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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)

Pine Bluff School District prepares for PARCC

The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Tiffany Bone said.

A Holy and Merry Christmas

Some of my earliest memories center on church services at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., and especially the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. It was called the “Midnight Mass” not because, as one would think, it started at the strike of 12 a.m., but because the actual taking of Holy Communion, and the closing of the service, was around midnight.

Westerman fills out staff

WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, has filled out his Congressional staff on Thursday, announcing seven new hires who will work out of district offices in Arkansas.