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Global Debate

History classes at Lake Hamilton High School held Global Debates Nov. 21, 24 and 25 in the auditorium. Students were assigned countries from around the world to research. They represented countries on stage and demonstrated knowledge on relevant world issues such as ISIS, economics, education, security, Ebola, human trafficking, racism, religion, terrorism and genocide.

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Winning design

Hot Springs High School student Alden Warren recently placed second in the 2014 Window Mart Christmas Card competition. Competing against 90 students, Warren's design will be featured as part of the 2014 Window Mart Christmas Card distributed to more than 1,000 people across the United States.

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Child Development learning

Carrie Bloomquist's Child Development class from Fountain Lake High School took a field trip to the Labor and Delivery area at National Park Medical Center after studying pregnancy, prenatal development and the birthing process. Students were given a tour by Mandy Golleher, NPMC director of marketing, and Kelly Rice, labor and delivery supervisor.

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Gardner's pledge

Kindergarten students at Gardner STEM Magnet School teamed up with Lauren Wilson, a kindergarten teacher, and the Environmental And Spatial Technologies lab last month to work on a video to be presented to area veterans.

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Veteran appreciation

Alyse Orosco reads her essay, "Why I Appreciate Americans Veterans," during the first Veterans Day Luncheon at Hot Springs Intermediate School. Sixth-grade students invited family members to school to be honored for their service.

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Fire Safety

Firefighter Nick Brown give Lake Hamilton Head Start students, from left, Rigo Arcos, Orion Bishop, Elijah Gormley, Justin Lininger and Jax Rogers; back, Lilly Norman, Adysson Sluder and Jonah Norman a tour of a 70 West Fire Department truck during Fire Safety Week.

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Veterans luncheon

Hadley Nelson, right, sits with her father, U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Nelson, during the first Veterans Day Luncheon at Hot Springs Intermediate School.

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Lions of the Month

Bismarck Middle School students, from left, Tela Williams, seventh grade; Emily Cole, eighth grade; Katelyn Thomas, fifth grade; and Amber Ransom, sixth grade, have been announced as the school's October Students of the Month by Principal Mike Spraggins. The honor is based on outstanding or improved performance in both academics and citizenship, in the classroom, around campus and at school events.

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Teacher award

Former Hot Springs High School teacher Mike Vincent, right, was presented a State Teacher of the Year Award plaque and jacket last month by the Air Force Association.

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Graves competes in debate tournament

MONTICELLO -- Ben Graves, a business major from Hot Springs, was part of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team that brought home four individual awards from the LSU-Shreveport Red River Swing Debate Tournament in November.

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NPCC's Helms wins state award

Terri Helms, director of Child Care Aware of West Central Arkansas at National Park Community College, received the Outstanding Member Award for 2014 at the recent Arkansas Early Childhood Association conference.

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