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Sixth-grade Quiz Bowl Team wins second place

The White Hall Middle School sixth-grade Quiz Bowl Team won second place at the Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament on Dec. 11 at the ARESC in Pine Bluff. The team members are Trevor Dady, Kyla Kurtz, Sara Leder, Aiden McClusky, Caleb Olomofin, Rebecca Reed and Logan Ward. Nita Wimberly, WHMS teacher, and Sonya Dady, parent volunteer, serve as the coaches for the Quiz Bowl Team. (Special to The Progress)

Eighth-, ninth-grade Quiz Bowl Team wins third place

The White Hall Middle School eighth- and ninth-grade Quiz Bowl Team won third place at the Regional Quiz Bowl Fall Tournament on Dec. 10 at the ARESC in Pine Bluff. Team members are Samuel Doss, Priscilla Foreman, Conner Lunsford, Hunter Smith and Caleb Stewart. Josh Onasch, WHMS teacher, serves as the coach for the team. (Special to The Progress)

Eighth-, ninth-grade Quiz Bowl Team wins first place

The White Hall Middle School eighth- and ninth-grade Quiz Bowl Team won first place at the Regional Quiz Bowl Fall Tournament on Dec. 10 at the ARESC in Pine Bluff. The team members are Caleb Anderson, Matthew Branch, Justin Dady, Griffin Haynes and Gavin Shapiro. Josh Onasch, WHMS teacher, and Sonya Dady, parent volunteer, serve as the coaches for the Quiz Bowl Team. (Special to The Progress)

Moody Recyclers

Andrea Ray’s third-graders at Gandy Elementary made Christmas ornaments from recycled materials for the Jefferson County Christmas Tree. The class presented the ornaments to Jefferson County Judge Dutch King in an effort to promote recycling in our county. (Special to The Progress)

Moody announces December Students of the Month

The Mood Elementary December Students of the Month are, first row, from left: Anna Grace Wooley, Meredith Reddin, William Aulenback, Jasper Roberts, Grace Morara; second row, from left: Kelly Johnson, Victoria Ortiz, Jaci Mir, Matthew Nguyen; and third row, from left: Johnathon Trujillo, Dylan Richey, Romelo Bell, Will Colclasure and Alysha Brown.

FCCLA student gains leadership skills

Senior high student Candace Casey — along with her adviser Sheri Deaton, Family and Consumer Science instructor at White Hall High School — attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s Capitol Leadership program, Oct. 12-15 in Washington, D.C.

Hardin Students of the Month

The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month for November are: front row, Emillio Carrillo, J’Kwon Roddy, Landon Gatlin; middle: Jacey Jackson, Haley Stewart, Tyler Stacey; back: Damien Kurtz, Ty Wright, Hayden Martz; and not pictured: Anna Hobson, Nathan McQueen, Richard Branch. (Special to The Progress)

Symposium to feature discussion on achievement gap

The Arkansas Commission on Closing the Achievement Gap in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - School of Education Literacy Institute will host a symposium Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sylvester Early auditorium of Henderson-Young Hall (Business Building). With the theme, "It takes a Village to Educate a Child," the symposium will provide a forum for citizens in Congressional District 4 (Union, Yell, Ashley, Scott, Clark, Polk, Madison, and Drew counties) and the State to discuss the rising concerns and sense of urgency in closing the achievement gaps of students in schools.