St. Louis Area Distinguished Scholar Awards

Two William Woods University students were selected as Distinguished Scholars at the university’s academic convocation, April 17.

Melissa Byers, a senior, received the award for Theatre. Byers is the daughter of Ricky and Sandra Byers of Florissant, Mo.

Jessica Jackson, a senior, received the award for Social Work. Jackson is the daughter of Mary Jackson of Fenton, Mo.

The award is bestowed on graduating seniors who demonstrate academic excellence in their particular field of study. Candidates must earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.40.