Powell will travel to Redlands Community College on March 31 to compete against 35 other all-state players with school classifications ranging from A-6A. That evening will involves a players vs. coaches competition and a scholarship awards banquet.
He has participated in academic team for seven years. In his high school career he has earned the following honors: Stigler Brain Bowl leading scorer and All Tournament Team, 4-time Green Valley Conference All Tournament Team, Leflore County Academic Tournament MVP, and State Runner Up, Class 4A Academic Bowl 2010-2011.
Along with his team, Powell competed in the Questions Unlimited national tournament in Chicago last June. He and the HHS academic team have earned another nationals bid this summer with the competition being held in Washington D.C.
Powell is the president of the HHS chapter of the National Honor Society and has been accepted to the Honors College at the University of Arkansas. He will major in Business Finance Pre-Law.