Getting Ready

Miranda Motsinger checks her makeup one last time before heading to the stage to perform during last weekend's Choir Happening staged by choral students at White Hall High School.


The Benchmark Kickoff at 34th Avenue Elementary School, 801 E. 34th Ave., will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. The date in Tuesday's edition was submitted incorrectly.

34th Avenue to sponsor Benchmark event

The community is invited to attend a Benchmark Kickoff at 34th Avenue Elementary School, 801 E. 34th Ave., Wednesday at 1 p.m. This is an annual event to help motivate students for the state Benchmark Test which is administered in April.

Choir Happening 2012

Members of the White Hall High School choir rehearse Friday night the 'Choir Happening', "Thank You for the Music" at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The performance is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Convention Center Auditorium. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ralph Fitzgerald)

A Push For Reading

Taylor Elementary School kindergartener Tucker Neikirk and student teacher Emma Johnson dress as the Cat in the Hat for the school's celebration of Read Across America Thursday, which also observed Dr. Seuss' birthday. Students were also treated to a breakfast of green eggs and ham as part of the observance. Related photo inside. (Special to the Progress)

UCA announces scholars

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and Presidential Scholars for the fall semester. The Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average and the Presidential Scholars' list requires a 4.0 grade point average. Area students include: