Famous Faces

Published by caressadilthey on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 09:42

In recent years many famous people have visited our schools. Here are some photographs from those visits.

 



The Little Rock Nine, reunited at the 50th anniversary
commemoration of the integration of Central High School,
September 2007. From left: Melba Pattillo Beals, Thelma Mothershed Wair (seated), Minnijean Brown Trickey, Elizabeth Eckford, Dr. Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Jefferson Thomas and Ernest Green.

Civil rights leader DAISY GATSON BATES at the 40th anniversary commemoration of the integration of Central High School, September 1997. Also in the photo are former Little Rock Mayor JIM DAILEY; 1997-98 Central High School Student Body President FATIMA McKINDRA; FRANK COX, Chairman and CEO of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods; and F. TAYLOR BROWN, Chairman, Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission. September 1997.

Arkansas Governor MIKE BEEBE at the 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the integration of Central High School. September 2007.

Arkansas Governor MIKE BEEBE visited Watson Elementary to kick off its "25 Books" program. August 2007.

Arkansas Governor MIKE BEEBE is greeted by pre-kindergartners at Fair Park Early Childhood Center. May 2007.

President GEORGE W. BUSH spoke at Little Rock Central High School. March 2000.

President GEORGE W. BUSH at Little Rock Central High School. Among the others in the photo are Central Principal NANCY ROUSSEAU, LRSD School Board members SUE STRICKLAND and BAKER KURRUS and former LRSD Superintendent DR. LES CARNINE. March 2000.

President GEORGE W. BUSH was greeted as he arrived at Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School to speak about No Child Left Behind legislation. Also seen in the photo are former Secretary of Education ROD PAIGE, Arkansas Commissioner of Education DR. KEN JAMES, Parkview Principal DR. LINDA BROWN, former Sen. TIM HUTCHINSON and former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE. August 2002.

President GEORGE W. BUSH spoke about No Child Left Behind legislation at Parkview Magnet High School. Also seen in the photo is former Arkansas Gov. MIKE HUCKABEE and Parkview students. August 2002.

First Lady LAURA BUSH met with Parkview Magnet High School Principal DR. LINDA BROWN (center) and KATHERINE WRIGHT KNIGHT, winner of the 8th annual Salute to Excellence in Education Award, at a White House reception. 2002.

Former President BILL CLINTON and SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the integration of Central High School. Also pictured is Central High Principal NANCY ROUSSEAU. September 2007.

Former President BILL CLINTON observed students in a computer lab at Dunbar Magnet Middle School. September 2003.

Former President BILL CLINTON at Little Rock Central High School for the swearing in of a new class of City Year volunteers. November 2004.

Former President BILL CLINTON greeted students after the City Year ceremony at Central High School. November 2004.

ROOSEVELT COLLINS of the Miami Dolphins spoke to students Pulaski Heights Middle School. May 2007.

NFL players ROOSEVELT COLLINS of the Miami Dolphins and BRYAN WILLIAMS of the New York Giants visited Chicot Elementary. April 2007.

Miss Arkansas 2002, LAUREN DAVIDSON, visited Fair Park Elementary. Date unknown.

Political cartoonist GEORGE FISHER demonstrated his craft to students during a visit to Dunbar Magnet Middle School. 2002.

Football legend ROSEY GRIER and Arkansas First Lady JANET HUCKABEE presented Dunbar Magnet Middle School science teacher KRISTY KIDD with the Milken National Educator Award. October 2003.

LU HARDIN, President of the University of Central Arkansas, visited with students at Pulaski Heights Middle School. March 2007.

Former Arkansas First Lady JANET HUCKABEE read to students at Forest Park Elementary for ViPS Reading Day. November 2005.

Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE at Franklin Elementary for a VH1/Save the Music presentation. Also in the photo is former Little Rock Mayor JIM DAILEY (in the grey suit). Date unknown.

Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE presenting School Board member DR. KATHERINE MITCHELL with the LRSD's Arkansas Quality Commitment Award. October 2000.

Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE at McDermott Elementary with former McDermott principal Virginia Ashley. 2004.

Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE presented the Milken National Educator Award to teacher Connie Green at Mabelvale Magnet Middle School. October 2001.

Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE interacting with a young student during a classroom visit to Wakefield Elementary. March 2003.

REV. JESSE JACKSON at the 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the integration of Central High School. September 2007.

Atlanta Hawk JOE JOHNSON visited Central High School for a ceremony to retire his high school jersey. October 2006.

WHITNEY KIRK, Miss Arkansas 2003, graciously agreed to a bit of "crown-testing" during a visit to Jefferson Elementary. Date unknown.

The LITTLE ROCK NINE, reunited at the 40th anniversary celebration of the integration of Central High School. From left: Carlotta Walls LaNier, Melba Pattillo Beals, Dr. Terrence Roberts, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown Trickey and Jefferson Thomas. September 1997.

Professional football player and former Arkansas Razorback ANTHONY LUCAS visited with students and staff at Terry Elementary as part of his work with the organization Life Champs. Date unknown.

NOAH McCULLOUGH, the 12-year-old author of The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia, visited Dunbar Magnet Middle School. May 2007.

RONALD McDONALD had fun with students at Otter Creek Elementary. Date unknown.

Miss Arkansas 2005, EUDORA MOSBY, took time out from her busy schedule of motivational speeches for a few photos with students at Henderson Magnet Middle School. 2005.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education ROD PAIGE met with students at Central High School. Date unknown.

International movie star ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER at Rockefeller Magnet Elementary to promote physical fitness. Date unknown.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER shows how it's done as he exercises with students at Rockefeller Magnet Elementary. Date unknown.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation RODNEY SLATER enjoyed lunch with students at Rightsell Elementary. September 1997.

U.S. Rep. VIC SNYDER (D-AR) at Wakefield Elementary for the dedication of the new Children International dental clinic in the school. Date unknown.

Academy Award-winning actress (and Arkansas native) MARY STEENBURGEN visited Pulaski Heights Middle School. Date unknown.

Little Rock Mayor MARK STODOLA at the 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the integration of Central High School. September 2007.

Actor GEORGE TAKEI visited Gibbs Magnet Elementary to talk about spending part of his childhood in a Japanese-American internment camp in southern Arkansas during World War II. November 2005.

Middleweight boxing champion JERMAIN TAYLOR visited his alma mater, McClellan Magnet High School. March 2007.

ROBERT TURNER, a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, met with students at Carver Magnet Elementary. December 2006.

Members of the UALR TROJANS basketball team visited students at Rockefeller Magnet Elementary. 2006.

Tony Award-winning entertainer BEN VEREEN visited Southwest Middle School. 2004.

NBA star and former Arkansas Razorback CORLISS WILLIAMSON encouraged incoming freshmen at Parkview Magnet High School to do their best when he visited the Freshman All-Star Academy. July 2003.

NBA star CORLISS WILLIAMSON, pictured with Henderson Magnet Middle School Principal Marvin Burton, visited Henderson to help kick off the school's "25 Books" reading campaign.