September 22, 2017


ASU confers degrees

JONESBORO -- A record 1,112 graduates, including local students, received degrees during Arkansas State University's 2017 summer graduation ceremony on Aug. 4 in the Convocation Center.

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SAU announces summer grads

MAGNOLIA -- A handful of students from area schools were among 230 students honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Southern Arkansas University summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 4 at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center.

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More Arkansas graduates take ACT

The number of Arkansas public school graduates who took the ACT during high school increased about 25 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the ACT profile report for the Arkansas public school graduating class of 2017.

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Area Youth

Pati Trippel, with the Ouachita Area Youth Council, recently provided details to Lake Hamilton High School students in the Environmental and Spatial Technology class to develop an informational resource card for area homeless citizens.

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Order of operations

Lakeside Middle School students, from left, Richa Patel, Amanda Navarro and Anna Llewelyn recently worked together in Melissa Ellis' class to create an order of operations clock.

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Teaching tennis

Coach Bob Wagstaff, back, left, and Glen Walter from the Coronado Tennis Center in Hot Springs Village conducted tennis classes for middle school and elementary school physical education classes at Fountain Lake earlier this month. Students were front, from left, Megan Price, Hannah LaMontagne, Landon Irwin, Warren Hedrick, Brian Harlow and Preston Divine were among about 450 students to learn from Wagstaff and Walter.

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Hannah's Lights

James Stine, left, with LifeNet, recently delivered Hannah's Lights to second-grade students Jerrell Johnson, right, and Ka'Mya Babb. Hannah's Lights are small plastic flashing lights designed to clip onto a child's backpack or clothing to help make them more visible to drivers.

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Jammin' on djembes

Second-grade students in Nikki Anderson's class at Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School are able to demonstrate their skills on djembes purchased with grant money from the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild.

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STEP two

Lake Hamilton High School student Max Barr, left, works with David Pennington in maintenance in the second year of the Students Transitioning to Employment Program, which partners with area businesses and careers for students to gain work experience through internships.

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