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Pulaski Heights Middle School Students Know History

Please congratulate the National History Day District 7 winners from Pulaski Heights. PHMS students won 13 awards and even swept one category, Historical Paper. Ms. Buford received the award for Outstanding Junior Division Teacher. Most of these students will move on to the state level competition on April 20, 2013 at UCA.

Historical Paper 1st – Alex Crawford, 2nd – Lillian Clement, 3rd – Angie Brown

Individual Performance 1st - Owen Kong-McLain

Documentary Honorable Mention – Stevie Wise

Individual Exhibit 1st – Jack Curtis

Group Exhibit 2nd – Makynzi Watson-Williams & Jordan Staggers, Honorable Mention – Tulshi Amin & Meredith Hatfield

Individual Website 1st Hannah Cozart, 2nd – Madeline Wood, Honorable Mention – Sam Griffin

Group Website 1st – Addison Stone, Alex Pickell, Elisabeth Bates; 3rd – Olivia Hope, Megan Sander, Riley Chafin

Double Spotlight for Gibbs Art Program

THEA FOUNDATION GIFT Gibbs Magnet Elementary School artists have been given a wonderful gift of art supplies! Herron Horton Architects founders, Jennifer Herron and Jeff Horton, made a generous donation to the Thea Foundation that was matched by the Foundation. Herron Horton Architects made the stipulation that the art support  go to Gibbs where both of their children attended school.

Hall High Hoops - Boys and Girls Teams Celebrate Wins at State Tourney

LRSD is proud to salute the Hall High Warriors girls and boys teams as they bounce to victory in State Championship play this past weekend.  Evan James, a senior guard, hit a 3-pointer after a nail-biter to secure Hall's 34-33 victory over Jonesboro in the Class 6A final.  The Lady Warriors also proved they could hold their own by defeating Parkview's Lady Patriots 56-45 in the Class 6A girls finals.  Standout senior Tyler Scaife led the Lady Warriors with 23 points.  Scaife and Bobby Portis, who had 10 points and 17 rebounds in Hall's boy's game, will represent the state in the McDonald's All American games next month. 

Central High Debate Students Raise the Bar, Again

Little Rock Central High School won first place in the Arkansas Bar Association's Regional High School Mock Trial Competition held March 2 in Ft. Smith. The tem advances to the state level in Little Rock on March 9, 2013, where they will vie for the opportunity to compete at the National High School Mock Trial Championship later this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Last year the Central High team won the State Championship and competed for the national title in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Little Rock Central High participants were Sarthak Garg, Ryan Gauger, Ian Goza, John Harpool, David Xiang, Joseph Hwang, Astha Mittal, Maddison Perry and Drew Ricciardone.Their sponsoring teacher was Kathleen Holladay and attorney coaches were Clarke Tucker and Matt Wells. Mrs. Melinda Bieth and Mr. Bob Goza assisted.


Lynn Lisk of Fort Smith, program director and assistant professor in the Legal Assistance/Paralegal Program at UAFS, said the competition teaches high school students about the legal system and how it works. He called the competition "an invaluable tool."

Hall's Mandy Nguyen Named Poetry Out Loud State Champ

Hall High’s School Champion, tenth grader Mandy Nguyen, won the title of Arkansas State Champion in the statewide Poetry Out Loud Contest held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Pulaski Technical College Auditorium.  Nguyen along with Hall’s poetry coach, Ms. Georgia Walton, will travel to Washington, D.C., in April to represent Arkansas in the national contest. As the State champion, Mandy won a $200.00 first place prize and Hall won a $500.00 award for use on poetry related items. This is the third state level win for Hall High School and Ms. Walton, the only high school and poetry coach to have that distinction in the State. Three wins from a single high school and poetry coach is also believed to be a National distinction throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Hall’s previous winners are the late Roshundalyn Scribner in 2006 and Temple Price in 2008.

Parkview Drama Students take Arkansas History on the Road

The Parkview drama department brings Arkansas history alive with an original children’s touring show about Arkansas’ past.  During the month of February, the Parkview Drama Department tours “Nate and Addie’s Arkansas Adventures,” a fast-paced family friendly show featuring five stories from Arkansas past.  In addition to performances as a part of the Dr. Seuss Birthday week at the Clinton Presidential Center on Feb. 26th and March 1st, the 22 Parkview students toured the show to Romine, Franklin, and Rockefeller Elementary School performing for approximately 750 students. Additionally the show was performed at Horace Mann Middle School for 275 7th grade Arkansas History students.

LRCHS Cheerleaders Take Top Spot at Nationals

Little Rock Central High School cheerleaders, the Little Rock Tigers, received first place in the level 5 high school division of the Cheersport National Cheerleading Competition that took place in Atlanta Feb. 15 to 17. The Little Rock Tigers scored 89.67 for their performance at the competition—the highest score of all the high school divisions in the competition. Over 900 teams compete in the Cheersport National Cheerleading Competitions to show off their cheer skills and advance their status in the cheer world.

 

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