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Pulaski Technical College commencement set for May 10

Pulaski Technical College commencement set for May 10

Pulaski Technical College’s commencement will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

 More than 2,400 students are completing associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency this academic year. Of those, nearly 600 students plan to participate in commencement exercises.

Toby Daughtery, a 2009 graduate of Pulaski Technical College and graduating senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will deliver the commencement address. Daughtery delivered the first student address at the Achieving the Dream Strategy Institute conference last year and has become a sought-after speaker at colleges and universities throughout the nation. He grew up in North Little Rock and happily shares his story of how his troubled youth was transformed by his pursuit of education.

Vote to send your school to the Summer Cereal Drive 'Cereal Bowl'

Voting by the public will begin online Friday, April 27 (4:30 a.m.) through Wednesday, May 2 (midnight). There will be one winner per division. Winners will be invited to the Cereal Bowl on May 4 and their videos will be highlighted on-air during the Cereal Bowl between 5 am and 7 am!

Click here to vote for the best video.

Benton to compete in Quiz Bowl state finals Saturday

Benton to compete in Quiz Bowl state finals Saturday

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 28, in “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2012.”

“Quiz Bowl 2012” will be broadcast on Saturday in two sections – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. The finals will involve seven conferences for a total of 14 teams.

The first round of matches beginning at 10 a.m. will include in order of appearance:

  1. 2A – Gurdon vs. Cedar Ridge (Newark)
  2. 7A – Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (Hot Springs) vs. Conway
  3. 4A – Nashville vs. Subiaco Academy
  4. 5A – Watson Chapel (Pine Bluff) vs. Huntsville

The second round of matches beginning at 2 p.m. will include in order of appearance:

Benton student receives September Fund award

Benton student receives September Fund award

THE SEPTEMBER FUND to AWARD 2012 SCHOLARSHIPS TO 18 ARKANSAS STUDENTS

College Scholarships For Sons, Daughters of Arkansas Police, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – The September Fund, an Arkansas registered, IRS recognized non-profit corporation, will award 18 $1,000 scholarships to 18 students from Arkansas who have been chosen based on academic achievement and community service.  Scholarships and recognition will occur during an upcoming ceremony planned for Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock.

The September Fund was established by morning radio personalities, Corey Deitz and Jay Hamilton, from 100.3 The Edge (KDJE-FM) in Little Rock as a living memorial to the brave police, fire and EMT workers who perished on September 11, 2001.

Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Daniel Cayce Award winner will receive $1,000 scholarship

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Daniel Cayce Award, given annually to an Arkansas high school student who best demonstrates selfless volunteerism on behalf of his or her community.

The school encourages Arkansas high school juniors and seniors who have been involved in outstanding community service projects to apply for the award. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“While our program is designed for graduate students, we feel it is very important to promote the spirit of public service among all ages,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “The Cayce Award is a great way to encourage aspiring public servants and recognize the outstanding efforts of Arkansas high school students. We look forward to reviewing this year’s applications.”

Bryant to face Watson Chapel at new fieldhouse dedication

Bryant to face Watson Chapel at new fieldhouse dedication

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- The all-new Murphy Jones Field House will be dedicated at 4:40 pm on March 2 at the Watson Chapel School Varsity baseball field.

The state-of-the-art field house was made possible by funds from the Jones family of Sissy's Log Cabin. The facility will be used for baseball.

The first game played using the new facility will be Watson Chapel vs. Bryant, which will start immediately after the dedication ceremony.

Watson Chapel High School is located at 4000 Camden Road in Pine Bluff.

Scholarships available for children of police, firefighters, EMTs

Scholarships available for children of police, firefighters, EMTs

Applications are once again being accepted for this year’s September Fund scholarships.

Any first-year college-bound student who is the son or daughter of an Arkansas Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer or Emergency Medical Technician and who lives in Arkansas may apply.

Since the fund’s inception in 2003, it has raised and awarded over $65,000 in scholarships.  Last year eighteen Arkansas high school seniors were each awarded $1,000 for their first year of college. The fund has even more money to award this year.

Radio personalities and hosts of “The Corey and Jay Show”;  Corey Deitz and Jay Hamilton from Clear Channel’s 100.3 The Edge (KDJE/Little Rock), created the September Fund on the second anniversary of September 11, 2001 as a living memorial to the brave first-responder civil servants who died and sacrificed on that day. The fund is registered with the state of Arkansas and has been granted tax-free status by the IRS.