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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.

 

Young cancer survivor organizes benefit golf tournament with Relay For Life team

Young cancer survivor organizes benefit golf tournament with Relay For Life team

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - At 24-years-old Jennifer Crow was already a colon cancer survivor. Now, a year later, her mission as captain of team Diamond Bank is to raise funds for Relay For Life of Garland County.

Diamond Bank, of Hot Springs, will be hosting Drive Fore Life at Degray State Park golf course in Bismarck. It is a 4-man scramble on April 25, 2013.

Entry fee is $280 team, due by April 12, which includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, and door prizes. Lunch will be provided at 11:30a.m., with shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

For a complete list of player information, or to be a sponsor, visit the Drive for Life Facebook page.

Bass Lupus Awareness Tournament

Bass Lupus Awareness Tournament

Benefit for the Lupus Foundation of America, Arkansas Chapter to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Boat Ramp in Hot Springs. 

Time is "safe sunlight" to 3 p.m.  $100.00 per boat.  Contact:  Travis Harley at 501-392-2407 or 800-294-8878. 

All net proceeds received will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America, Arkansas Chapter.

Hot Springs Student Wins Volunteer Service Award

Hot Springs Student Wins Volunteer Service Award

LITTLE ROCK - A Hot Springs, Ark., high school senior who raised money and helped clean up debris after the 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., has earned a volunteer service award from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Ali Kinsey, who used flyers and Facebook messages to raise much-needed supplies and more than $500 for the victims of the tornado, is the winner of the 2012-13 Daniel Cayce Award for Inspirational Leadership in Public Service.

After delivering the funds and supplies, Kinsey and her family worked with Samaritan's Purse, a disaster relief organization, to help clean up debris.

A newspaper story about a young boy who died in the storm inspired Kinsey to act. In an essay, she wrote that the death of Will Norton was the determining factor that led her to travel to Joplin.