Armstrong Earns Ogden Scholarship

Headshot of Thia ArmatrongNational Park College (NPC) student Thia Armstrong was recently awarded the Bill Ogden Memorial scholarship. She is completing her Associate of Science degree in Education with a focus on middle-level education in history and English.

Armstrong currently works for the Lake Hamilton School District as a paraprofessional. While working in this capacity, Armstrong was motivated to pursue a teaching degree.

Armstrong said she heard wonderful things about NPC and enjoys that it is close to her home. “The flexibility is phenomenal. I am a single mom and full-time employee so the flexibility [of classes] helps,” said Armstrong.

After graduation, Armstrong plans to attend Henderson State University. She is hopeful she can continue her employment at Lake Hamilton School District.

“The scholarship means a lot. I had previously gone to college when I was younger so much of my financial aid is gone. This helps offset some of the costs. I am grateful for the opportunity,” Armstrong added.