Several Southeast Arkansas students graduated during commencement at the University of Central Arkansas at Conway May 2. Hometowns, graduates and degrees include:
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Emma Buckner and Marinna Tadros, both from White Hall High School, are among 75 students to receive Honors College Fellowships at the University of Arkansas Honors College.
Sgt. 1st Class Tred Bonds of White Hall recently graduated from a four-week New York Army National Guard Motor Transport Operator Course.
The White Hall School Board has approved the purchase of surveillance cameras around White Hall High School and White Hall Middle School to help employees keep an eye on students.
Several students at Moody Elementary School in White Hall have been honored in the President’s Education Awards Program, which recognizes student achievement and hard work.
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 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)
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)
Students at Moody Elementary who earned at least 60 Accelerated Reader points participate in Game Day in the library. (Special to The Commercial)
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)