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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.

UAPB professor receives Air Force funding

Mansour Mortazavi, professor of physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, received a $725,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to further develop new materials for advanced electronics devices. This new material research will be done in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Arkansas.