Reginald K. Murdock, Jr. was baptized at the age of six and was a faithful and active member of the Atkins Boulevard Church of Christ in Marianna, AR. He participated in numerous church activities and youth programs; preaching his first sermon at the age of ten. Reginald attended the Arkansas State Youth Conference for several years, participating in the pageant, and being crowned Mr. Congeniality 2 times. He also attended the School of Religious Studies Summer Youth Training Institute, where he was named Outstanding Public Speaker and Perfect Christian Gentleman. As a student at Lee Senior High School, he was an inspiring leader to his peers and teachers, an outstanding student, and an exceptional athlete in football, basketball, and track. He was known for his gift of wit and humor and continuously kept a smile and laughter on the faces and hearts of those around him.
This memorial scholarship honors the short yet full life of Reginald K. Murdock, Jr. As a devoted Christian, son, brother, and student, Reginald touched the lives of all those he came into contact with. Not only was he an intelligent young man who strove to excel in school, he also was determined to increase his spiritual knowledge. Reginald was a very wise 16 years old when he met his untimely death, but in those 16 years he accomplished more than many people (even Christians) accomplish in their much longer lifetime. The scholarship will be awarded based on spiritual dedication, academic achievement, and the demonstration of the type of character that was exemplified by Reginald K. Murdock, Jr.