video games or sitting on the couch," said Britton. "So if there are games going on, I make the most of my time and go hype them up."
School spirit runs in the family. Britton's mom, Shannon Bowman, is a retired school teacher for Springdale Public Schools, and his sister, Ryker, is a cheerleader at Central Junior High School.
"[Britton is an] outstanding student, outstanding son," said his father, Dustin Bowman. "[He] does great; he gets so involved with everybody."
We are thankful for Britton and his entire family's Springdale Spirit. It's this kind of enthusiasm that helps bring communities together.
Submit a nomination
If you would like to nominate a student or an adult to win the Springdale Spirit Award, please visit us online at www.SpringdaleAR.gov/Springdale-Spirit-Award for more information and to access the application.