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Debonair Project 'perfect fit' for ASMSA students

Debonair Project 'perfect fit' for ASMSA students

HOT SPRINGS — During a Residence Life Office staff meeting at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts last year, DeKevious Wilson listened as his fellow staff members spoke about the upcoming 2012 prom.

 

At one point, the school’s Cinderella Project was discussed. The program provides donated prom dresses for an affordable price for female ASMSA students.

 

“I sat and thought ‘O.K. I’ve heard of the Cinderella Project that they do for the females,’ and I was waiting to hear something for the males,” said Wilson, who served his first year as a residential mentor during the 2011-12 school year. “When I didn’t hear anything, it kind of struck something with me, knowing a lot of the students might not have the means to rent a tux or buy a suit.”

 

That was when the DeKevious Wilson Debonair Project was born.

 

Abdul-Jabbar featured at 'Open Book' celebration

Abdul-Jabbar featured at 'Open Book' celebration

The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts presents the Open Book Celebration featuring keynote speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

The event will celebrate ASMSA, Arkansas's only statewide residential STEM high school, and the educational opportunities in math, science and the arts it offers some of the state's brightest young minds. There is no tuition, room or board fees for students to attend ASMSA.

This year, ASMSA has students from 58 Arkansas counties. At least one student from each Arkansas county has attended ASMSA since it opened in 1993. Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, is now an advocate for science, technology, engineering and math education. Come hear his message about the importance of STEM education.

The event is Thursday, April 25 at 6 pm. For more information, visit www.asmsa.org or call (501) 622-5110.

ASMSA, Fountain Lake compete in Quiz Bowl championships

ASMSA, Fountain Lake compete 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:

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.

Lt. Gov. to attend National EAST Conference in Hot Springs

Lt. Gov. to attend National EAST Conference in Hot Springs

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr will deliver remarks and present Scott Case, founding Chief Technology Officer of Priceline and current CEO of Startup America Partnership with an Arkansas Traveler and The Arkansas Natural Citation.

Over 150,000 students have experienced EAST. Each year, thousands from across the country attend the National EAST Conference to share their stories, celebrate their work over the past year and experience a formal banquet and a trade show-like environment. The conference is the EAST Initiative’s largest training venue of the year.

Who: Lt. Governor Mark A. Darr

What: National EAST Conference

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6 p.m.

Where: Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, AR  71901

West Central Regional Science Fair at ASMSA on Feb. 27-March 1

West Central Regional Science Fair at ASMSA on Feb. 27-March 1

 

 

The West Central Regional Science Fair will be held at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs on Feb. 27-March 1.

 

Public viewing of the exhibits will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Students will be standing with their exhibits from 1 to 3 p.m. This will be the best time for media members to visit the exhibits, which will allow you to visit with the students about their research.

 

ASMSA is at 200 Whittington Ave. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at 10 a.m. March 1 at First Presbyterian Church, located across the street from the school. That event is also open to the media.