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Landers helps raise $2,500 for Salem Elementary

Landers helps raise $2,500 for Salem Elementary

BENTON, Ark. – Landers Chrysler Jeep Dodge helped raise $2,500 in funding for Salem Elementary School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids™ program. The fundraising event was held on April 5 in conjunction with the school talent show.

“The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Shannon Carr, Director at the Southwest Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.”

Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school on their behalf from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan - highest ranked in loyalty 11 years in a row, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to the Landers Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership.

UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

Kognito Interactive’s web-based, interactive training prepares students, faculty and staff to identify and help students exhibiting signs of mental distress, such as depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (May 7, 2013) – University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with Kognito Interactive to offer an online, avatar-based gatekeeper training where users learn the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach at-risk students for referral to the university’s counseling center. UALR offers two Kognito programs, At-Risk for College Students and At-Risk for Faculty & Staff. Each training program is tailored to a specific type of user: college students and RAs, as well as administrators, faculty and staff, respectively.

AHSCA announces 2013 All-Star basketball coaches

AHSCA announces 2013 All-Star basketball coaches

CONWAY, Ark. (AHSCA) - The president of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association, Scott Kelton of Blevins, announced the head basketball coaches and their staffs for the 2013 East-West Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association Girls and Boys All-Star teams as selected by their fellow coaches here at a press conference on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

UCA athletic director Dr. Brad Teague welcomed the members of the AHSCA, the 2013 All-Star coaches and media representatives during the morning press conference.

The head coach for the East girls will be Jay Cook of Paragould and the head coach of the East boys will be Johnny Rice of North Little Rock. The West girls head coach will be Charles Berry of Huntsville and the head coach of the West boys will be Shane Thurman of Pottsville.

Searcy to face Benton in Quiz Bowl championships

Searcy to face Benton in Quiz Bowl championships

AETN hosts annual Quiz Bowl state finals April 20

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — High school students will showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Saturday, April 20, in “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2013.”

“Quiz Bowl 2013” will be broadcast in two sections – 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The finals will involve seven conferences for a total of 14 teams.

The first round of matches beginning at 9 a.m. will include in order of appearance:

  1. 1A – Alpena vs. Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville)
  2. 2A – Conway Christian vs. Cedar Ridge (Newark)
  3. 7A – Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (Hot Springs) vs. Fort Smith Southside
  4. 4A – Subiaco Academy vs. Gravette

The second round of matches beginning at 1:30 p.m. will include in order of appearance:

New cultural exchange program launched in Central Arkansas

New cultural exchange program launched in Central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK - The Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA) is looking for qualified families in Central Arkansas interested in hosting a student from abroad for the 2013-14 school year.

 

CETUSA, a non-profit organization that has been bringing international students to live and study in the United States since 1995, is expanding into Arkansas in an effort to increase international understanding of the Natural State, according to Scott Zielstra, who is leading CETUSA's efforts here.

 

"We want to build more insight about what Arkansas is really like and what it has to offer," Zielstra says. "Hosting a CETUSA student is also a way for families to become lifelong cultural learners with open minds and hearts."

 

Hot Springs Lakeside Senior Goes All Out For Prom Date

Hot Springs Lakeside Senior Goes All Out For Prom Date

 

They say that your high school years are some of the most memorable.

Hot Springs senior Noah Donoho surprised his girlfriend, Anna Nester by asking her to the Lakeside High School prom on the balcony of the Arlington Hotel.  Anna is Homeschooled.

Below, on the promenade, a group of Donoho’s friends spelled out prom with yellow and blue balloons.  After Nester agreed to the date, the balloons were released into the blue skies over the Arlington Hotel.