February 26, 2015


Beta photographers

Lake Hamilton students Ally Fowler, left, and Baylee Petty won their respective photography contests at the 6th Annual Arkansas Junior Beta Convention held in Hot Springs Jan. 29-30 to qualify for the national event.

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Top talent

Lake Hamilton students, from left, Tess Butler, Molly Sorters and Katherine Scalzo placed second in the Special Talent division at the 6th Annual Arkansas Junior Beta Convention held Jan. 29-30 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

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Capitol gains

A group of seventh- and eighth-graders from Fountain Lake Middle School Cobra Digital Prep Academy recently accompanied Linda Webb, counselor, and Coach Chris Mungle to tour the Arkansas State Capitol and meet state Rep. Mickey Gates.

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Parent Breakfast Council

In an effort to provide district stakeholders an avenue to remain informed and an opportunity to offer input, the Hot Springs School District initiated a Parent Breakfast Council. Currently in its sixth year, Superintendent Joyce Craft facilitates monthly Saturday morning meetings. Members of the council include two parent representatives selected by each campus principal, community business leaders, district administrators and a board member.

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Poetry Out Loud

Lake Hamilton Junior High freshman Adeline Mogovan recently earned first place in the school's first-ever Poetry Out Loud competition. She advanced to the state competition with the Arkansas Arts Council in March.

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Poetic creativity

Lake Hamilton Junior High students, from left, Haley Green, Lindsey Montgomery, Terra Roberts, Samantha Cable and Allyson Washam work on poetry backgrounds in the library.

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A total of 24 Fountain Lake High School band students, about 47 percent of the Fountain Lake Cobra Band, were named to the All-Region junior high and senior high bands. Band students participated in an All-Region clinic and prepared a concert over the two days. The Fountain Lake band is directed by Patrick Combs.

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Playground dedication

St. John's Catholic School hosted a dedication ceremony for the Julian Post Playground. Post, a St. John's alumnus, had worked as playground supervisor for the last 17 years before he passed away on July 30, 2014. The dedication sign was donated by the Knights of Columbus Council 6419, of which Post was a member.

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UAM announces academic recognitions

MONTICELLO, AR -- The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 127 students to the chancellor's list for the fall semester and another 320 students to the dean's list, according to Carol Dolberry, registrar.

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