Lanis Brown of Salem High School was one of 46 honorees to be honored as an outstanding scholar/athlete by the Arkansas Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inc. He received his award at a special ceremonial banquet at the Riverfront Hilton in North Little Rock. Characteristics of a scholar/athlete are, for the purpose of this selection, that the individual is an outstanding scholar who has played football in high school.Each individual is considered in the competition based on his scholastic ability and athletic achievements as well as his extracurricular activities in school and in the community. Coaches across the state are requested to nominate their candidates and a committee selects those to be honored.Brown exemplified all of the required characteristics for selection as an outstanding scholar/athlete. The average grade point for all of the combined honorees was 3.7 on a scale of 4.0. He, along with the other honorees, was presented a certificate of merit signed by Gov. Mike Huckabee and presented by Rex Nelson, administrative assistant for the governor, for his scholarship and athletic achievements.