September 21, 2018


Students named Fulbright Sturgis Fellows

FAYETTEVILLE -- Josie Carson, of Pearcy, a graduate of Lake Hamilton High School, and Sarkis "Sam" Kalajyan, of Hot Springs, who graduated from the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, are two of the four Arkansas high school graduates joining the distinguished list of Sturgis Fellows in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences this fall.

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Students of the month

Submitted photo Cutter Morning Star Elementary recognized students in kindergarten through sixth grade as Students of the Month for September. Students are selected based on showing a positive attitude, good citizenship, completing class and homework assignments and cooperating with others. Students are front, from left, Katelynn Geurin, Makayla Gillespie, Laila Rader, Seidi Dominguez, Cole Whisenhunt, Noah Fendley and Brody Comerma, and back, from left, Natiley Elliott, Neya Hunnicutt, Aidan True, Jaxson Davis, Michael Roush and Carley Young.

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Penny experiment

Submitted photo Student Abbie Grinder tests how many drops of water will fit on a penny during an experiment in Emily Smeltzer's second-grade class. Students recently visited the science lab for the penny experiment to learn about making observations and predictions.

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Generous donation

Submitted photo Helen Bumpas accepts a donation of $950 from Jennifer Walsh of Red Light Roastery Coffee House made to the Single Parents Scholarship Fund of Garland County. Red Light Roastery has a monthly community giveback program, and the scholarship fund was chosen for the month of August. Single Parent Scholarships are awarded to low or moderate income single parents pursuing postsecondary education. The Garland County affiliate will be awarding 32 scholarships this fall.

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Guest speaker

Submitted photo Keith Deltano, center, a national speaker from North Carolina who uses comedy as an effective tool to grab the attention of students and address bullying, spoke to kindergarten through 12th-grade students at Mountain Pine School District on Friday. Bobby Applegate, Mountain Pine superintendent, wanted to find a way to address school bullying to students in every grade and Denise Taylor, curriculum coordinator, believed Deltano would best be able to make a connection with students using humor to tackle difficult subjects.

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