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May, 2014

  • 28 May

    Bell Receives Degrees at Washington and Lee University

    Tori Bell, a 2010 graduate of Mena High School, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with minors in Education Policy and Poverty and Human Capability Studies from Washington and Lee University during commencement exercises on May 22, 2014. At W&L, Tori was a member of many on campus organizations including Contact Committee, Traveller, Resident Advisors, and earned ...

  • 28 May

    ‘Planet X’ Lands at Acorn School Campus

    From the Museum of Discovery, Planet X came to Acorn School recently.  Science students in grades 5-8 collected data as they completed hands-on investigations during interactive science activities.  Ten stations included earthquake building, robotics, rocket design, engine repair, laser refraction, solar energy production, airlift using Bernouli’s Principle, decoding incoming messages, and communication. These lab stations supported science frameworks learned in ...

  • 28 May

    RMCC Releases President’s and Vice President’s List

    Rich Mountain Community College recently released the President’s and Vice President’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2014 semester. The President’s List recipients have maintained a minimum 4.0 GPA. Students on the President’s List include: Meghann Anglin, Mena; Jordan Bohanan, Cove; Alexis Bostic, Boles; Kelly Bowen, Mena; Elisabeth Boyd, Mena; Sarah Burkhart, Smithville; Azcuena Cardenas, Waldron; Alexa Craig, Mena; ...

  • 28 May

    Character Kids/Bus Students of the Month at Vandervoort Elementary

    Vandervoort Elementary is proud to announce its Character Kids/Bus Students of the Month for May.  The word of the month is “Honesty.”  Students were selected for exhibiting that character trait and for exceptional academic effort, as well as showing overall good behavior in the classroom or on the bus.  McDonald’s for provided free happy meal certificates for each Character Kid/Bus ...

  • 28 May

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  • 28 May

    Holly Harshman Field Day 2014

    Holly Harshman Elementary School hosted Field Day at Bearcat Stadium Track and Field on Tuesday, May 20th.  It was an amazing day of fun for the students who enjoyed field events and relays.  MHS male and female athletes were on hand to help mentor the events.  HHE coach, Chad Frost and para-professional, Missie Reeves were co-chairpersons of the event and ...

  • 28 May

    Goodner Earns Top Award at UCA

    Jacob Goodner, a 2009 Mena High School graduate has earned the Outstanding Masters of Accountancy Student for 2013-2014 award, the highest accounting award given at the University of Central Arkansas. He is currently completing his degree of Masters of Accountancy. Goodner will begin his accounting career on September 1 with BKD Public Accounting Firm in Little Rock.

  • 28 May

    Kent Receives Chamber Scholarship

    The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce was proud to present the 2014 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship today to Maegan Kent, a senior at Mena High School for her excellent academic achievement. Maegan has maintained a GPA of 3.31while working for chamber member McDonald’s. Maegen plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas to study Radiography.

  • 28 May

    Acorn High School Winners at Destination Science Competition

    First Place  Grades 7-8 Heather Frady—Sailboats Madison Andrews, Zane Barr and Shawn Harvey—Generator Aly Nichols—Multimedia Tessa Kesterson—Solar Car Raychel Williamson—Acorn Division First Place Catapult Grades 9-12 Morgan Fagan-Egg Drop Morgan Fagan and Matt Davis—Paper Roller Coaster Second Place Grades 9-12  Calvin Ayers and Becky Medina—Paper Roller Coaster Logan Frost- Toothpick Bridge Matt Davis—Egg Drop Third Place Grades 7-8 Hailey Tackett—Egg ...

  • 27 May

    Menus for County Schools – Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Mena Public Schools Breakfast: Super Donut, Yogurt, Juice, Milk Lunch: Main: Pizza, Salad, Breadstick (9-12), Fruit, Milk; Choice: No Choice Line   Acorn Public Schools Breakfast: Cereal, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chili w/Beans, Crackers, Veggies, Fruit, Milk   Cossatot River School Breakfast: Manager’s Choice Lunch: Manager’s Choice