Gravette High School Students And Staff Mourn Loss Of Teacher

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A fatal accident in Gravette killed a local high school teacher. Educators and students in Gravette are mourning the loss a woman they call one of the most beloved teachers at Gravette High School.

Students and staff tell 5NEWS Angela Scott truly was the heart of the school.

“She was definitely a leader for us, a leader for the district,” said Jay Chalk, principal at Gravette High School.

Friends tell 5NEWS Angela Scott was an education innovator.

“She built HOSA for this school. And, without it, it’s going to be hard” said Jaye Chalk, a junior at the high school.

Scott introduced a health program to the school called HOSA, which quickly became known as one of the top programs in the state, and country.

“It’s very hard to find an educator that can teach those, and, especially do as well as she did,” Jay Chalk said. “As far as replacing her, you can’t replace someone like her.”

Angela Scott was ejected from her car in the crash that claimed her life.

“There’s the kids at school, I know that they’re all hurting,” Jay Chalk said.

Scott taught medicine during the week, and practiced it on the weekends as an emergency room nurse.

“It seems like her life was about serving,” said Jonas Edgmon, a former student and student resource officer at the school. “Serving students, and serving people at the hospital.”

Students and colleagues tell 5NEWS Angela Scott was well loved at this school.

“Her impact was immeasurable,” said Danny Henry, the current student resource officer at Gravette High. “I can’t think of a single speech that happened at the senior ceremony this year that didn’t mention Ms. Scott, or mention her at some point.”

Those who knew her best say she was all about her job.

“That’s probably the first thing she’d want you to know. Her kids came first.” Jay Chalk said.

Her impact can be seen in the Gravette workforce today.

“The paramedics we work with, that are from around here, got their influence in the medical field from her,” Edgmon said.

Scott’s mission to raise the country’s future medical specialists was evident.

“We kept breaking records because of her,” Jaye Chalk said. “And, she taught us in this room. And she’ll be missed.”

Just last week, Angela Scott spent part of her summer break with her students at a HOSA health conference in Orlando.

it was there where she received the Adviser of The Year award for the state of Arkansas.

Gravette High School’s principal tells 5NEWS that a local church has opened its doors for those in mourning, and the school will plan a special ceremony for Angela Scott.


      • trina alaniz

        To my understanding she was not ejected and she was wearing a seatbelt. The only accuracy to this story is how amazing my sister was. The picture isnt even her. Way to go 5 news.

    • Dawn

      I knew my cousin, Angie, all my life and would be shocked if she were not wearing a seatbelt, especially knowing how many wrecks she worked as an EMT and how she had seen many times first-hand the consequences of not wearing one. I wonder if this detail is actually true. The accuracy of this news site isn’t the greatest, considering they showed a picture in her tribute that wasn’t even her. :(

  • Savannah

    As a news outlet, maybe you should make sure that the picture you put on the news is actually the victim. Everyone who knew her, myself included, is offended that you didn’t even bother making sure the woman whose face you zoomed in on is Angela Scott. Don’t know who that woman is, but it’s definitely not the amazing woman we lost yesterday.

  • Robert McGee

    I am sad to see Angela gone. I pray for her friends and family. I am EXTREMELY angry that your attempt to honor here shows the picture of some anonymous woman. I expect a retraction and a correction soon.

  • Jayne

    She WAS wearing a seatbelt. Ejection from a vehicle even when wearing a seatbelt is VERY common when it is a head on collision. I have known and worked with this AMAZING lady for more than 20 years!!! She was ejected from the vehicle.

  • FedUp

    With so many moronic drivers in NW Arkansas one would have to be crazy NOT to wear a seat belt. And, I continue not understanding why if the photo is not Angela, then why is it still here??

  • mamajenn

    Her picture is at the top of this article, but if you click to share it on Facebook it still posts with the INCORRECT picture. Please show Mrs Scott the respect she deserves, and correct this problem.

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