Subiaco plaza dedication set
Subiaco Academy will dedicate the recently completed plaza on campus at 5 p.m. June 1 in front of the main building at the academy in Subiaco. Retired Maj. Gen. William Wofford will conduct the dedication, and Father Jerome Kodell will perform the blessing.
The plaza was funded entirely by the Class of 1967 and will be dedicated in memory of classmates Ray Kipp and Mike Ikemeier.
Van Buren summer food program set to begin
The Van Buren School District and the Van Buren Public Library will provide breakfast and lunch free of charge for children and youth up to age 18 at the library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren. Breakfast will be available from 8:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday, and lunch will be available from 12:30-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 4 through Aug. 3, with the exception of July 4.
Call (479) 474-6045 for information.
Mansfield summer food program to start
The Mansfield School District will offer its free summer feeding program for all students up to age 18 on Mondays only at the Mansfield Middle School cafeteria, 400 Grove St. in Mansfield. Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon June 4, 11, 18 and 25 and July 9, 16 and 23.
Visit MansfieldTigers.org or call (479) 928-4006 for information.
Jerry's Juniors date set
Arkansas Tech University in Russellville will hold its annual Jerry's Juniors preview day June 1 on campus for students who will be high school juniors during the 2018-19 academic year. Attendees and their parents will learn about admissions, scholarships and financial aid. The day will also include a free ACT test preparation workshop, complimentary lunch, campus tour, free T-shirt and a photo opportunity with Jerry the Bulldog, the ATU campus ambassador.
Students who wish to attend must pre-register by today at ATU.edu/admissions/JerrysJuniors.php. Call (479) 968-0343 or (800) 582-6953 for information.
Lavaca school awarded grant
Lavaca Middle School was recently awarded a $2,500 Cox Charities Innovation in Education grant to continue the growth of the special education program called LifeCHAMPS: It’s Not Just School, It’s Life! The goal of the program is about Creating Habits to Achieve and Maintain Positive Socialization (CHAMPS).
The funding will be used to provide classroom technology, storage and necessary supplies to implement the life skills curriculum. With the continuation of this grant, students will learn age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management and peer relations.
Visit CoxCharitiesCentral.org/ or contact the school at (479) 674-5618 for information.
Names of note
Miranda Newton of Van Buren was recently named to the dean's list for the Spring 2018 semester by Belmont University in Nashville.
Kay Wortham of Magazine was named science teacher of the year for western Arkansas, and Don Simon, park interpreter for Mount Magazine State Park, was named educational support member of the year, during the 2018 STEM Olympiad held recently at Booneville Middle School and organized by the Guy Fenter Education Service Cooperative in Branch.
Easton Erwin of Greenwood will serve as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 25-27 in Lowell, Mass.
Regenia Hilton of Fort Smith was recently named to the honors list and Kristina Dean of Muldrow was named to the president's list for the Spring 2018 semester by Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Several area students were recently named to the dean's list for the Spring 2018 semester by Harding University on Searcy including Jeffrey Frost and Anna Freer, both of Clarksville; Ashton Spencer, Austin Curtis, Makensie Cobb, Hannah Cobb, Bethany Cobb, Nadia Nelson, Abbey Jenkins, Kenyon Walker, Ryan Wear, Rachel James and Raissa Ames, all of Fort Smith; Jacob George, Kelsie Dye, Anna McCoy, Sarah Robbins and Hannah Booker, all of Greenwood; Christian Mendez of Lavaca; and Sarah Fouts of Van Buren.
Several area graduates from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville earned the Tradition Keeper designation including Blake Hurley of Clarksville; Ryan Davis and Jordyn Pulliam, both of Fort Smith; Hannah Spandle of Greenwood; Seth Mays of Mansfield; Allison Holloway of Mountainburg; and Morgan Poague of Van Buren.
Brittany Dixon and Regenia Hilton, both of Fort Smith, Shelly Anderson of Poteau and Lonnie Campbell of Van Buren all recently graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Arturo Ortega of Heavener was recently named to the president's honor roll for the Spring 2018 semester by East Central University in Ada, Okla. Savannah Steelman of Hodgen, Raegan Thomas of Howe, Tyler Manifold of Poteau, Xiaolin Huang of Shady Point and Andrea Martin of Talihina were all recently named to the dean's honor roll for the Spring 2018 semester by East Central University.
Abigail Crelia, a recent graduate of Van Buren Christian Academy, has been named an Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholar and will receive a $40,000 scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas Honors College in Fayetteville.
Christopher Tran of Greenwood, a recent honors graduate of Greenwood High School, has received a presidential scholarship from Arkansas tech University in Russellville in the amount of $4,500 and a potential four-year value of $36,000. Tran is the son of John and Jamie Tran of Greenwood.
Olivia Davis of Fort Smith was recently named a 2018-19 Niblack research scholar by Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. Davis will receive $8,000 to further her biochemistry research.
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