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Cross Places in AT&T Sponsored EAST Challenge


Samuel Cross, 8th Grade Mena Middle School EAST student, received 3rd Place in the EAST Cyber Cipher Challenge by AT&T.  There were 42 entries from across the state.  Samuel received an award of a 32GB USB Drive.

Mena Middle School EAST is preparing for EAST Conference which will be held in Hot Springs March 13-14.  Several current EAST students have entered different competitions.  The Cyber Cipher Challenge is only one of the EAST competitions.  The remaining competition winners will be announced at Conference.  There are 230 schools that participate in the EAST Conference, so the competition is very strong.

“Thank you to all the Veterans, Polk County Veterans Service, VA Medical Clinic, and all Veteran Organizations for your partnership in the “Honoring Our Veterans Project’,” said MMS EAST Facilitator Melissa Lunsford. “Also, thank you to all businesses who supported the project by providing items for the gift bags, radio coverage, newspaper coverage, advertising on your digital signs, flowers, cake, and allowing your employees to attend the celebration.  Thank you to our local officials for attending and showing your support.  Next year, we are planning a Polk County Red Carpet Veterans Event with the partnership of the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain.  More information will be coming soon.  Thank you from Mena Middle School EAST.”

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