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Color guard

Fountain Lake's Cobra Color Guard completed a six-day camp to prepare for the upcoming football season's half-time show. The group is coached by Angela Donley. Students, from left, in the color guard are Haley Riggs, Alexa Donley, Bianca Rector, Megan Hall, Chloe Chapman and Katt Floyd.

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Lakeside teachers attend energy workshop

CONWAY -- Lakeside teachers Gina Tarbet, Kim McAllister and Linda Parker recently attended a workshop hosted by the Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association and the Arkansas Petroleum Council.

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Magic of Milk

Lakeside Middle School students gather around for a "Magic Milk" demonstration during science camp last week. Campers were asked to research and conduct their own science experiments to share with their class. They learned how to conduct more than 25 science experiments.

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3-D basics

Lakeside High School sophomores Austin Whitney and Skylar Wood, left, attended the Hot Springs Technology Institute as co-presenters for a pre-conference session on June 15. Library media specialist Stony Evans invited the two students to present 3-D printing basics with him. The team presented to 19 educators from around the state.

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Ouachita Baptist University dedicates new Elrod Center

ARKADELPHIA -- Declaring that "this dedication has been long anticipated by me," Ben M. Elrod expressed appreciation to family, friends and colleagues who gathered for the June 11 dedication of the new home of Ouachita Baptist University's Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community.

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Bridges elected to leadership position

Brian Bridges, communications coordinator for the Lake Hamilton School District, was recently elected as secretary of the Arkansas chapter of the National School Public Relations Association for the next two years.

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LHSD at HSTI

Several dozen members of the faculty and staff at the Lake Hamilton School District attended the Hot Springs Technology Institute at Hot Springs High School. The conference featured several well-known speakers and various breakout sessions about how to incorporate new technology into classroom and school systems.

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Lady Ram camp

More than 40 young athletes in grades 2-8 took part in the 2015 Lady Ram Basketball Camp at Lakeside. The camp taught beginning fundamentals including proper shooting form, ball handling skills and defense. Campers were recognized at the completion awards ceremony.

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Future filmmakers

Lakeside High School production staff member Gunner Lawless, left, assists Ben Hollis during a filmmaking camp. Students in grades 3-8 had the chance to create a movie from start to finish, including writing, shooting and editing, using industry standard equipment. Participants walked the "Lakeside Red Carpet" and premiered their films at the conclusion of the camp.

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Accelerated Readers

Students from Cutter Morning Star Elementary School were rewarded with lunch at Chick-fil-A for earning more than 100 points in the Accelerated Reader program. Heather Hughes, librarian, established the reward system at the beginning of the school year to encourage students to read.

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Wetland work

Construction work began on the Hot Springs Middle School wetland ecosystem project in June. An area of about 7,000 square feet near the rear of Hot Springs Intermediate School will be transformed into a wetland area to benefit the environment and be used as an outdoor classroom. Middle school EAST student Ethan Lyles dedicated about 400 hours over the course of two school years to initiating the project.

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Art Camp

Lakeside Art Camp participants Ellie Vines, left, and Cannon Martin create their own painting inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock. Students learned about artists and created their own pieces based on the styles of Pollock, Henri Matisse, Henri Rousseau and others.

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Community Garden

The Summit/Vista School teamed up with the Park Avenue Community Garden for the 2014-15 school year. Students and staff donated more than $130 plus gardening tools, of which $30 was used for their application to the association and garden plot rental for the year.

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