BY MELANIE BUCK –
New microscope slides were recently purchased for the Mena High Science Department in honor of a former Mena teacher. Mena High School Biology teacher, Karlene Hooker said the MHS Class of 1963 wanted to honor Ms. Aileen McWilliams who was a Mena High science teacher from 1946-1971. Ms. Hooker said the science department met and decided to have them purchase microscope slides.
“All 225 slides have arrived and a memorial statement has been displayed on the boxes to honor Ms. “Mac”. Even though the Biology classes have already used the microscopes this year, we plan on getting out the microscopes a couple of days and use this wonderful addition to our department,” said Hooker. She added, “We thank the Class of 1963 for honoring Ms. Mac and providing our department with such a gift.”