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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:

Habitat for Humanity offers Collegiate Challenge

Habitat for Humanity offers Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program that offers college students, the opportunity to visit one of the 200 host affiliates throughout the United States. Groups spend one week working in partnership with the local Habitat affiliate, the local community and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area.

March 4-9, 2013 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer along with Collegiate Challenge students visit our website www.habitatsalinecounty.com

National Choice Week promotes quality education

National Choice Week promotes quality education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As the events of National School Choice Week (www.schoolchoiceweek.com) unfold, thousands of people across the country are expected to attend events and raise awareness for education reform.

Events are planned in all fifty states and participants are expected to include national and state lawmakers, media personalities, and celebrities.

National School Choice Week, a collaborative effort by more than 150 organizations, is designed to raise public awareness about education choice, including public charter schools and virtual education. Nationwide events to promote school choice will include movie screenings, rallies, town hall meetings, panel discussions, and briefings for elected officials.

Milligan named Harding Alumni Network President

Milligan named Harding Alumni Network President

Matt Milligan of Thompson’s Station, Tenn., was recently named president of the Harding University Alumni Network.

New Semester Includes New Classes at ASU Searcy Adult Education Centers

New Semester Includes New Classes at ASU Searcy Adult Education Centers

The ASU-Searcy Adult Education Center provides free testing and instruction to students 18 years of age or older who are seeking to obtain their GED diploma or who are looking to improve their basic skills.

University announces College of Sciences leadership changes

University announces College of Sciences leadership changes

Provost Larry Long has named Dr. Ben Bruner, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Ron Smith, assistant professor of mathematics, chairs of their respective departments effective June 1, 2013.

Bruner replaces Dr. Mike Plummer, who agreed to serve as biology department chair until the end of the 2012-13 school year. Bruner, a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, came to Harding in 2008. He has a Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; his research focused in the area of immunopathology.

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