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Rotary scholars

The Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club awarded 18 $1,000 scholarships to local students at the luncheon meeting at The Regency on April 29. The club presents scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from area high schools and non-traditional students each year. Recipients were chosen by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee under the leadership of chairman Larry Levi. Scholarship recipients, from left, the colleges they plan to attend and their majors are Janee' Chomyn, Joe F. Fish Rotary Scholar, National Park College, Criminal Justice; Emily Williford, Larson Scholar, Henderson State University, Nursing; and Alexandria Lee, First Community Trust Scholar, Arkansas Tech University, Nursing; back, Rotary members Richard Herrington, Tom Spencer, Bill Kerst and Larry Levi, committee chairman.

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Interacting with Rotary

Fountain Lake High School Rotary Interact Club President Abigail Rose, front, attended the district Rotary convention in Benton on April 25. Rotarians met to discuss events and progress within their clubs and to improve their current methods. Rose was invited by the North Garland County/Scenic 7 Rotary Club. She briefly informed and updated district Rotary clubs on Fountain Lake Interact's progress and growth this year.

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Lake Hamilton Heritage

The Lake Hamilton School Board recently met with construction managers Brian Hill and Robbie Cox of Hill and Cox Construction to tour the district's new multipurpose arena and discuss architectural and design aspects. Details included a wolf's head mural planned for the Heritage Hospitality Room.

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Fishing Village

The Fountain Lake Bass Club competed against a team from Jessieville on April 18 on Lake Balboa in Hot Springs Village. Alek Hill from Fountain Lake won first place for total weight and Big Bass.

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Stone Soup

The Lake Hamilton Primary School first-grade choir presented the musical, "Stone Soup," in April. The choir performed for their peers during the school day and again to parents and guests during the evening performance.

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Pass Go

Fountain Lake High School students, from left, Adison Childress, Donnie Arendt and Kyle Dickson, play Monopoly for a lesson in economics in Kenny Shelton's class.

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30 years

Faculty members at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia were honored for their years of service on April 16 during a ceremony in the Garrison Center Banquet Room. The faculty's 30-year honorees, from left, were Bob Yehl, library director and associate librarian, and John Graves, professor of history and chair of the department of Social Sciences.

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State representatives

Fountain Lake School District's administration chose three male students and three female students to represent the school during this summer's Arkansas American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs. Boys State is a program in civics education designed for high school juniors. Girls State is an experiential learning program for juniors. Students will attend their programs from May 31 to June 5. Juniors, from left, selected to participate are Ethan Simpson, Barry Kohr, Vanessa Nobles, Sarah Bearden, Cate Skinner and Kevin Collins.

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40 years

Wayne McGinnis, left, professor of English, and David Thomson, professor of English and director of the Honors College, were each recognized for 40 years of service at Henderson State University on April 16 during a ceremony in the Garrison Center Banquet Room.

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25 years

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia honored faculty members for their years of service during a ceremony held April 16 in the Garrison Center Banquet Room. The university's 25-year honorees, from left, were Lonnie McDonald, professor of curriculum and instruction; John Long, professor and chair of the department of Chemistry; Haroon Khan, professor of political science; Martin Halpern, professor of history; Jim Buckner, professor and chair of the department of Music; and Stuart Shaw, professor of geography. Not pictured is Renn Tumlison, professor of biology.

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Discovery

Three sixth-grade students from Cutter Morning Star Elementary School were invited to attend an event last month at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock based on their aptitude in math and science. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, back, was the event's keynote speaker. Cutter students, from left, are Lauren Boston, Mikayla Turner and Brecken Knott-Debord. Their sponsoring teacher is Stacey Boston.

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Wolves' bee learning

Beekeeper John Keeling visited students at Lake Hamilton Primary School and explained how he raises and takes care of bees. Keeling discussed how bees make honey, collect honey and what goods can be made from honey.

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Master gardening

Garland County Master Gardeners Jan Hodges, left, and James Moore work with Kieron King, right, and other kindergarten students plant five trees on the grounds of Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet School for Earth Day on April 22. Students planted the new trees and learned how to care for them as part of the Earth Day celebration.

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Only you

Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet School kindergartner Deshawn Smith hugs Smokey Bear during the school's Earth Day celebration. Students learn how Smokey got his name and received a book about the famous bear.

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Capitol page

Lakeside High School eighth-grader Riley York, left, was recently chosen by state Rep. John Vines, D-District 25, to serve as a page in the House of Representatives during the 90th General Assembly. York and eight other students toured the Arkansas State Capitol and returned from lunch for photos with their representatives and Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right.

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