School

Cub Club

Lake Hamilton Primary School recently announced the Kindergarten Cub Club for the month of May. Students were chosen by their teachers for having great character and being all-around awesome kids. Cub Club students, front, from left, are Bella Bates, Kaiven Barrett, Elizabeth Spruill, Zyler Pike and Cameron Johnson, second row, from left, Faith Jenkins, Layla Nation, Esther Mann and Bentley Bennett, and back, from left, Isaac Liera, Statler Lewis, Alyssa Spurlin, Nylah Easter and Karlee Castle. Not pictured are Davaney Hudspeth and Will Reed.

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Accelerated third-graders

Lake Hamilton Elementary School students received awards for earning 100 points or more in Accelerated Reading during the 2015-16 school year. Third-grade students, front, from left, to receive awards were Bryce Kingrey, Aidan Mitchell, Kaitlin Guthrie and Parker Vandee, second row, from left, Bella Dozier, Jenny Dong, Kirsten Cardish and Tarah Terrill, and back, from left, Ryan Nolan, Thor Seay and Xavier Wilson. Not pictured are Gwen Bowman, Michael Cruz, Ryan Davis, Preston Garrett, Cameron Hale, Jayden Newcomb, Serenity Price, Areeon Seger, Easton Smith, Jesse Weatherford and Kadence Whisenhunt.

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Accelerated second-graders

Lake Hamilton Elementary School students received awards for earning 100 Accelerated Reading points or more during the 2015-16 school year. Second-grade readers, front, from left, were Kaley Hobby, Anabel Flores and Adalyn Johnson, and back, Mackenzie Ruffin, left, and Mollie Gidcomb. Not pictured is Gabe Ibarra.

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STEM Camp

Logan Roseth, of Bismarck, developed his own set of controllers to play Pac-Man on a laptop computer June 8-9 during a coding and robotics camp at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Henderson alum Michelle Johnson, director of the gifted and talented program at Fountain Lake, and Matthew Sutherlin, chair of curriculum and instruction at Henderson, led the two-day workshop. The camp was presented by Henderson's TRIO Talent Search program in conjunction with the Henderson STEM Center. Students worked with invention kits, coding software and robots to write their own problem-solving programs.

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Teacher of the Year

Lake Hamilton Elementary School students received awards for earning 100 Accelerated Reading points or more during the 2015-16 school year. Second-grade readers, front, from left, were Kaley Hobby, Anabel Flores and Adalyn Johnson, and back, Mackenzie Ruffin, left, and Mollie Gidcomb. Not pictured is Gabe Ibarra.

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EAST Initiative

Fountain Lake Charter High School students in the Environmental and Spatial Technologies program were recently invited by the EAST Initiative to present information about the program to its board of directors, which held its quarterly meeting June 8.

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Writing achievement

Sam Tankersley, left, a 2016 graduate of St. John's Catholic School, recently received the SJS Writing Achievement Award. He is an avid reader and now a published author. Tankersley was congratulated by Pastor James West.

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Claar to deliver conference keynote

ARKADELPHIA -- Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will give the closing keynote address at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Colorado Leadership Conference Aug. 12-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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