Joydyne Carmickle is the recipient of the for 2020 scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff.


The Dollarway High School graduate will receive a $1,000 scholarship and plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff this fall, according to a news release.


Her long-term goal is to get her doctorate degree in psychology and become a psychiatrist.


“I’ve always liked trying to understand how the brain works with its feelings and emotions,” Carmickle said.


She is the daughter of Kanasha Carmickle, a teacher at James Matthews Elementary School in the Dollarway School District.


Carmickle has served on the Mayor’s Youth Council and has volunteered as a coach for girls and boys at the Watson Chapel Baptist Church Upward Basketball program for six years. She has taught Vacation Bible School during the summer months at the church. She also sings in the church choir.


At Dollarway, Carmickle starred in basketball and also served as section leader of the woodwind section of the Dollarway Band.


The honor roll student “never gives up or quits,” her mother said, adding that Carmickle also loves to cook.