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Taylor names presidential award honorees

Several students qualified for the Presidential Academic Excellence Award at G.R. Taylor Elementary. They maintained a 3.5 grade point average or higher and scored above 85 percentile on the I.O.W.A. exam. They are, front row, Isabella Soto, Grey Shaner, Hope Mincy, Emma Rongey; back row, Sydney Norman, Abigail Hornbeck, Samara Pendergrass and Anna Herrin. (Special to The Commercial)

Gandy honors students in May

Gandy Elementary School in White Hall named the following Students of the Month for May: bottom row, Madison Spradlin, Keira Strange, Josiah Witcher, Landon James, Kylee Hulsey, Emma Craig; middle row: Charmiyah Weaver, Ma’ Kayla Kimble, Montavion Phillips, Alexis Patterson; and top row, Nandi Huggins, Nicole Patton, Presley Chism, Kamryn McEntire and Michael Ford. (Special to The Commercial)

WH grad receives book award from library

The Friends of the While Hall Library presented a $400 check to Drew Holland, a May 2015 White Hall High School graduate, at the White Hall Library on May 20. The Book Award will assist Holland, who is a lover of reading, with the purchase of textbooks. Holland will major in accounting at Arkansas Baptist University in Arkadelphia this fall. The White Hall Friends of the Library annually awards a White Hall high school graduating senior who has registered to attend an institution of higher learning during the fall and spring semesters. (Special to The Commercial)

Physics of Flight

Bob Tarter, better known as the Animal Man, came to Moody Elementary recently and presented a program titled, ‘Physics of Flight.’ He teaches respect of the natural world and introduces students to various animals that fly. (Special to The Commercial)

Taylor students Jump Rope for Heart

Taylor Elementary School students and their families raised $2,686 for the Jump Rope For Heart 2015 program, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Harley Galloway, bottom left wearing a JRFH shirt, was the top fundraiser with $210 in donations. (Special to The Commercial)

Dailey receives honor

White Hall native Torie Dailey shares a moment with retired University of Central Arkansas professor Bob Reising. Reising honored Dailey on May 21 at the White Hall Library. Dailey recently received the University of Central Arkansas Dr. A. W. ‘Moonlight’ Graham Award for promising medical professionals. (Special to The Commercial)

Gandy honors students

Gandy Elementary School at White Hall announced its Students of the Month for February. They are, bottom row, Isabelle Lunsford, Jack Menard, Isabella Gullett, Brody McNealy, Abby Harrison, Madelyn Winkler; middle row, Brady Peyton, Trenton Jones, Kailyn Stewart, Lilly Warriner; and top row, Harlie Hipp, Jayden Smith, Brayden Smith, Manas Patel, Cameron Cobb and Skyler Garrison. (Special to The Commercial)

Taylor honors students in April

Taylor Elementary School in the White Hall School District honored students of the month for April. They are, front row, Rohandeep Singh, Brylee Crow, Angel Erakrik, Karington Bowman, Gurtaj Singh, Winbread Anjolok; middle row, Raelee Mills, Aidan Jones, Drew Reece, Shian Nelson, Blake Billings, Jada Sanders; and top row, Blaine Gamill, Russhay Moon, Ashley Pennington, Terrance Show and Jamir McNeary. (Special to The Commercial)

U.S.D. 1812 honors White Hall cadet

Left, Arkansas State Society United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D.1812) President Sharon Wyatt, and Simon Bradford Chapter President MarJo Dill, right, recently presented Cadet Tylina Smith with a National Society U.S.D. 1812 JROTC medal and certificate. Smith will enter college in Missouri this fall and participate in the ROTC program as well. The presentation was made during the White Hall High School JROTC Awards Luncheon. (Special to The Commercial)