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Geology rocks

Junior high science students from Gospel Light Christian students recently visited Coleman's Rocks-R-Gems for a hands-on activity for the geology segment of their class. They were taught about types of rocks and received permission to visit the area where the shop receives and prepares its items.

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Second place, third grade

Third-grader Jared Morales, from Lake Hamilton Elementary School, recently earned second place in his grade in the Arkansas Art Educators Southwest Regional Student Contest. Students in the region in grades K-12 were eligible to take part.

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Ritter's critters

Kindergarten students, from left, Kyndal Wagenhauser, Jacob Garden, Carter Moss and Austin Green explored caterpillars this month during activities in Whitney Ritter's class at Lakeside Primary School.

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Best in Show

Gardner STEM Magnet School third-grader Vivian Labrador recently won first place in her grade and "Best in Show" for grades K-6 overall in the Arkansas Art Educators Southwest Regional Student Contest at the Arkadelphia Arts Center. Her work was titled, "The Crazy Rooster."

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Second place, fourth grade

Elizabeth Clutter, a fourth-grade student at Gardner STEM Magnet School, recently earned second place in her grade in the Arkansas Art Educators Southwest Regional Student Contest at the Arkadelphia Arts Center.

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New inductee

Lake Hamilton High School science teacher Stephanie Kara, right, was recently initiated into the international women's teacher organization Alpha Delta Kappa. She was accepted into the local Alpha Epsilon Chapter by its president, Terri Knapick, left. ADK recognizes excellence in education, altruism and world understanding as its tenets. The organization accepts female teachers with leadership potential and high recommendations from their peers.

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Window solving

Jessieville Middle School teacher Amanda Bradley, back, recently worked with Algebra students in seventh and eighth grades to create stained glass window art using linear equations. The students' work was displayed in the middle school hallway.

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Earth Day

Lakeside Primary School students Kailyn Zwetz, left, and Gracie Hancock paint on newspaper they reused for Earth Day in Whitney Ritter's kindergarten class.

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Third place, second grade

Mollie Margaret Gidcomb, a second-grade student from Lake Hamilton Elementary School, was one of three Lake Hamilton students to earn awards in the Arkansas Art Educators Southwest Regional Student Contest. Gidcomb earned third place for her grade.

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On, Guard

The Lake Hamilton High School Winter Winds earned fourth place and was named "fan favorite" out of all scholastic groups that competed at the Winter Guard International World Championship held April 16-17 in Dayton, Ohio. The group earned fourth place in the preliminary competition April 16 at Wright State University's Nutter Center.

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Conflict solutions

Seventh-grade gifted and talented students, from left, Ethan Walker, Dylan Holcombe, Cole Lair, Luke Baker, Aurora Saunders, Sierra Cates and Kalea Tweedle from Centerpoint Middle School recently visited the Garland County Juvenile Detention Center and court in Hot Springs.

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Writing seminar

Lake Hamilton Junior High teacher Dedra Stofer recently worked with freshmen in English classes in preparation for the ACT Aspire testing. Stofer worked with April Geraci and Ashley Kincannon in the junior high study hall for a joint effort of reviewing elements of essay writing and preparing for Aspire.

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Aspiring Rams

Lakeside Middle School held academic pep rallies April 18 to get students excited for the ACT Aspire standardized tests.

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Movie Night

Michele Windelkin, back, attended the Mother/Son Movie Night April 16 with her son, William McLeroy, to see "The Jungle Book."

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