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Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society inducts 3

The Department of Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently inducted three new members into the Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society. They are seniors, from left, Shemikia A. Jones, Pamla Jones and Brittany A. Jones. The students are enrolled in UAPB’s Human Development and Family Studies program, which prepares students for employment as child development center directors, childcare specialists, nursery school/day care teachers, adoption placement agents and caseworkers. The KON chapter honors students of human sciences who rank in the top 25 percent of their class. (Special to The Commercial)

Contests and Promotions

PBHS student wins top honors

Evan Buckner, a sophomore at Pine Bluff High School, won first place in the plant science category at regional science fairs held at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He also won the Arkansas Soybean Challenge Student Research Award and $300 for best project supporting soybean production and agricultural sustainability. (Special to The Commercial)

Oak Park honors students in March

Oak Park Elementary School in Pine Bluff School District announced its March students of the month. They are, front row from left, Areanna Jordan, Kanysha Battles, Kierria Welch, Phillip Carroll Jr.; second row from left, Tyler Williams, Marsean Jones, Jordan Alexander; back row from left, Jakayla Broadus, Lonniilah Walker, Lamarion White; and not pictured, Damaria Canada, Kameiriah Canada, LaMya Gordon, Kaitlynn Grant, Kayron Jones and Christian Purley. (Special to The Commercial)

Teen Court members visit capitol

Sixth Division Circuit Court staff and Teen Court (diversion program) recently toured the state Capitol. They visited with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state Reps. Ken Ferguson and Vivian Flowers. The diversion program is a volunteer project for teens in grades nine-12 in Jefferson and Lincoln counties. It offers participants an opportunity to decide on real-life cases of first-time offenders and serve in the roles of prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, clerk, bailiff and jurors. To volunteer or for details, call Samarra Spears or Courtney Brentley at 541-5455. (Special to The Commercial)