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Gandy Students of the Month - October

The October Students of the Month from Gandy Elementary are: from bottom to top: bottom row; Curlan McCray, Karson Peyton, James Menard, Tyler Earnest, Kaitleen Toh, Lincoln Hood; middle row: Tres Kurz, Sara Beth Young, Amiya Laws, Colton Davis; and top row; Stephanie Ames, Jase Welch, Madison Henderson, Maci Poe, Denya Alghazali, Emma Reed, Bronson May. (Special to The Progress)

Gandy Students of the Month

The September Students of the Month from Gandy Elementary are: From bottom to top: bottom row: Braden Drye, Bella Moltz, Macy Stone, Laney Gumm, Tyler Barnes, Sydnee Brickey; middle row: Trenton Jones, Talan Cothran, Noah Smith, Bryson Dickerson, Kennedie Johnson, Isabella Moore; and top row: Marissa Hartless, Garrett Brown, Duston Henderson, Carson Cook, Jiannah Via. (Special to The Progress)

Moody Students of The Month

Moody Elementary October Students of the Month are as follows: first row (left to right) Kaden Nash, Kaitlynne Murphy, Logan Chapmon, Elijah Yates, Ryann Nelson, Lanie Ratliff and Brooklyn Powell; second row (left to right) Benton Williams, Kaejah Hodge, Olivia Cooper, Jordan Johnson, Sophie Weaver, Abigail Deaton and Owen Lord. Not pictured is Claudia Woodyard.

School board meets

The White Hall School District held its first board meeting since summer break officially began for students and teachers. There were several items on the agenda for the June 11 meeting.

Director of addiction study named

Dr. Valandra German, former Interim Chair & Assistant Professor of the School of Public Health at Dillard University in New Orleans, has been named director of The Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions (211 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 215; Pine Bluff, AR).

Gullett chairs education board

Little Rock —The State Board of Education elected new officers at its monthly meeting this week. Brenda Gullett of Fayetteville was elected chairman; and Sam Ledbetter of Little Rock, was elected vice chairman. Their leadership terms will be in effect through June 2014. Gullett succeeds Jim Cooper of Melbourne who has served on the State Board since October 2003 and as president since 2012. Gullett, a former state senator, is owner and operator of Brenda Gullett Associates, a company that offers corporate training in customer service, communications and leadership development. She has been a member of the State Board since 2007. Before this week's election, she had been serving as vice chairman. Ledbetter, a former state representative, is an attorney and partner with the McMath Woods law firm. He has served on the State Board since 2008. The State Board has nine members who serve staggered seven-year terms. Members are appointed by the governor. The board has general authority to govern the state's K-12 public school system.

Gandy Students of the Month

Students of the Month at Gandy Elementary for May are (bottom row) Kennedie Johnson, Graci Ames, Isabella Moore, Noah Smith, Cynthia Hankins; (middle row) Alex Pague, Garrett Cook, Julia Bohner, Paige Boast, Barron Mitchell; (top row) Kennedy Akins, Caitlyn Harris, Macy Fultz, Hayden Brown and Austin Shores. Not pictured is Autumn Lollar.