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AETN seeks student film entries

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which highlights the creativity and talent of the state’s kindergarten- through 12th-grade students.

WH Middle School wins Quiz Bowl

The White Hall Middle School Sixth Grade Quiz Bowl Team won first place at the Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament on Dec. 11 at the Arkansas River Educartion Service Cooperative. Team members are Lilly Chennault, Yasmean Dehaghani, Owen Haynes, Caleb Kalkbrenner, Laney Lunsford, Ty McDaniel and Clair Mwai. Nita Wimberly, WHMS teacher, serves as the coach for the team. (Special to The Commercial)

Arsenal employee receives award

Debra Graves, a child, youth program assistant for Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Child Development Center, has been awarded a national Child Development Associate certification from the Council of Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C.

Oak Park names October students of month

Oak Park Elementary School in Pine Bluff School District announced the October Students of the Month. They are, front row, from left, Naja Hulsey, A’Shayia Whitmore, Angel Muhammad, Nevaeh Glass; second row, from left, Omarion Tucker, Kaylen Mayfield, Olivia Richardson, Nevaeh Mitchell, Jaxson Davis; back row, from left, Nathan Smith, Kimari Thomas Syraii Sanders, Khylon Owens; not pictured, Antwaniya Newman, De’Querion Smith-James, Paris Girley and Lakhia Hall. (Special to The Commercial)