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School Days Snapshots

 

   
   
HERNANDEZ RECEIVES HIS CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FROM GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON

Valedictorian Adrian Hernandez and his family, pose with Governor and Mrs. Hutchinson, in the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock at the Governor's Scholastic Honors Day on May 13, 2017.

Scholastic Honors Day recognizes Arkansas’ best and brightest students from both public and private high schools who best represent academic achievement in the senior class.

PARKER RECEIVES MARCOS BORGES JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Molly Parker, an Ashdown Student has received the Marcos Borges Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Molly helps raise, show and sell the Red Brangus breed cattle.

She plans are to attend the University of Arkansas and Colorado State University as she pursues a degree in veterinary medicine. After graduation, she will pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian.


“I love being around animals and I want my career to revolve around what I love,” Parker says. "Thank you for giving me this opportunity to grow in the Brangus breed."

WISE FINANCIAL LITERACY CERTIFICATION WINNERS

 

 

 Mrs. Tipton with Nathan House                Brent Davis  

AHS students, Nathan House and Brent Davis, recently received a Wise Financial Literacy Certification in Mrs. Tipton’s Business Law II class.  The Wise Financial Literacy program resources and online testing are available to instructors that have passed a Certification in Personal Finance.  Mrs. Tipton certified last year at the Southern Business Education Association Conference.  The Subjects mastered include Money, Budgeting, the Cost of Money, Banking, Credit, Insurance, Investing, Retirement Planning, and Financial Planning and Management.

 

 

MARTIN RECEIVES SEVIER CATTLEMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP

Kayla Martin, daughter of Kenneth and Jennifer Martin is the recipient of the 2017 Sevier County Cattlemen's Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.

Kayla will be attending Southern Arkansas University and will major in Animal Science.

For more information about Sevier County Cattlemen's activities, please call President Greg Wright at 870-584-9479.

 

HORATIO STUDENTS ATTEND COLOR GUARD & DRUM MAJOR CAMP

Horatio Color Guard and Drum Major Camp at the Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, AR from May 29th to June 3rd. They went and learned two routines a day and competed on Saturday, June 3rd.

Pictured front row: Kylie Ayers, Charlizz Threadgill, Kalyn Davis, Kimberlee May, Anahi Murillo-Jr.High Drum Major, Katie Swift; Back row: Heather Barton, Erin Mier, Sydney McMahon, K.K. McWhorter, Kenzey Nelson, Kennedy Elmore, Mason Flanrey-Sr. High Drum Major.

During their camp, the students earned various individual awards and group awards. These students worked very hard at camp and the Senior High Band Director Daniel Dunn and Junior High Band Director Angela Dunn are extremely proud of their students accomplishments.

JR. High Color Guard earned Superior Grand Champion Routine.
Pictured front row: Heather Barton, Charlizz Threadgill, Kimberlee May,
2nd row: Kylie Ayers, Kalyn Davis, 3rd row: Erin Mier.
 

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Sr. High Color Guard earned Superior Grand Champion

Routine.  Pictured 1st Row: Kenzey Nelson, Senior Kennedy

Elmore, K.K. McWhorter; 2nd row Katie Swift, 3rd row Sydney

McMahon.

Sr. High Color Guard earned Outstanding Home
Routine. Pictured 1st row: Heather Barton, K.K.
McWhorten, 2nd row: Katie Swift, 3rd row: Kenzey Nelson,
Sydney Mc Mahon and Senior Kennedy Elmore.
 

 

Pictured are Sr. High Drum Major and Senior, Mason
Flanrey and Jr.High Drum Major Anahi Murillo.
Superior Drum Major Routine Award.
 

DE QUEEN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GOOD CITIZENS FOR APRIL

Back Row (L-R):

Mayra Aguilar & Riky Perez
 

Front Row (L-R):

Carlee Helms & Dennis Peppers

 

 

AHS Students Earn Certifications

The following 9th graders earned a Microsoft Office Certification in the 2016-2017 year in Mrs. Kilgore and Mrs. Tipton’s Computerized Business Application Classes. Microsoft Office Specialist is a premier industry recognized certification program where students and workers can prove their skills and proficiency with Microsoft Computer Programs. Students can certify in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Certiport and Microsoft have partnered with the State of Arkansas to help students develop the technology skills they need and help prepare them for college and careers. In addition, the Ashdown School Dist. Has provided software to help prepare the students to take the rigorous project oriented exams to obtain their certifications.

 


Aliyah Nutt (3), A’mya White (3), Aniya Polite (3), Ann Marie Medina (3), Anthony Hopkins (1), Anthony Knudson (3), Are’jeon French (3), Ashlyn Harger (2), Rileigh Day (1), Breana Noble (3), Brett Bond (1), Brooklynn Welker (3), Carsen Jones (3), Choe Anderson (3), Colby Dellinger (3), Colyn Grimes (3), Coy Porter (2), Davina Gaines (1), Delrae Smith (2), Ebony Hawkins (3), Jacob Marquez (1), Evan Medlock (1), Jasmine Smith (1), Jeb Parker (2), John Carter Bowman (1), Joseph Paredes (1), Cole Smith (3), Paige Smith (3), Julius Dobbins (2), Kaitlyn Woodall (3), Kara Ernest (1), Kasey Barton (2), Kylie Cross (2), Lamar Wilkerson (2), Lannah Huddleston (1), Lanyhia Cornelius (2), Logan Russell (2), MacKynze Dollarhide (1), Madison Perez (3), MaKayla Dixon (3), Milton Smith (2), Morgan Miller (2), Nichole Pool (3), Noah Pounds (3), Notoris Nelson (1), Quinton Holland (1), Raeleigh Grimes (2), Reba Mahaffey (3), Trey House (3), Roni Jo Porier (1), Rylee Ann Burden (3), Shiann Krause (3), Sydney Hurd (3), Tabitha Tabler (1), Taleiya White (2), T’nia Washington (2), Tyreese Westbrook (2), Vonjoy Thomas (1), Will Burnett (2) Kentarian Lamar Williams (1), Brayden Gibson (1)
ASHDOWN SHOOTING SPORT'S TEAMS QUALIFY FOR STATE

Ashdown Junior and Senior Shooting Sports Teams traveled to Jacksonville May 12-13 to compete in the South Region shooting competition.

Congratulations to Ashdown Senior Team 1: Trevor Meyers, John Michael Molock, Alex Simmons, Koda Aylor and Jake Day for winning 4th (232 points) at Regionals and progressing to State!

 

(Pictured above) Braden Jackson, Braden Gentry, Chico Markle, Jacob Formby and Drake Abney for winning 3rd (109 points) at Junior Regionals and qualifying for State!


AJHS Team 1, AHS Team 1 and Team all qualified for the State Tournament in Jacksonville on June 3rd.

(Pictured above) Ashdown Senior Team 2: Logan Russell, Hunter Lewis, Taylor Schmidt, Colby Dellinger and Kenzie Bishop for winning 12th (216 points) and advancing to State!
 

 
 

 

AJHS AWARDED GRANT FOR "OUTDOOR CLASSROOM"

Ashdown Junior High School was awarded another $5000 Lowe’s Grant for their “Outdoor Classroom” this year. Employees from Lowe’s, along with teachers Lacie Shamsie and Ed Williams and AJHS students worked on May 4 to build flower beds and put picnic tables, umbrellas, and other outdoor furniture together. Lowe’s has been supporting public education through their Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program since 2006. The program is funded by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
 

L. F. HENDERSON THIRD GRADE CHARACTER CAMP

 

L.F. Henderson third grade students travelled to Camp Preston Hunt for Character Camp on May 4. Students hiked around the camp and participated in a number of activities including rockets, archery, rain gutter regatta, pirate ship and camp race. Students and staff were able to enjoy a picnic lunch in the amphitheater. The event is sponsored by Learning for Life and directed by Linda Willis.
 

2017 WHISTLESTOP WINNERS

L.F. Henderson Top Readers

Pictured front row (l-r): Mary Vermeer, Karyssa Riley, Jaiden Ford, Kaitlin Jones, Bella Woolfley, Anna Arnold
Back row (l-r): Luke Barnes, LFH Librarian Sharla Fricks, Ty Tong, and Kevin Scott.

De Queen Primary School
2nd Semester 2017-2018

Perfect Attendance

1st Grade
Sefraim Blankenship
Yaslin Hernandez

2nd Grade
Charlie Collins
Jareth Saldivar

 

Students from L.F. Henderson Intermediate School in Ashdown, were awarded a trip to Texarkana and Books A Million gift cards. Students who earned 75-99 Accelerated Reader points got a $10 Wal-mart gift card, students who earned 100-199 points got a $15 Wal-mart gift card, and students who earned 200-299 points got a $25 Wal-mart gift card. Students had to earn at least 300 AR points to go on the trip. Students who earned 300-399 got a $50 gift card to Books-A-Million and students who earned 400 or more AR points got a $75 gift card to Books-A-Million. After shopping at Books-A-Million, they went to eat at Larry's Pizza, played at Springlake Park, and got ice cream at McDonald's. There were 9 students able to go on the trip. This is the most we have ever had go on the trip. Last year only two students qualified. Kaitlin Jones had the most points in 4th grade and got an extra $25 and Bella Woolfley got an extra $25 for having the most points in 5th grade. Bella and Luke also got a trophy for earning over 1,000 points. A beautiful wooden plaque was purchased with Bella and Luke's names and the number of points they earned engraved on it to hang in the library. Luke was the first person in school history to get 1,000 AR points and Bella earned more AR points than anyone else in school history. They are the top male and female readers of all time at LFH!!!!

Thanks to PTO for paying for the all the gift cards, food, trophies, and plaque!!!!

 
KADEN TOLLET SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY BASEBALL FOR OBU


Darin, Kaden & Kim Tollett


Darin, Kaden, Kim
Kolbie & Kirstie Tollett

Darin, Kaden, Kim Tollett
Kolbie Tollett, Maddie Miller, & Kirstie Tollett

Kaden Tollett & Maddie Miller

Kolbie, Kaden & Kirstie Tollett

 

Kaden with teammates Hunter Earney, Mack Carver, Hayden Harp & Isaiah Williamson

Coach Jack Lee, Kaden, Coach Beau McCastlain & Athletic Director Bob Sikes

Kaden with teammates, coaches & support staff.
 Hunter Earney, Kaden, Mack Carver, Toney Stowers, Coach Lee, Hayden Harp, Isaiah Williamson, AD Sikes, & Coach McCastlain

Darin, "Coach Sikes" and Kaden.
Darin also received an athletic scholarship for baseball when he was a senior.
LITES AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

De Queen honor graduate Cody Lites has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship with a housing allowance from Henderson State University valued at $38,500.

 

Cody is the son of Chad and Tammy Lites.


He is a member of FBLA, National Honor Society, Interact, quiz bowl, show choir, student council, basketball and golf. Cody was chosen to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Camp and Arkansas Boys State. Cody plans to major in Accounting.

 

 

ANGELES AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

De Queen senior Karla Angeles has been awarded the Chancellor's Leadership Corps scholarship valued at $16,000 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has also received a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation STEM Scholarship worth $1800 and a $1200 stipend for a summer research institute opportunity.


Karla is the daughter of Imelda Lipsey and Pedro Angeles.

She is a member of FBLA, FCCLA, FTA, Interact, Change Agents and Student Council.

 

LEATHERS NAMED HONOR GRADUATE


Lewis M. Leathers 

Lewis M. Leathers son of Johnye (Leathers) and Patrick Fisher and grandson of Gene Leathers Sr. and the late Fredia (Young) and Jim and Wanda Fisher.  Leathers will graduate from Henderson State University with Honors as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Design on Friday May 12, 2017.


Lewis a 2009 Graduate of De Queen High School and will complete his internship for 61Celsius in Hot Springs where he will work on various projects adding to his portfolio. His long term goals are: owning his own studio, becoming an art director, and completing his Master’s Degree to become a college instructor.

“My passion is to push my limits each and every day to become a better artist and designer.”

CASTELLANOS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

De Queen senior Josue Castellanos has been awarded an Academic Achievement Scholarship and the Chancellor's Leadership Corps Scholarship valued at $32,000 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

His parents are Abel Castellanos and Rosa Barba.

Josue is a 2017 Honor Graduate, a Heisman School Winner, National Rural Electric Youth Tour Winner, Algebra II Rotary Award and Rotary Student of the Month.  He is the senior class president, a member of Spanish club, student council, national honor society, quiz bowl, Interact, tennis, and show choir. 
LADY LEOPARDS HEAD TO STATE PLAYOFF

The De Queen Lady Leopards pose for this picture before leaving for the State Playoffs.

The De Queen Lady Leopards battle Valley View for the Class 5A State Softball Championship at Bogle Park on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville Friday at 3:00 Pm. Airtime is set for 2:30 on your Official Home of the Lady Leopards 102.1 The Good path. You can also catch the action online at www.102thegoodpath.com or on the Leopard App that you can download for free.

 

TRAMMELL SIGNS WITH UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH

Congratulations to AHS Senior Charlie Trammell who signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of the South! Charlie will graduate this week with high honors and was Conference 7-4A all-conference second team. He was starting linebacker for the Panthers! The university is located in Sewanee, Tennessee. Charlie's parents are Chad and Virginia Trammell.

 

MARTIN AWARDED SAU BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

 


De Queen Honor Graduate Kayla Martin has been awarded the Blue and Gold Scholarship at Southern Arkansas University valued at $26,400. She is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Jennifer Martin.
Kayla is the FFA President, a member of the Livestock Show Team, Livestock Judging Team, Trap Shooting, National Honor Society, Student Council, and Cheer Squad. She is also a HOBY alumni.
Kayla's plans are to pursue a Master's Degree in Animal Science.

 RODRIGUEZ AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Rodriguez has been accepted into the Engineering Career Awareness (ECAP) program at the University of Arkansas.  The ECAP program provides financial assistance to qualifying students, covering all costs as a full-ride to attend the University of Arkansas. She was also awarded the Razorback Bridge Scholarship worth $14,000.

 

 Emily plans to major in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Secondary Education.

Emily's parents are Denise and  Victor Sanchez.

QUIZ BOWL WINNER

Congratulations to Ashdown High School senior Jacob Purifoy! He was on the undefeated 1st place Arkansas All-State quiz bowl team. He received a check for $100.00 and a patch for his letterman.

 

De Queen Middle School April/May Good Citizens


Bernice Antunez, Jesus Marrufo, Melissa Cuevas-Lopez & Jan Aguilar
 

AHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SKILLS USA COMPETITIONS

 

 

Eight Ashdown High School students traveled to Hot Springs, AR the second week of April of 2017 to compete in various Health Science Technology competitions. 

Ashdown High School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in partnership with SkillsUSA is helping bridge that gap between employers needing good, quality employees and students who are wanting to work.  

 

SkillsUSA is a vital part of the CTE curriculum in that it provides the students with the skills necessary to get a job and keep a job.

Pictured from left to right are Nathan House, Bralee Lansdell, Isaac Cross, Kaylee Silva, Jon Michael Molock, Bradee McKean, Aliyah Anderson and Alex Simmons.  Each competed in either First Aid/CPR, Health Knowledge Bowl, Medical Math or Job Interview.


Three students placed top 5 in the state!  Aliyah Anderson and Alex Simmons tied for fourth place in Medical Math and Isaac Cross placed fifth in Job Interview

  

"THE JUNGLE BOOK"

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Ashdown High School’s Panther Theatre performed “The Jungle Book” to the community during a matinee performance on Sunday, April 23rd and to Ashdown School students on Monday and Tuesday.

The audience heard the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa — Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle. But the jungle is also dangerous, for it is the home of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli. Mowgli must use all his strength and courage to stop Shere Khan before it is too late.

Directed by Jennifer Walker

ROTARY CLUB AWARDED ACADEMIC STUDENTS

On Monday, May 8th, the Rotary Club of De Queen awarded plaques to 33 students  their Academic Achievements in 27 different subjects.

Click here for a list of subjects, winners and more photos.

MORENO RECIPIENT OF MIGRANT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

De Queen senior Misael Moreno has been awarded a $600 Stanley Young Migrant Education Scholarship.  His parents are Daniel Moreno and Felisa Moreno.  He is a member of the soccer team.  Misael plans to pursue a degree in welding at UACossatot 

3 ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SIGN BAND LETTERS OF INTENT

AHS Senior Band Member Cole Deloney signs with Henderson State University for a 4-Year Band Scholarship valued at $4000. Cole has been with the Ashdown Program for 7 years and selected for 4-States Bandmaster Clinic. He is picture with his parents, Teresa and Jimmy Deloney, brother Harrison and sister Allyson.

Senior band member and drum major Jacob Purifoy has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is receiving a band scholarship valued at $8000. He is pictured with his parents Clint and Nicole Young and sister Billye Grace Young. Jacob made Junior High All Region (4 years), Senior High All Region (3 years) Four States Honor Band (2 years) and Outstanding Drum Major in Class AAA for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Senior band member Cody Tilley has signed with Henderson State University to play in their band and will received a $10,000 HSU Band Scholarship. He is pictured with his mom Natalie Tilley, Shane Fleming, grandmother Sue Wilburn and sister Jessica Tilley. Cody made Junior High All Region (2 years), Senior High All Region (3 years) and 4 States Honor Band (3 years).

TRAMMELL SIGNS WITH UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH

Congratulations to AHS Senior Charlie Trammell who signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of the South! Charlie will graduate this week with high honors and was Conference 7-4A all-conference second team. He was starting linebacker for the Panthers! The university is located in Sewanee, Tennessee. Charlie's parents are Chad and Virginia Trammell.

Ashdown School District sent 40 young women, from AJHS and AHS, to "Girls in STEM" held on the SAU Campus Friday, May 12. It was an interactive, hands-on educational experience designed to excite young women into careers in science, technology, engineering and math
.

Students inducted into the Ashdown NHS


Logan Henry, Isaac Cross, Alex Day, Laiken Newton, Jon Michael Molock, Alex Simmons, Madison McAllister, Kasey Morgan, Terry Gist,  Ethan Sullivan, Jesse Martin, Hunter Billingsley, Casie Greeson, Jade Kendrick, Corvin Cook, Hunter Sehon, Taylor Grimes, Isaac Thomas, Hannah Crow, Connor Imler, Alanis Keathley, Spencer Johnston, 23. Rolando Olmos, Kaianna Donato, Jaden Hill, Trevor Meyers, Alexus Hopkins, Lark Wilkerson, and  Zakiyah Rhone
 

DINGER RECEIVES HSU RED & GRAY SCHOLARSHIP

Henderson State University has awarded De Queen senior Haylee Dinger the Red and Gray Scholarship valued at $8000. Haley's parents are Wendy Dinger and Kevin Dinger. She is a member of the Show Choir. Her plans are to major in Mass Media Communications.

Mr. Bill Huddleston is pictured speaking to parents and students during the De Queen Junior High School annual awards program. 

Mr. Tracy Nealy is pictured presenting his eighth grade History trophy to Carlee Helms.

"ROTARY CLUB AWARDS"

 

May Student of the Month: Kayla Martin

Rotary Club Members JP Atkins and Mac McDaniel welcome new member Janet Cantrell

 

ARBOR DAY PRESENTATION

Brandon Hall and Todd Gore from the Arkansas Forestry Commission were at L.F. Henderson Intermediate School to present each student and staff with a cherry bark oak seedling to take home and plant.  The students/staff received the seedlings on Arbor Day.  Students also received Smokey the Bear items in their bags.  Mr. Hall spoke to the students about planting the seedlings and care to ensure they grow into “mighty oaks”.

 

 

Learning for Life Program

On, Tuesday, April 25th, AJHS was the place to be for Career Day sponsored by Linda Willis with the Learning for Life Program.  Sixth grade students heard speakers talk about their career fields in order to inspire students to possibly choose their careers.  There were speakers from Little River Memorial Hospital, Little River County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Fish and Game, and Domtar.

Learning for Life utilizes programs designed for schools and community-based organizations that are designed to prepare youth for future success and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem in future careers.

 

 

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LEOPARDS TRACK COACHES:

Head coach Jonathan Lindsey, Head JR High Coach Richard Bell and Asst. SR. High Coach Derek Aynes. 

 

The mile relay team, that had to get no further than 2nd place behind Forrest city to win, ran a season best time of 3:28

Tanner Manasco, Kaden Tollett, Seddrick Bell and Logan Hall

 

Logan Hall came in 4th in the 100 m dash, 2nd in the 200 m dash, breaking his own school record with a run of 22.39, 4th in the 400 m dash and was a part of the all state 4x400 m relay team.

This group of Senior have been in track with Coach Jonathan Lindsey since 7th grade.
Front Row: Maurice Moore, Mac Lugo. Back Row: Kaden Tollett, Logan hall, Jair Patricia, Drew Dykes, Coach Jonathan Lindsey, Lucia Dorsey and Kevin Cerda.
 

Mac Lugo cleared 14’0” for a second place finish.

Hector Hernandez finished 7th in the mile with a PR of 4:38

Hunter Earney finished 2nd in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.33. He also finished 8th in high jump, 6th in Long jump, 7th in triple jump and was a part of the all-state 4x400 meter relay.

Kevin Cerda Helps the 4X800 meter relay team to a 6th place finish.

Logan Hall has signed to high jump with UCA. He won high jump at state.

 
WALTHOUR AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

De Queen Senior Tessa Walthour has been awarded the University Centurium Scholarship at Henderson State University worth $26,000.
Tessa is the daughter of Brian and Chrystal Walthour. She is a member of the show choir, yearbook staff and National Honor Society. Her plans are to major in English and creative writing.
 

THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS WELCOMES JACOB BUNYARD

Jacob Bunyard of De Queen has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Membership is by invitation only and based on grade point average and class standing.

Jacob is the son of Jay and Teresa Bunyard.

TRIKE-A-THON FOR ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

19th Annual Happy House Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude's Children's Hospital
The trike-a-thon was held on Friday, March 31, 2017. The class raised $2,225.00 for St. Jude's.

Riding in the Trike-A-Thon were:

Front Row (L-R): Bentley Hankins, Natalie O'Neal, Misty Frady, Alexis Davignon & R.J. Smith
Back Row (L-R): Aubree Helms, Kalib McWhorter, Braxstan Yates, Bryndle Janes & Evan Kendrick
 

 

 
Mosqueda signs letter of intent


Front (L-R): Maria, Martha & Jesus Mosqueda
Back: Coach Dennis Chaney & Athletic Director Bob Sikes

Martha Mosqueda signed a Letter of Intent to run Cross Country for Henderson State University at the #1 Country Studios.  Mosqueda said she will seek an Education degree.

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Martha Mosqueda Wins Rotary Crystal Award

Lady Leopard Martha Mosqueda won the 17th annual Crystal Award that was presented at the Monday, April 17th meeting of the De Queen Rotary Club. The award is presented annually to the outstanding senior female athlete. Academics, leadership, and school and community involvement are also taken into strong consideration.

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 DOMINGUEZ SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY SOCCER


Front L-R:  Suri Dominguez, Leo Dominguez, Luz Maria Sotelo, Joshua Dominguez.  Back: Coach Stephen Sloan, Athletic Director Bob Sikes, Assistant Coach Bret Burgess

De Queen Senior Leonardo Dominguez signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Center Baptist College in Conway.

Leo is the son of Luz Mari Sotelo and Olivo Dominguez. 

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Nickerson signs Cross Country letter of intent


Front (L_R): Perry, Tami, Savanah, and Chad Nickerson
Back: Sergio Pulido, Coaches Dennis Chaney, Athletic Director Bob Sikes & Josie Vaught

Savanah Nickerson, a senior at De Queen High School, signed a Cross Country Letter of Intent with Henderson State University.

Savanah is the daughter of Chad and Tami Nickerson of De Queen.

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DE QUEEN QUIZ BOWL CHAMPS

De Queen High School’s quiz bowl team took first place at the Murfreesboro tournament on March 9.

Students that won first place are pictured. Seated is Noah Reed, Misty Goings, and Miguel Montero. Standing is Alma Puga, Danny Osura, coach Thomas Sweeten, Jayden Keels, and Balen Hernandez.  

The quiz bowl coaches are Mr. Thomas Sweeten and Mrs. Susan Hartness.  Sweeten is a De Queen High alumni and teaches biology.  Mrs. Hartness teaches AP biology, pre-AP biology, and physics in context.  This is their second year to have a team.

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DE QUEEN STUDENTS LEARN THE BASICS OF THE KEYBOARD

Students at De Queen High School  participate in Mrs. Stefani Jones' music theory class.  During the first semester, students learned how to play acoustic guitar.  This semester students are learning to play keyboard pianos.  Pictured left to right are JooAna Guerrero, Katelyn Patterson, Derricka Tallant, Ngim Asawaritdumrong. 

 

 

AHS OFFERS DANCE CLASS FOR PROM GOERS

AHS students were invited to the auditorium after school on Thursday afternoon to learn the waltz from AHS teacher Mrs. Ryan Murry and her husband. AHS teacher Mrs. Jennifer Walker and her husband taught the two-step to students to help them prepare for prom.


There was a great turnout and the students really enjoyed it. Hopefully this was the start of an annual event
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March Good Citizens

De Queen Middle School Good Citizens for the month of April are Left to Right:

Emily Garcia, Mary Claire Lynch, Seang Hay Chhang & Elijah Pruitt
 

 

 

Ashdown High School’s Panther Theatre performed “The Jungle Book” to the community during a matinee performance on Sunday, April 23rd and to Ashdown School students on Monday and Tuesday.

The audience heard the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa — Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle. But the jungle is also dangerous, for it is the home of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli. Mowgli must use all his strength and courage to stop Shere Khan before it is too late. Directed by Jennifer Walker

 

 

 

 

HALL RECEIVES UCA DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Central Arkansas has awarded De Queen senior Logan Hall the Distinguished Scholarship valued at $34,000. Logan plans to earn a BSE in history and coaching. He has been named a member of the UCA Track & Field Team. Logan is currently a member of NHS, FFA, FTA, Gifted and Talented, Yearbook, Drama Club, Leopard football and track. He is the son of Charles and Kristy Hall.

 

wilkerson receives uca excellence  scholarship


De Queen senior Reagan Wilkerson has been awarded a $28,000 Excellence Scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas. Reagan is the daughter of Rusty and Terri Wilkerson.
She is an active member of National Honor Society, Future Teachers of America, Gifted and Talented as well as the Lady Leopard basketball, soccer and track teams. She is a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. Her plans are to major in communication disorders and complete her master's degree in speech pathology.

 

 

 

 

THREE DE QUEEN STUDENTS SIGN
LETTERS OF INTENT


Martha Mosqueda

Maria, Martha & Jesus Mosqueda

Martha spoke to #! Country audience about her future plans
 


Leo Dominguez




Savanah Nickerson

Front L-R:  Suri Dominguez, Leo Dominguez, Luz Maria Sotelo, Joshua Dominguez.  Back: Coach Stephen Sloan, Athletic Director Bob Sikes, Assistant Coach Bret Burgess

Front (L_R): Perry, Tami, Savanah, and Chad Nickerson
Back: Sergio Pulido, Coaches Dennis Chaney, Athletic Director Bob Sikes & Josie Vaught
 
REAL WORLD DAY AT DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 4/14/17

On April 7th, De Queen High School Counselors Misty Gentry and Ramona Hill, along with the UA Cossatot Career Coach, Gabriela Balderas, hosted a "Real World Day" for the 2017 graduating class.

The event was designed to give the seniors a fun learning experience to help prepare them for the "real world." The event included many volunteers, businesses, and industry partners to help with the different sessions that were available for students.

A Freshman Wellness session was presented by Valerie Graham who serves as the high school nurse. Graham discussed the typical changes that happen when students transition from high school to college.

Julie Rhodes from UA Cossatot led the dress for success/mock interview session, which included tips for students whenever they are applying and interviewing for a job.

Terry Hart of Bancorp South informed students about the different banking options that will be available to them and how to build their credit and apply for loans.

Gentry's Chevrolet representatives demonstrated how to change a tire and check the oil.

Chance Lyle with the Arkansas National Guard brought an inflatable obstacle course to illustrate military training and Melinda Pounds taught CPR.
 

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ASHDOWN PROM COURT

The Ashdown Prom was held Saturday, April 1st.


This year's Court included (L-R)

Monteric Brown, Tajhnick Bishop, Jasmine Dennis, Theo James, Arnetta Smith, Ishionna Harris, Rachel Hunt, & Callie Redfearn

 

 

 

ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL BAND RECEIVES SWEEPSTAKES AWARD

 


Congratulations to the Ashdown High School Band on receiving first division ratings at the Region 2 Concert Assessment held in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas. The band also received first division ratings at the Region Marching Contest in the fall and are now a 2016-2017 Sweepstakes Band.
 

 

4-H HOLDS INDOOR O-RAMA

Sevier County 4-H held its annual Indoor O’Rama competition on March 13.  Indoor O’Rama consists of speeches, performing arts, and fashion review.

Photo by Dawn Leeper

Shown left:
Front Row L to R: Aubrey Williams, Reese Walker, Hunter Frachiseur, Evin Frachiseur, Brady Haarmeyer, Eli Mitchell, and Jacob Seymour
Back Row L to R: Lexy Rosson, Kane Faulkenberry, Brennen Seymour, Amber Morris, Aubrey Seymour, and Brayden Frachiseur

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DE QUEEN MIDDLE SCHOOL GOOD

CITIZENS FOR FEBRUARY

These students were selected to receive the February Good Citizens Award at the De Queen Middle School

Left to Right:

Luke Reed, Elise Dean, Hanna Marrufo and Garrett Matthews.

DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

De Queen High School February Students of the Month with their McDonald Meal Certificates.
Pictured left to right:
Sophomores:  Abby Dykes & Brennen Seymour
Juniors:  Alondra Galvez & Eruby Rodriguez
Seniors:  Sydney Talkington & Alexis Gallardo

The entire team is pictured. Seated is Angela Vertiz, Noah Reed, Misty Goings, Miguel Montero, and Josue Costellanos. Standing are Gesille Montiel, Sinai Trejo, Lessley Gonzalez, Alma Puga, Bhumi Patel, Cody Lites, Danny Osura, coach Thomas Sweeten, coach Susan Hartness, Jayden Keels, Belen Hernandez, Maria Campos, Alexis Ochoa, Karla Angeles, and Tori Roberson.

 

De Queen High School Quiz Bowl Team

 

De Queen High School’s quiz bowl team took first place at the Murfreesboro tournament on March 9.  Both of the high school teams made it to the quarter finals at Murfreesboro.  De Queen teams out scored all teams by 100 points.  A couple of days later, the team placed second at the regional tournament.  They will compete in the state playoffs. The team meets almost every day during lunch and some days after school to prepare for upcoming meets.  They have competed in ten tournaments since last October.  The students have competed against students from 4-A schools to 7-A schools.

DIERKS PARTICIPATES IN QUIZ BOWL

The 5th/6th grade team from Jo Ann Walters Elementary in Dierks has done it again!  At the Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl tournament held Feb. 9, the team competed against 17 other teams.  They eventually met Arkadelphia in the finals and narrowly missed claiming the top spot - by only 5 points. 

Team members are Sydney Mounts, Rustin Simmons, Captain Mackay Smith, Jenna Bray, and Lillian Glass.

ASHDOWN THEATRE STUDENTS TO RE-ENACT COURTROOM DRAMATIZATION

Ashdown High School Panther Theatre students travelled to Historic Washington State Park to re-enact a courtroom dramatization of an actual court case from Hempstead County in 1844. Panther Theatre will perform a similar style production at Little River County Courthouse for the county's 150th year celebration on March 2 and 3. Performance times will be 7:00 p.m. both evenings. Seating is limited so please call the LRC courthouse at 870 898 7210 for ticket information.

LOCAL FFA VISITORS:

HORATIO HIGH SCHOOL

  

CELEBRATING FFA WEEK:

De QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

AHS Theatre - Trial By Jury

On Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd, as part of the Little River County Sesquicentennial, the AHS Theatre students presented “Trial by Jury” based upon an actual 1844 murder trial that took place in Southwest Arkansas. The students travelled to Historic Washington State Park to re-enact the courtroom dramatization. The living historical drama was performed in the Little River County courthouse courtroom which was built in 1907.
 

Narrator Kayla Karr

Defense Corvin Cook, Granville Fitzpatrick-Clayton Tinkes, Eve Fitzpatrick-Maddie McAllister, Elizabeth Newman-Laiken Newton

Sheriff Drake Earnest

Prosecutor Chance Redfearn, Eva Fitzpatrick - Maddie Mcallister, Sheriff Drake Earnest

Judge Davis-Joe Pennington, Narrator-Kayla Karr, Elizabeth Newman - Laiken Newton, Defense- Corvin Cook

Ed Mullins - Weston Lawrence

 
TEAM Club Members Celebrate Valentine's Day

The Ashdown Junior High School TEAM Club members celebrated Valentine's Day by providing goodie bags to all
staff members.
Love lives here!

AJHS QUIZ BOWL TEAM

Congratulations to the Ashdown Junior High 7th Grade Quiz Bowl Team on their 4th place finish at the Murfreesboro Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament.

bottom row l to r: Alexis Johnson, Emma Isham, Hanna Denton

back row l to r: Ben Adkison, Landon Wright, Will Bishop, Jacob Formby, Dillon Rose

Ashdown Reading Fair Participants

(Back row: l-r) Kutter Dollarhide, Damon Patton, Ryley Knudson, Cheyenne Arnhart
(Front Row: l-r) Gabby Sanders and Fisher Moon

 

Ashdown Students Participate in Reading Fair

 

L.F. Henderson student Fisher Moon (Bottom Left) placed 3rd in technology and Cheyenne Arnhart (Bottom Right) placed 2nd in fiction at the De Queen-Mena Co-op 2017 Reading Fair

Fisher Moon

Cheyenne Arnhart

 

COSSATOT COLT CLASSIC

Attached are a few photographs from UA Cossatot’s annual Colt Classic.  This is an FFA contest for high school students across the state.  This year the event was held on Friday, February 17, 2017 on the De Queen campus.  Over 1300 students competed in one or more areas of competition.  There was livestock judging, land judging, electricity, landscaping, poultry and other areas. 

  

SOCK IT TO ME PROGRAM

AJHS TEAM Club Members along with the AJHS Cheerleaders and the Buffalo Riders Club presented socks to the residents of Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Ashdown during a program presentation.

 

ASHDOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSESSMENT TEAM

The Ashdown School District Assessment Team met with the Arkansas Department of Education on Friday, January 27th.  This was the initial meeting that included twelve districts throughout Arkansas.  The meeting focused on current assessments, effectiveness, purpose and how the districts can communicate more effective with all stakeholders.  This team is responsible for analyzing the assessment practices to better meet the needs of our students.

  

5TH/6TH GRADE QUIZ BOWL CHAMPS!!!

On Friday, January 27, the 5th/6th Quiz Bowl team from JoAnn Walters Elementary in Dierks won the De Queen Mena Quiz Bowl Finals! 

 Teams from all over the cooperative area had previously battled for the opportunity to attend the quiz bowl finals held at the Co-op headquarters in Gillham.

  The Dierks team was able to advance to this championship tournament where they claimed the top spot!

Members of the Dierks Quiz Bowl are pictured  L-R  - Sydney Mounts, Rustin Simmons, captain Mackay Smith, Jenna Bray, and Lillian Glass  

 ASHDOWN ALL-REGION BAND MEMBERS

Congratulations to the following Ashdown High School Band Members who were selected to the All-Region Band:

Casey Teehee, Lana Warren, Christie Sain, TJ Gist

Band members who also qualified to advance to All-State Tryouts were:

Casie Greeson, Rachel Hurd, Cody Tilley, Jacob Purifoy, Hunter Billingsley, Isaac Cross, Karin Nomura, Ethan Sullivan, Jacob Register

These students participated in a two day clinic at Lake Hamilton School which ended with concerts.  Students advancing to All-State Tryouts will travel to Arkansas Tech University to compete. 

FBLA COMPETITION WINNERS AND PARTICIPANTS

The De Queen High School FBLA Chapter competed in the FBLA District IV Competition on Wednesday, February 9, 2017 at Hope on the UA-Hope Campus. The following students placed in their respective competitions and will move on to compete at the State FBLA Competition on April 3-4, 2017 in Little Rock.

*Winners top picture front row L to R: Jesse Power, Kaden Tollett, Alec Lowrey, Cody Lites, Edgar Espinoza
Back row L to R: Jamile Navarrete, Misty Goings, Jessica Williams, Josie Vaught, Randee Toye, Bradi Young

*Participants bottom picture, front row L to R: Edgar Espinoza, Jesse Power, Kaden Tollett, Alec Lowrey, Cody Lites, Josie Vaught, Randee Toye, Abraham Martinez
Back Row L to R: Misty Goings, Daniela Zapata, Jamile Navarrete, Karla Angeles, Anel Montiel, Bradi Young, Patricia Martinez, and Jessica Williams

REPRESENTATIVE DEANN VAUGHT SELECT PAGES

Ashdown High School students Isaac Thomas and Chance Redfearn from the AHS Jr Leadership Class served as pages for Representative DeAnn Vaught at the Arkansas Capitol.

De Queen Middle School January Good Citizens
 

De Queen Middle School recently announced the January Good Citizens awards to:

 (L to R) Henry Martinez, Hailey Elmore, Laura Figueroa, and John McRae

AUBREY MONTANA SORREL AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

De Queen Senior, Aubrey Montana Sorrels, has been awarded the Blue and Gold Scholarship at Southern Arkansas University beginning with the 2017 fall semester.  The four year value is $26,400.

Aubrey is the daughter of Keith and Charlie Sorrels.  She plays post on the Lady Leopard basketball team.

Her plans are to major in Animal Science.

Bartek of Weyerhaeuser talks to Legacy Academy Students


Monday, January 23, Mrs. Ann Bartek of Weyerhaeuser Company talked to upper-level students of Legacy Academy at the school’s monthly professional day. Mrs. Bartek thoroughly described her own and various forestry based careers to the students. The engaging discussion inspired students to consider similar careers and
to expand their comprehension of forest management.

DE QUEEN ARCHERY TEAM PRACTICE

De Queen Public Schools has an archery team that practices after school. The team practices in the 9th Street gym. Most of the students shoot with their right hand. Students are in grades six through twelve. Their next competition will be on February 4 at Delight. The team is coached by Dennis Chaney.

 

DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2016

November and December Students of the Month for De Queen High School voted on by the faculty and staff.  Students receive a certificate for a meal from McDonalds. 

November Winners Above L to R:

Quinton Thornton, Jose Castellanos, Veronica Rivas, McKenna Caudle, Emanuel Salazar Martinez, Cheyenne Ballard

December Winners Below L to R: 

 Bradi Young, Merline Hernandez, Ashley Dykes, Sean Harding, Michael Flowers.  Not pictured is Mac Carver.

It’s always an exciting day at De Queen Primary School.  Miss Lisa Bender is pictured with a class in her library.  She built an igloo out of empty water jugs.  The students are taking a guess at how many water jugs it took to build the igloo.

Mrs. Sharla Minor is pictured teaching reading to kindergartners at De Queen Primary School.

 

Miss Alejandra Martinez is pictured working with a student at De Queen Elementary School.   She has been a paraprofessional at the elementary school for two years and is working towards a teaching degree.

Mrs. Twana Kirkpatrick and her kindergartners are pictured getting ready for a reading activity.  Mrs. Kirkpatrick teaches at De Queen Primary School.

During library time at De Queen Primary School, Miss Lisa Bender reads to the students.  Literacy is so important in a child’s life because they need reading skills for the rest of their lives.

 

 
ARKANSAS "FARM TO YOU" EXHIBIT AT ASHDOWN ELEMENTARY AND LF HENDERSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Arkansas ‘Farm to You’ exhibit teaches children about agriculture and health Ashdown Elementary and LF Henderson Intermediate school children are learning about how the food they eat gets from the farm to their dinner table and how this food is used for good health. Students from both schools were able to experience Farm To You on January 31st and February 1st.

Arkansas’ children, like those nationwide, are not eating enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains or getting enough physical activity, so there is a great need to teach children the importance of eating healthy and being physically active from an early age. Arkansas Farm to You is part of Cooperative Extension Service’s nutrition education program for youth that spans Pre-K through 12th grade.

 

 2017 MISS DE QUEEN HIGH

The De Queen High School Beauty Pageant was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the DHS Performing Arts Auditorium. Contestants were L to R: Karla Angeles, Kammi Pollard, Jasmine Montiel, Dennise Tellez, 2nd Runner-Up and Miss Congeniality; Ponpawee (Ngim) Asawaritdumrong, Miss DHS, Talent winner and the People's Choice winner; Antonette Worthey, 1st Runner Up; Diana Ramirez, Lisette Hernandez, and Hanna Murry.

2017 LITTLE MISS DE QUEEN AND MINI MISS DEQUEEN CROWNED

Presli Young, left, was crowned the 2017 Little Miss De Queen while Harper Young, right, was crowned Mini Miss De Queen prior to the Miss DHS Pageant Saturday night.

 

  UA Cossatot Names New Student Ambassadors

A new class of student ambassadors was inducted at UA Cossatot in Nashville last week.

The new ambassadors are: Te’Kayla Works of Nashville, Angel Hernandez Olguin of De Queen, Mattie Tallant of Ashdown, Joshua Rodgers of Nashville, Marisol Rodriguez of Horatio, Scout Smith of Smithville, Okla., Ashley Meyers of Ashdown, Kortney Ashley of Ashdown, Shelby Scott of Nashville, Kelsey Hockaday of Nashville, Alexandria Stark of Bigelow, Brayan Feregrino of De Queen, Italia Bustamante of De Queen, Jacob Carpenter of Nashville, and Eduardo Medina of Wickes.

"These students pass a series of interviews and meet stringent criteria before being selected to be UA Cossatot’s ambassadors," said Justin White, UA Cossatot Director of Student Services. "This program gives students a chance to network and seek opportunities that enhance their future."

 

GALLAGHER NAMED TO DEAN'S LIST AT OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Hannah Gallagher, daughter of Chad and Jessica Gallagher of De Queen, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ouachita Baptist University for the fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours.

Gallagher, is a freshman at Ouachita and is studying English, art and theater art.

Farm Bureau Presentation At Ashdown Elementary

Matt Jackson from Farm Bureau came and did a FARM TO YOU presentation for Ashdown Elementary 2nd graders. The students were able to milk a cow and planted their own seeds with the Germination Station.

LF HENDERSON STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE K-12 CULINARY CONNECTION JR. CHEF PROGRAM

On January 23rd, 13 L.F. Henderson students were able to participate in the k-12 Culinary Connection Jr. Chef Program.  Students, one from each class donned chef hats and made their own 7 inch pizzas.  Students were taught about proper hand washing, cooking techniques while making their pizzas, and learned about nutrition facts while the pizzas baked.  Chef Justin Mills of k-12 Culinary Connection said, "the Jr. Chef Program was to get kids cooking and teach them how to eat healthy.”

The students were presented a certificate and enjoyed watermelon, apples, and their freshly baked homemade pizzas.

Front row (l-r): Daquavion Martin, Joe Del Angel, Halleigh Jo Williams, Joshua Green, Evelyn Young, Bryce Fricks, and Austin Guilliams
Back row (l-r): Chef Justin Mills, Antonio McDuffie, Zaniya Alexander, Presley Guilliams, L’syra Britt, Gabby Sanders, and Faurice Scott

 

UA COSSATOT ANNOUNCES DELL LAPTOP WINNER

UA Cossatot recently held a drawing for a free Dell laptop  that was awarded to Scout Smith of Smithville, Oklahoma.  Scout registered for classes at UA Cossatot before the Christmas holidays to be eligible. 

Photographed is UA Cossatot Director of Student Services Justin White, Smith, and Vice Chancellor of Academics Ashley Aylett.  

Tammy Whatley visits weekly with "The Brew Crew" to keep the listeners up to date on the De Queen School happenings.

Listen for Tammy on Wednesday mornings at 7:15.

DONOVAN ESTES WINS BICYCLE

Students at De Queen Elementary school received tickets all semester for completing early morning computer lab sessions in math and literacy. The tickets were placed in a drawing for a brand new bicycle and helmet.

The winner of the drawing was Donovan Ester, a fifth-grade in Mrs. Terri Shelton's class.

DE QUEEN DECEMBER GOOD CITIZENS

Back Row (L-R): Luis Verdin, Joshua Servante

Front Row (L-R): Alexis Ochoa, Janet Balderas

Farm Bureau Presentation At Ashdown Elementary

Matt Jackson from Farm Bureau came and did a FARM TO YOU presentation for Ashdown Elementary 2nd graders. The students were able to milk a cow and planted their own seeds with the Germination Station.

 

 

THANK YOU BEAR STATE BANK

Thank you to Bear State President Danny Young for sending TV Production class t-shirts, pens, backpacks and other bags to thank them for their video board work this fall. Bear State is one of the sponsors of the scoreboard. 

 

CAREER DAY AT L.F. HENDERSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

 

Speakers from around the Ashdown area spoke to students at L.F. Henderson Intermediate School Career Day. Speakers were encouraged to tell students about their professions tying them in with how important education is and were invited to show “tools” of their trade.

Pictured (l to r): L.F. Henderson Counselor Quincey Rayfield, Lea Metcalf (Texarkana AR School District - Director of Federal Programs), Linda Willis (Learning for Life - Boy Scouts), Celeste Scarborough (Little River County Extension Agent - Family & Consumer Science), Jenni Smith (CHRISTUS St. Michael Health - Nurse), Julie Rhodes (CCCUA - Director of High School Relations), David Davis (Ash Grove Cement - Electrical Engineer), Ashley Mitchell (Therapy 2000 - SLP Assistant), Ashdown Police Chief Mark Ardwin, and Principal Keith Fricks.

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2016 ROTARY CUP PRESENTED TO LOGAN HALL

The presentation of the Rotary Cup to the outstanding senior member of the De Queen Leopards football team has been a tradition since 1936 – 80 years ago. At Monday’s noon meeting of the Rotary Club, "The Voice of the Leopards", Jay Bunyard, presented the 2016 award to Logan Hall.

Pictured L to R: Head football coach Justin Kramer, Logan Hall, and the Voice of the Leopards, Jay Bunyard

(Photo courtesy of De Queen Bee Staff)

 

De Queen Middle School November/December Good Citizens

 

From Left to Right:

Jairo Nieto, Daphne Villeda, Malloree Carlstead, Valentin Jello

FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT AT DE QUEEN ELEMENTARY

Third graders at De Queen Elementary participated in a Family Literacy Night on December 6th. The event started with chips, salsa, cookies and drinks and the reading of the book Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto. Families then rotated between reading, craft, writing, and game stations with activities all connected to the story. The school would like to thank the following businesses/individuals donated items to support the success of this fun night for students and families: Mr. Kleen Car Wash, Krystle Melton, Southern Girls, Adoroze Designs, Subway, McDonalds, Tires Plus, Jana Ray, Kim Jarrell, Gentry Chevrolet, Tres Agaves, and De Queen Athletic Department.

In the photo, Kyle Williamson and his dad, Ronnie Williamson, make a tamale Christmas ornament together.

   
 
      
   
AJHS PRE AP LANGUAGE ARTS DESIGN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

AJHS PreAP Language Arts Teacher Sarah Hadaway assigned her students a project to help build background knowledge about Victorian Christmases so they could apply that knowledge as they begin to read “A Christmas Carol”. Students could choose between designing a village, creating a timeline, comparing and contrasting modern and Victorian traditions, or writing a report.

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BROWN TO PLAY IN U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL

 

 

On Tuesday, November 15, Ashdown High School senior Montaric Brown, a safety for the Panther football team, was presented his honorary jersey to play in the 17th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl during a ceremony in the AHS Parker Gymnasium with all AHS students and staff present. Only 100 high school football players are selected for this honor. Five Selection Tour teams travel the country from September to December to announce all 100 athletes.

The game, an East versus West game, will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised on NBC.
 

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL

The following students were
nominated by the faculty and staff at De Queen High School as
Students of the month for September and October. They
received a coupon for a free meal from McDonalds.


Pictured left to right for September: Reana Roberson, Astrid Jasso,
Logan Hall, Reid Dean, Jennifer Chavez Not pictured
Jayden Keels

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL


October: Miriam Rodriguez, Ponpawee
Asawaritdumrong, Tanner Manasco, Carter Rivas Not pictured
Drew Dykes and Sophie Burke

 

DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR CHRISTMAS TREE WINNER ANNOUNCED

The De Queen High School Show Choir announced the winner of their Christmas tree. Stacie Carter won the fully decorated tree. 

DHS placed 2nd at the 2016 spring creek festival

Cody Lites, Tanner Manasco, Makyla Jackson, and Jennifer Rogers placed 2nd in the onsite category of Cellphone Short Film at the 2016 Spring Creek Festival!!

These students created a 2-3 minute video only using a cellphone. Their achievement is particularly impressive since they brainstormed a plot, filmed, edited, and submitted the video in two and a half hours.

We are looking forward to next year’s festival and plan to enter a number of competitions.

 

 

Meteorologist Todd Warren

KTAL Chief Meteorologist, Todd Warren spoke with Ashdown Junior High School 6th graders about weather and how it is based on numbers. Some students were chosen to help demonstrate evaporation and lightening to the sound of thunder ratio. Mr. Warren showed the students different types of clouds, explained the scale for tornados and where to seek shelter when warnings are given. After the presentation, assistant principal, Tracy Forte and students presented Mr. Warren with a sign, t-shirt, and basket of goodies in appreciation for his visit.
ASHDOWN QUIZ BOWL TEAM

 

Congratulations to the 4th-6th Grade Ashdown Quiz Bowl Team on being the Runner-Ups in the Tri County Quiz Bowl Tournament.


 

Back row: Bannon Price, Caleb Blankenship, Rachel Vice, Dylan Rose, Aly Mills 

Front Row: Ty Tong, Bella Easley, Kutter Dollarhide, Rechelle Vasquez

 

STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO ARKANSAS PURPLE CIRCLE CLUB

 

McKenna Caudle, Kane Faulkenberry, Tyler Johnson and Trace Kennemore, all of De Queen, were inducted Oct. 29 into the Arkansas Purple Circle Club in Little Rock. Caudle had the Grand Champion Beefmaster Heifer, Faulkenberry had the Grand Champion Brahman Heifer, Johnson had the Grand Champion AOB- Exotic Bull and Kennemore had the Grand Champion AOB- English Heifer at the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. Rich Hillman, Vice President of Arkansas Farm Bureau, presented the awards.

 

DHS STUDENT COUNCIL COLLECT PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR THE COMMUNITY

DHS Student Council collected about 800 non-perishable food items and donated them to the Chalice Cupboard this week. Donated items were collected from students at De Queen High School during Homecoming week and during the Homecoming game from Leopard fans to end child hunger in our community. Students were encouraged to bring enough items to block teachers' doors, and Leopard fans were entered to win door prizes at the game for donating items. Door prizes were courtesy of Adoroze Designs, Custom Graphics, De Queen Animal Hospital, and Walmart.
 
Above: Back row left to right: Ruby Peppers, Rose Tinajero, Julie Gomez, Lissette Hernandez, Josue Castellanos, Kayla Martin, Yuliania Castillo
Middle row left to right: Jennifer Rogers, Bradi Young, Veronica Rivas, Karla Angeles, Erika Zamora, Saleni Rojas, Front row left to right: Johana Martinez, Martha Mosqueda, Jorge Gonzalez, Alexis Gallardo, Alejandro Hernandez
Not pictured: Emily Rodriguez, Cody Lites, Katelyn Patterson

 

ASHDOWN PURPLE PRIDE RECEIVED FIRST DIVISION RATING

The Ashdown Purple Pride Marching Band Marched at the Region 3 Marching Assessment on Tuesday October 25th at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs and received first division ratings. Pictured is Drum Major, Jacob Purifoy

 

Tammy Whatley visiting "The Brew Crew!"

BILLINGSLEY SELECTED AS "PANTHER CORRESPONDENT" FOR KDQN RADIO

Congratulations to Ashdown High School Junior, Hunter Billingsley on being selected as the school’s “Panther Correspondent” through a program provided by KDQN Radio. Hunter will spend eight weeks gathering campus information including general campus happenings and sports scores and reporting them to KDQN. Hunter is also involved in the Purple Pride Marching Band, Ashdown’s inaugural Television Production class, and four year EAST student.  In his spare time he likes to practice his trombone, go out with friends and work all the hours he can at Sonic. 

 

Mrs. Jefferies’ 8th grade Ashdown Junior High Pre AP social studies class presented their political projects and all parents were invited to attend. The students researched since September on how political elections work in the United States. When they were finished with their research they were to write a children’s book in Dr. Seuss form to give the information to a child approximately 5-8 years old. Some students created books on paper using markers and crayon while others created their books on computers.
 

De Queen 5th Period Drama Class Presents "How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying"

Fifth period drama will be performing “How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying” Thursday, November 17th starting at 9:45AM in the De Queen High School auditorium. Back row, left to right: Tori Roberson, Jorge Salgado, Jennifer Chavez, Daisy Campos and Michael Flowers.
Middle row: Jessica Pallares, Brooke Scott, Saleni Rojas, Diana Lagunas, Ale Zapata and Evelyn De La Cruz.
Front row: Randee Toye, Savanah Nickerson, Xitlally Huesca and Josie Vaught.
Not pictured: Yenifer Leija.

De Queen 7th Hour Drama Class Presents "What Happened After Once Upon a Time"

After 5th period’s play and a brief intermission, 7th period drama will perform their senior play “What Happened After Once Upon a Time”. Back row, left to right: Haylee Dinger, Jose Maya, Ricky Luna and Jaelin Gonzalez.
Front Row: Michael Brown, Tiffany Becerra, Tessa Walthour, Logan Hall, Estrella Rojas, Nereyda San Juan, Janelly Pacheco and Teresa Gaona.
Seating in front: Maria Dominguez.
Not pictured: Rosa Elizondo and Cody Lites.
DVD copies will be sold for $5 and will include both plays. Proceeds will go to the senior trip.

De Queen High School Drama Class Presents "Text This"

De Queen High School Drama students will perform the play “Text This” as environmental theatre in Mrs. Sandra Baker’s drama class December 5-9 during 1st period by invitation only.

Pictured left to right are, Raquel Hernandez, Carli Sneed, Maira Zuniga, Lakota Humphrey and Erika Zamora.

Environmental theatre (also known as site-specific theatre) is not performed on a traditional stage but in this case, for example, is performed in an actual high school classroom where the action takes place. “Text This” is a thoughtful drama that addresses the serious social issue of cyberbullying and the consequences of misuse of social media. DVD copies will be sold for $5 and proceeds will go to the senior trip.

De Queen FFA

De Queen High School’s FFA had a fabulous year with their show teams this year. Kneeling is Tyler Johnson, Kane Faulkenberry, and Kaydee Cowling. Row 1 left to right are Brandi Frachiseur, Amber Morris, Jake Martin, Jake Seymour, Kix Lee, Gabe Cotton, Autumn Frachiseur, Jacob Hibbs, and Jackson Walker. Row 2 are Mr. Ryan Haney, Maddie Martin, Chase Pearce, Payton Hibbs, Sidney Hill, Aubrey Seymour, Veronic Rivas, Mc Kenna Caudle, Baylee Harder, and Kayla Martin. Back row left to right are Trent Gentry, Dennis Pappers, Austin Johnson, Aaron Figueroa, Ruby Peppers, Kade Martin, Zayne Chapman, Brennen Seymour, Ryan Standridge, Zander Worthey, Mr. Morgan Frachiseur, and Mr. John Frachiseur.

"BE PRO BE PROUD TRUCK TOUR" VISITS ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL

On September 26, the “Be Pro Be Proud Truck Tour” visited Ashdown High School to teach students about skilled labor careers. According to their website, 82 percent of manufacturers are reporting a shortage in skilled production workers, and more than 23 percent of current skilled professionals near retirement age. The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s Be Pro Be Proud mobile tour was created to spread awareness of the issue and change perceptions are the types of jobs, growth, opportunities and salaries available to skilled labor professionals in the state.

BACK THE BLUE LUNCHEON

De Queen Elementary School hosted a Back the Blue Luncheon on October 5 for area law enforcement officers.  Students raised $500 for the annual Shop With a Cop Day in hopes of making Christmas a bit more merry.   Students participated in a writing and art contest.  Winners in each grade level got to sit with the officers during the luncheon. 

 

TYSON SPONSORS 2ND ANNUAL FALL FUNFEST

Tyson was happy to sponsor the 2nd annual Fall FunFest and the inaugural Little Heroes of Southwest Arkansas 5K Run. Funds will be used to raise awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This worthy organization dedicated to improving the health of children and families affected by neurofibromatosis, genetic disorder affecting one in 3,000 children. Donna Duggan, Complex HR Manager for Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex presented a check for $250 to Ginger Marshall, her son Hudson and daughter MyLeigh who has the disease.

 

Quiz Bowl Winners
  

On October 5, the 5th/6th grade quiz bowl team from Dierks won the Tri-County quiz bowl held in Horatio.  This victory qualifies them to play in the Elementary Quiz Bowl Finals to be held at the De Queen-Mena Cooperative in January.  Other teams that competed were from Foreman, De Queen, Nashville, Ashdown, Mineral Springs, and Horatio.

Team players are: Sydney Mounts, Lillian Glass, Mackay Smith, Jenna Bray, and Rustin Simmons. 

 

August/September Good Citizens for

De Queen Middle School


 

Allison Dockins, Nathan Patterson,

Ben Jacobo and Jackie Pham
 
 

Cub Scout Troop 54
Retiring the flags at Redman cemetery

These first through fifth grade Cub Scouts from Troop 54 retired flags that troop members placed on the graves of veterans in Redmen Cemetery before Memorial Day. 

For information on how your child can join Boy Scouts, contact the Caddo Area Boy Scouts Council at (903) 793-2179.

DHS NAME HOMECOMING COURT AND HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES

Front row left to right: Sophomore Maid Chasity Franco-Borja; Junior Maid Noelia Lagunas; Senior Maid Erika Zamora; Senior Maid Alexa Boyles; Senior Maid Jennifer Chavez; Crown Bearer Harper Young; Queen Martha Mosqueda; Football Bearer Cole Earney; Senior Maid Reagan Wilkerson; Senior Maid Adriana Figueroa; Junior Maid Bradi Young; Sophomore Maid Ashley Dykes 
 
Back row left to right: Lucas Dorsey, Jose Lagunas, Junior Rojas, Maurice Moore, Michael Quintana, Leonardo Dominguez, Logan Hall, Ixchel Loredo, Drew Dykes, Tristan Snider 

The De Queen High School Student Council announces the 2016 DHS Homecoming Court. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against Hot Springs High School on October 7, 2016. Homecoming festivities begin with a Homecoming Parade themed "The Homecoming Games” downtown at 1:40 p.m. The parade will also continue to the High School at approximately 2:10 p.m. An afternoon ceremony and pep rally will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the De Queen High School Coliseum. Evening Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm at Leopard Stadium and the game will follow at 7:00 p.m.

UA Cossatot Hosts Go Pro Truck for Area High School Students

UA Cossatot hosted the Be Pro, Be Proud truck at area high schools as part of the R.A.M.P. grant to create awareness for opportunities in manufacturing. The truck features different manufacturing simulations for students to engage with while also giving feedback for their aptitudes.

Students from De Queen High School, De Queen Middle School, Horatio High School, Nashville Jr. and Sr. High School as well as Kirby and Ashdown High Schools were able to tour through the truck, try simulations, and go through the interactive website which contains many features.

The Be Pro, Be Proud truck is also sponsored by Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and is making the rounds throughout the state. 

"Be Pro Be Proud

     Truck Tour"  Ashdown High School

Arkansas State Fair

 

Students from De Queen School are grooming their livestock before judging begins.

 

Livestock Pics 2016

BACK THE BLUE LUNCHEON AT DE QUEEN ELEMENTARY

 

Principal Terri Phillips is pictured with De Queen Police Chief Scott Simmons, Sheriff-Elect Robert Gentry, and retiring Sheriff Benny Simmons.

De Queen High School students in Mrs. Neisha Rogers’ class are pictured getting ready to make stone soup. Mrs. Rogers and the class read the story about the “Stone Soup”. This activity is part of the food and nutrition frameworks. Pictured on the left are Darlene Montiel, Savanah Nickerson, Kammi Dollar, Randee Toye, Hannah Murry, Misty Goins, and Melissa Gallardo. On the right of the counter are Eriera Iaokiri, Noelea Gutierrez, Kadeidra Baker, Aquetzally Mejia, Marisol Hernandez, Saleni Rojas, Carlos Martinez, and Misael Moreno.

De Queen Homecoming 2016

The De Queen Leopard mascot (Alexis Phillips) rode with De Queen Officer Bobby Bagley in the homecoming parade.

 

Queen Martha Mosqueda, Senior escort Leonardo Dominguez, Crown Bearer Harper Young, and Football Bearer Cole Earney.

Queen Martha Mosqueda, Senior escort Leonardo Dominguez

De Queen Homecoming Royalty 2016

Yuliani Castillo, Cody Lites, and Emily Rodriguz served as the announcers during the De Queen High School Homecoming festivities.

Jacob Purifoy awarded "Outstanding Drum Major Award"

For the second year in a row Ashdown high School PPMB Drum Major, Jacob Purifoy attended the Steven Moss Leadership Academy drum major camp in Belton, Texas at the University of Mary Hardin - Baylor July 13th -17th. Purifoy, along with approximately 75 other drum majors attended the camp under the direction of Steven Moss. At the camp, the drum majors were taught conducting and how to have effective leadership skills. During the camp exhibition on Friday, Purifoy was awarded the "Outstanding Drum Major Award". Purifoy also received this award last summer. This award also provided a scholarship to the camp next year. Purifoy is starting his second year as drum major and looks forward to leading the PPMB this fall.

AHS SENIOR ATTENDS ARKANSAS GIRL'S STATE IN CONWAY AR

AHS Senior, Callie Redfearn attended Arkansas Girl’s State, May 29th - June 3rd at Harding University in Conway. Callie said, “My favorite part of attending Girl’s State would have to be making new friendships with girls from all across the state of Arkansas.” The attendees visited the Arkansas State Capital and learned about the different branches of government. The program was created by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arkansas to allow high school juniors to participate in hands-on citizenship training.


 
DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY HELD AT THE SEVIER COUNTY SCOUT HUT

Members of local Girl Scout troops said farewell to the Scout Hut in a sunset decommissioning ceremony Friday evening at the Sevier County Museum.

Assembled scouts recited the Girl Scout pledge and sang several Girl Scout songs to conclude the program.
The flag was lowered and folded for the final time as the sun was setting. Interested scouts and leaders went inside the building to take a last look.
The scout hut building was once located where Leopard Stadium is today. It was relocated to its present site. However, the building is in extremely poor condition and poses a hazard to visitors.

Those participating were, front row, from left, Carlie Mickle, Jacqueline Ocampo, Amy Richardson; middle row, Sue Wagoner, Haylie Richardson, Madison Blankenship, Jennifer Neal; back row, Cheryl Firm and Amanda Kimmel.

4 AHS STUDENTS ATTEND BOY'S STATE AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

(l to r) Jacob Purifoy, Charlie Trammell, Zach Spigner, and Quincey Nettles

Arkansas Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion Department of Arkansas. Boys State is for high school boys which are currently in their junior year. Boys State delegates represent the finest students in Arkansas and are leaders in their communities. Arkansas Boys State is a unique summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective city, county and state governments.

 

De Queen High School alumni Brian Walthour is pictured teaching Algebra II. Mr. Walthour is available for early morning math tutoring for students that need extra help with all math courses.

De Queen Junior High students are pictured in their Algebra I class on Monday.  Mrs. Terry Carver is their teacher and is available for tutoring each morning before 8:00.

 

SERENITY CAFE COFFEE SHOP NOW OPEN 

The AHS Serenity Café Coffee Shop continues its operations under the Small Business Operations Marketing classes at Ashdown High School under new student management. The following student managers have been named this year. Kaianna Donato will serve as manager and Alexus Hopkins will be assistant manager.
 

TYSON FOODS DONATES TO UA COSSATOT SOCCER TEAM

Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex recently sponsored the Soccer Team of the U of A, Cossatot College in DeQueen, AR.  Erika Buenrrostro of the college accepted Tyson’s $500 check from Tyson Foods Complex HR Manager, Donna Duggan on September 6th.  Tyson’s name now appears on the team’s soccer shirts to show Tyson’s support.  Tyson Foods is pleased to be a part of the U of A, Cossatot College’s Soccer’s team spirit campaign and wish them a winning season.

State Representative Vaught Visits Mrs. Pennington's Class at AJHS

September is "Bring your Legislator to School Month" and State Representative DeAnn Vaught spoke to Mrs. Pennington's class at AJHS about serving as the District 4 State Representative. 

HORATIO STUDENTS TOUR SOUTH WEST EMS AMBULANCE

Horatio Kindergarten students have been learning about community helpers and their equipment. Students receive a first hand look at the inside of an ambulance provided by South West EMS.

Thank you South West EMS!!!

GRANDPARENT DAY AT ASHDOWN ELEMENTARY

       

 

AND L.F. HENDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

   

HORATIO ANNOUNCES HOMECOMING COURT

Homecoming has been scheduled for Friday September 9th. Daytime coronation will begin at 1:30 P.M. at the Horatio High School Football Field. Coronation will be followed by the pep rally at 2:00 P.M. Parade will begin at 2:30 P.M. Evening ceremonies will be on the football field at 7:00 P.M. followed by the football game against Murfreesboro Rattlers at 7:30 P.M.

Front row left to right: Mina McAda (Sophomore Maid), Delfina Martinez (Junior Maid), Laney Baker (Senior Maid), Knox Johnson (Football Bearer), Raya Lemons (Queen), Paisley George (Crown Bearer), Jocelyn Halter (Senior Maid), Sierra Randall (Junior Maid), Raven Revels (Sophomore Maid), Laiken Emerson (Flower Girl)
Back row left to right: Chris Marsden, Dustin Purtell, Theo Ramsey, Alex Martin, Pedro Ruvalcaba, Josh Hanry, Joseph Moya, Aaron Lerma

Foreman High School 2016 Homecoming royalty

Homecoming at Foreman High School will be held on Friday, September 9th. Daytime coronation will begin at 12:45 in the gym, announcement of Homecoming King and Queen will be at this time.


Coronation will be followed by the parade at 1:30 and a school wide pep-rally in front of the high school at 2:00pm. Evening ceremonies will be on the football field at 6:00 pm followed by the Foreman Gators vs James Bowie football game at 7:30pm

(Back:) Kyle Merrell, Dayton Scott, Kolton Moore, Tucker Hall, Zach Springer, Dimitri Jones (Front:) Kylie Cowan, Bailee Houser, Amy Elkins, Kaitlyn Smith, Reina Anderson, Emeisha Fields

 

Horatio Booster Club

The Horatio Booster Club elected board members for the upcoming season.

Board Members Include: Sitting: Troy Allen, Lance Spigner and Walter Hanry Standing: Heather Sexton, Loretta Rivas and Crystal Rankin

MURRY NEELY RECOGNIZED FOR DEDICATION TO ACTIVITIES

The Arkansas Activities Association recently awarded Mr. Murray “Tuffy” Neely a citation for Region 7. The award is presented to individuals that work with high school extracurricular activities including sports. Recipients go above and beyond to improve high school activities.

MARGARET DANIEL FOUNDATION GRANTS

Chad Freeman, Ashdown High School Teacher was awarded a grant from the Margaret Daniel Foundation in the amount of $3887.15 to purchase a 3-D Printer for his classroom. Pictured l-r Katrina Williamson, Kari Harger, Chad Freeman, and Beth Provence.

 

MARGARET DANIEL FOUNDATION GRANTS

Mandi Molock, K-5 PE Teacher was awarded $4585.39 for her PE classes from the Margaret Daniel Foundation. Pictured l-r are Brenda Tate, Katrina Williamson, Beth Provence and Mandi Molock.
 

 

Ashdown School District Administrators

Front row (l -r) Teresa Wake, Principal, Ashdown Elementary; Debbie Greathouse, Federal Director; Kay York, Principal, Ashdown High School; Jason Sanders, Superintendent; Keith Fricks, Principal, L.F. Henderson Intermediate; and Tracy Forte, Assistant Principal, Ashdown Junior High.

Back row (l-r) Rick Fowler, Assistant Principal, Ashdown High School; Teri Lynn Day, Curriculum Director; Jan Ueckert, Special Education Director; and James Jones, Principal, Ashdown Junior High School 

TRIPLE THREAT BASKETBALL CAMP "THANK YOU!"

I would like to thank all the athletes who attended the Triple Threat Basketball Camp this year and for the parents trusting us with your children. Also a big thank you to all the local sponsors who support us and allow us to keep putting on a great camp for these future stars. Thank you for another great year. Next year will be the 20th year for this camp. It's hard to believe but I hope it's even bigger and better. -Coach Barker 

COUNTY CLERKS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS


Cecily Hughes (L) & Cheyann Soden (R)
 

County Clerks Association Scholarships of $250.00 were awarded to Cecily Hughes and Cheyann Soden.
They were also awarded the Jim Harris Association Scholarship in the amount of $150.00 Cecily is the daughter of County Clerk Debbie Akin. Cheyann is the daughter of Deputy County Clerk Tammy Soden.
Both are graduates of Horatio High School with a 3.9 grade point average. Cheyann will be attending Ouchita Baptist University in Arkadelphia this fall. Cecily will be attending CCCUA here in De Queen.

 
 

DE QUEEN LIBRARY
BACK 2 SCHOOL CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Miss Maegan Shiver ! She won a backpack with supplies in the July reading contest at the De Queen Library.

Congratulations to Miss Ava Williams!!! She won the $25.00 gift card from Walmart for school supplies in the coloring contest at the De Queen Library.

ARKANSAS DIXIE 13U STATE CHAMPS!



Front row left to right:
Carson McKiever, Mason Marshall, Gage Woods, Easton Leonard,
Brentley Morris, Xander Worthey.

Back Row:  Nathaniel Socash, Blake Pickett, Dayton Ralls, Garet Wilson.

Coaches:  Charlie Marshall, Tony Worthey, Jeff Woods

This team will be headed to Pineville, LA on August 5-11th to play in the 2016 Dixie Boys World Series.

Arkansas Dixie 14U State Champions

Mayson McKiever, Logan Williamson, Mack Carver, Quinshaun Bennett-Hale, CJ Whitfield, Jack Rich, Will Athey, Brennen Seymour, Connor Gammon, Isaiah Williamson

Coaches: Jeff Woods, Jamie Williamson, Tony Worthey, Michael Williamson

They will be headed to Pineville, Louisiana August 5th to represent Arkansas in the Dixie World Series.

DIXIE YOUTH 12 AND UNDER "ARKANSAS STATE CHAMPS" VISIT NUMBER ONE COUNTRY

Standing: (L to R) Benny Berry, Nathan Hudson, Ethan Starwalt, Luke Rogers, Skylar Lawrence, Manny Hernandez, Dalton Dowell, Devin Boyles, (Head Cheerleader Destiny Lawrence) Evan Starwalt, Jaylan Boyles  Sitting is Coach Steven Hudson

Coach Steven Hudson and some members of the Sevier County All Stars 12 and under visited with The Brew Crew about an upcoming fundraisers to help with travel expenses to the World Series.

World Series Bingo Night will be held July 29th in the Horatio Elementary Cafeteria. Doors open at 6pm, Bingo starts at 7pm. $10 per card with unlimited play on the card. Concession will be available. Come out and support these young athletes.

They will be representing Arkansas in the Dixie Youth World Series on August 5th in Laurel Mississippi.

 

DIXIE YOUTH 13 & 14 U ADVANCE TO WORLD SERIES

The Shelter 13 and Under and the Shelter 14 and Under baseball teams stopped by Number One Country to talk about upcoming fundraisers for the purchase of uniforms, food and lodging..

The two teams won the state titles recently and will be representing Arkansas during the Dixie Boys World Series Baseball Tournaments in Pineville, Louisiana, August 5th.

Back Row: Isaiah Williamson, Brennen Seymour, Carson McKiever, Will Athey and Blake Pickett Front Row: Dylan Williamson, Quinshaun Bennett-Hale, Logan Williamson,  and Mayson McKiever Front Center: Jake "The Snake" Seymour (Bat Boy)

 

ASHDOWN HIGH STUDENT PARTICIPATED IN BAND CAMP

Ashdown High School Band Student, Cody Tilley participated in the Henderson State University Band Camp and made 1st band, 2nd chair on trumpet.

 

Ashdown High School Pom/Dance Squad attended UDA Dance Camp


The Ashdown High School Pom/Dance Squad attended their first UDA Dance Camp in San Antonio, TX on July 21st-July 24th. The young ladies represented the school district with a lot of dignity and pride. They received several wonderful awards. Aniya Polite and Shaynia Jackson received Pin It Forward Awards for all of their hard work, dedication, and leadership skills. Five girls received Blue Ribbons (which is Outstanding) for the A Routine and all 7 girls received Blue Ribbons for their B Routine.. The girls received a trophy, Gatorade cooler and a 3 month supply of Gatorade and Gatorade energy bars due to being unanimously voted by the UDA Coaches for the 110% Award. They stated the girls gave 110% everyday they stepped out on the floor. They also received 2 Spirit Stick Awards.

4-H DISTRICT O'RAMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Eleven Sevier County 4-H’ers attended the Ouachita District 4-H O’Rama in Hope on June 14. Blake Sawyer placed 2nd in junior Bicycle, Aaron Morris placed 2nd in senior Safety Speech, Brennen Seymour placed 3rd in senior Animal Science Speech, Drake Boatright placed 4th in junior Wildlife, Evin Frachiseur placed 4th in junior Fashion Revue–Purchased Casual, Attalee Frachiseur placed 2nd in junior Fashion Revue–Purchased Dressy, Amber Morris placed 3rd in junior Food Fair Speech, Aubrey Seymour placed 2nd in junior Human Development Speech, Brayden Frachiseur placed 9th in junior Bait Casting & Game Fish ID, Marcus Rosson placed 3rd in junior Reel Into Sport Fishing and Hunter Frachiseur placed 4th in Gun Safety & BB Gun Marksmanship.

Front Row (L to R): Raegan Frachiseur, Evin Frachiseur, Brayden Frachiseur, Drake Boatright, Hunter Frachiseur, Landon Frachiseur, Pace Frachiseur Back Row (L to R): Attalee Frachiseur, Blake Sawyer, Aaron Morris, Amber Morris, Aubrey Seymour, Brennen Seymour 

 

SOUTHERN ATHLETICS TAKE 2ND PLACE IN WORLD SERIES

The Southern Athletics out of Texarkana won 2nd Place in the 14 & Under Majors World Series in Orange Beach, AL June 17, 2016.
(front row)
Seth Moss, Jackson Cobb, Andrew LeGrand, Kyle Kreiger, Marshall Cox (back row) Max Ebarb, Tyler Lee, Ben Harmon, Braden Hlavinka, Mack Carver (De Queen)
Coaches- Drew LeGrand, Chris Lee & Mike Cobb

 

ASHDOWN BAND STUDENTS SCORE HIGH AT BAND CAMP

   

Ashdown Band Students participate in Henderson State University Band Camp. Students participating:

(Top Row Right) Brayden Porter: 4th Band, 3rd Chair

(Top Row Left ) Tryston McCandless - 3rd Band, 3rd Chair
Jared Simms - 3rd Band, 1st Chair

(Bottom Row Right) John Henry Thomas - 2nd Band, 9th Chair
 Anthony Knudson - 2nd Band, 7th Chair
(Bottom Row Left)
Noah Pounds - 1st Band, 2nd Chair

 

ASHDOWN JUNIOR HIGH BAND STUDENTS ATTEND BAND CAMP

 

Dayna Markham                     Ariel Shumake

Dayna Markham (Left) placed 3rd Band, 2nd Chair and Ariel Shumake (Right) placed 2nd Band, 3rd Chair at Band Camp Junior I Week held at Henderson State University.   

 

TYSON FOODS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP

Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex recently awarded the it's 2016 Poultry Grower Scholarship to Allie Christine Marshall, a 2016 graduate of Horatio High School. Allie is the daughter of Johnny and Toni Marshall who own and operate a Tyson poultry broiler farm in Horatio, AR. Allie will attend Cossatot Community College of the University of AR this Fall with a planned major in dentistry. Tyson Foods proudly supports the educational goals of youth in our local communities.

Presenting the check to Marshall is (L-R):

Tyson Live Production Mgr., Richard Pearce, Judy Kendrick, Allie's grandmother, Toni Marshall, Allie's Mother, Scholarship Recipient, Allie Marshall, Johnny Marshall, Allie's father, Wyatt Marshall, Allie's brother, and Tyson Complex HR Mgr., Donna Duggan.

 

LOCAL TRAP TEAM WINS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

AHS Trap Team wins Regional Tournament May 21st with a score of 235 and qualifies for State Tournament.

GROOVY GRANNIES DISTRIBUTE FUNDS

Groovy Grannies Lisa McCormick and Nan Beedle present Ashdown Elementary Principal Teresa Wake with a check for $500.

GROOVY GRANNIES DISTRIBUTE FUNDS



Lisa & James McCormick and Nan Beedle are pictured with L.F. Henderson Principal Keith Fricks. The money will be used by teachers to purchase books for classroom libraries.
  

AHS TRAP TEAM #1 WINS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
 
AJHS Trap Team #1 Wins at Regional Shooting Sports Tournament Friday, May 20. Team #1 shot 117/125. Logan Russell shot 25/25, Jake Day and Taylor Schmidt 24/25, Cole Smith and Braden Jackson both shot 22/25. AJHS Team #2 also qualified for State Tournament.
 

Logan Russell had a perfect score.  He shot 25/25

AHS Trap Team wins Regional Tournament with a score of 235 and qualifies for State Tournament. Pictured (l to r): Shawn Simmons, Coach; Trevor Meyers (49/50); Alex Simmons (44/50); Koda Aylor (45/45); Jon Michael Molock (48/50); Logan Henry (49/50); and Mike Molock, Coach.

ASHDOWN STUDENT AWARDED SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Ashdown Theatre Arts student Hannah Crow has been awarded a summer internship at Silvermoon Children's Theatre. Hannah will be working during the drama camp for Wizard of Iz July 11-15. She will assist younger-aged campers running lines, compete tech and back stage responsibilities, as well as stage managing, set building, painting, costuming, and anything else the director needs.

 

ASHDOWN SENIORS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP FROM SERENITY CAFE

Three Ashdown High School Seniors have been chosen as recipients of a scholarship from the Small Business Enterprise Serenity Café at Ashdown High School. The School Based Enterprise is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that is managed and operated by students.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are: Casey Thompson, a 2 year manager of the SBE, Gregory Shumake, a 2 year Co-Manager of the SBE, and Peyton Reed, a 2 year Assistant Manager of the SBE.
 

 

Pictured with Shauna Tipton-TopLeft: Peyton Reed; Top Right: Casey Thompson; Bottom: Greg Shumake 

ASHDOWN VALEDICTORIAN NAMED

Savanna Woods, pictured with her parents, Bill and Melissa Woods, along with Governor and Mrs. Asa Hutchison is Ashdown High School Valedictorian.

 

SALUTATORIAN NAMED FOR ASHDOWN

Bradley Isenberg, pictured with Governor and Mrs. Asa Hutchison, along with his parents, John and Susan Isenberg has been named Salutatorian for Ashdown High School 

Ashdown High School Band Seniors

(Seated L to R) Amee Parker, Emily Hatridge and Madison Swilley
(Back Row L to R) Faliessia Gibson, Erin Royal, Kyle Kidd, Kaitlyn Corbell, Madeline Chandler, Mandi Duncan, Bradley Isenberg, Melissa Stanton, Tyler Young, Anthony Bennett, and Reagan Teston. Not pictured: Kinley Wright and Brittani Roberts

FARM CREDIT AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO HORATIO STUDENT

 

Michaela Caudle is a 2016 Horatio High School graduate and she was one of 20 western Arkansas students who were awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas.

Caudle is pursuing a Pre-Vet degree at Southern Arkansas University. She is the daughter of Jason and Anita Caudle of Horatio.

ROBERSON WINS CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

Reana Roberson is a sophomore at De Queen High School. She recently entered a Creative Writing Festival at Southern Arkansas University and won $50.00 and an award. The title of her paper was “Hello”.

To read the paper "Hello" click here.

Ashdown FFA Presented House of Representatives' Citation

The Ashdown FFA and their teacher, Cody Gallagher were presented a citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives for their excellent merit and for a successful year. The citation was presented by Representative DeAnn Vaught

Pictured: AHS Principal, Kay York, Representative DeAnn Vaught, Maddie McAllister, Cody Gallagher, and Superintendent, Jason Sanders

JULIANNA ORMSBEE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

Ashdown High School Senior, Julianna Ormsbee receives a $30,000 Scholarship from U.S. Marine Sgt. B. Sgt. B presented the scholarship on behalf of her father's GI bill. Her father, Sgt. Charles Edward (Eddy) Withem lost his life in a tornado on October 13, 2014. He served his country for eight years in the USMC and did 2 tours in Iraq. Julianna received another scholarship in memory of her father, this scholarship was given by Rick Edrington and Mary Ann (Withem) Edrington.

DE QUEEN JUNIORS PRESENTED CLASS RINGS DURING CEREMONY

May 10, 2016 was a big day for juniors at De Queen High School. Principal Bryan Blackwood and staff presented senior rings to the Class of 2017. A ceremony was held in the high school auditorium. Mr. Bob Ward is a junior class sponsor. After calling each junior’s name, students went through the ring tunnel, dropped a penny in the wishing well, and received their ring along with a shirt. This is an annual tradition at De Queen High School. Juniors waiting patiently in line left to right are Jennifer Chavez, Luz Cabanillas, Molly Bus, Tiffany Beccera, Cheyenne Ballard, and Diana Alfaro.

LINDA DAVIS SELECTED ARKANSAS RURAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2016

Arkansas Rural Education Association has selected Linda Davis, 4th Grade Teacher at L. F. Henderson as the Arkansas Rural Teacher of the Year for 2016. Mrs. Davis was presented the award during a surprise presentation at L.F. Henderson Intermediate School on May 11th.

 

FIRST BEN CARSON READING ROOM ESTABLISHED AT L.F. HENDERSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

On Friday, April 22 the L.F. Henderson Intermediate Panther Cubs along with faculty and staff, and community members opened Arkansas’ first Ben Carson Reading Room. The reading room project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund designed to promote daily, independent reading.

ASHDOWN SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS HONORED

  

The Ashdown School District invited all community volunteers to a reception in their honor. AHS Principal Kay York welcomed the volunteers to the AHS campus and expressed her appreciation for all their volunteer work at the district campuses. Commenting on the countless hours each had spent making our schools a better place for teachers and students. Volunteers were served punch and cookies as they visited and enjoyed the time together.

The Ashdown School District expresses many thanks to the parents, grandparents, and community members who give freely of their time and energies to serve the children, schools and educators of the district. These individuals truly make a difference in the lives of many!
 

 

De Queen Rotary Club presented academic awards

Students from De Queen High School were presented Academic Awards from the DeQueen Rotary Club. Students pictured on the front row are Elizabeth Hernandez, Zayda Hernandez, Alondra Galvez, Zorayda Guerrero, Diana Campos, Italia Bustamante, and Jason Tellez.
Middle row left to right are Kate Mendez, Elvia Martinez, Jin Lin, Randee Toye, Michael Monroy, Jeffery Davis, Damien Garcia, and Alexis Gallardo.
Back row left to right are Beatriz Velasquez, Alica Harris, Misty Goings, Jacob Glasgow, Tori Roberson, Kendall Wood, Lucas Tinajero, Jessie Parker, Josie Vaught, and Eruby Rodriguez. Not all recipients were present due to other school activities.

MOTHER GOOSE VISITS ASHDOWN ELEMENTARY

DOMTAR DISTRIBUTES BOOKS TO ASHDOWN FIRST GRADERS

Domtar shared books through First Book Grant with First Grade teacher Brenda Tate's class at Ashdown Elementary. Ten Domtar employees delivered books, students selected from those books, divided up and read books to the employees. Students were very excited to learn that they would be taking a new book home. The remaining new books were added to Ms. Tate's classroom library. The partnership between Domtar and First Book is aimed at ending illiteracy and supporting schools.

 

Learning for Life held Career Day at Ashdown Junior High for 6th graders. Community members talked to the students about their careers so students could be presented a "realistic image of the workplace".

Guests speakers were from Little River Memorial Hospital, AR Game and Fish, Little River County Sheriff's Office, CCCUA, Domtar, and Farm Credit.

AJHS Teacher, Robyn Parker was awarded a Margaret Daniel Foundation Grant Her grant will be used to reward 6th grade students who have high Accelerated Reader points. Pictured are AHS Principal, Kay York, board members Brenda Tate, Kari Harger, AJHS Teacher, Robyn Parker, and board members Thad Bishop, Katrina Williamson, and Darren Thomas.

AHS teacher, Mrs. Debra Garrett wrote a grant for students who score 3s, 4s, or 5s on their Advanced Placement tests to receive, $50, $75 or $100. She will also purchase 6 AP Calculus graduation ropes for her students. Pictured are board members Thad Bishop and Brenda Tate, AHS Teachers Debra Garrett, Connie Anderson and Chad Freeman, and board members Kari Harger, Katrina Williamson, and Darren Thomas.

The annual Ashdown Scholarship Tea was held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2p.m. in the Ashdown High School Cafeteria. Fifty-two scholarships of $ 27,211 were given to 29 Ashdown High School Seniors.

 

Michaela Caudle, a Senior at Horatio High School, recently signed a letter of intent to rodeo for Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia, Arkansas. Michaela has received an academic scholarship and a rodeo scholarship for a combined total of $40,000.00.Pictured are SAU Rodeo Coach Rusty HAyes, Michaela Caudle, and State Director for the Arkansas High School rodeo Association Wayne Smith.

De Queen High School students participated in CPR training this year. Coach Jason Barker is pictured explaining information.

De Queen Junior High held an academic assembly on May 11. Principal Bill Huddleston and his staff presented numerous awards to eighth and ninth graders.

GLASGOW AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

Arkadelphia, Arkansas—The Office of University Relations/Admissions of Henderson State University announces that Jacob Glasgow of De Queen, Arkansas has been awarded the HSU Distinguished Freshmen Scholarship for 2016-2017. This scholarship is equivalent to $7,250 a semester for up to four years. Jacob has also been accepted to Henderson State University Honors College. He is currently a student at De Queen High School where he is involved in National Honor Society, Gifted and Talented, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, and Archery. His plans include attending HSU in the fall to pursue a degree in Innovative Media. Jacob is the son of Bob & Angelina Ward and Allen Glasgow.

 

De QUEEN'S RING CEREMONY

Lucas Dorsey is pictured walking through the ring tunnel.

Pictured are Mr. Bryan Blackwood and Mrs. Michelle Lancaster.

L. F. Henderson Students Travel Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center

 
On Friday, April 15, 5th Grade Students from Ashdown's L. F. Henderson Intermediate School went on a field trip to the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center. Students participated in lake seining, macro invertebrates, and an area hike.

During the water seining activity, the students identified the different fish in the education pond.

Ashdown High School Skills USA Competition

More than 1,500 students in technical programs across the state participated in the 2016 SkillsUSA Arkansas Leadership and Skills Championships at the Hot Springs Convention Center on April 11-13, 2016.

Pictured are (back row L-R) Nathan House-First Aid & CPR, Alex Simmons-Medical Math, Jon Michael Molock, First Aid & CPR, Isaac Cross-Promotional Bulletin Board, (front row L-R) Kaylee Silva-Promotional Bulletin Board, Amee Parker-First Aid & CPR.

   

Jin Lin is a senior at De Queen High School.  During the seventh grade Jin and her family moved from China to De Queen.  She did not speak English when she arrived.  She has excelled in becoming fluent in English.  Language acquisition made it possible for her to earn Rotary awards in AP Chemistry and AP Biology.  She has been a model student at De Queen Public Schools.

On, April 6, 2016 the largest to date Area 11 Special Olympics School Age Event was held at the Fred Jester Memorial Track at Ashdown High School. There were 229 registered athletes and over 300 volunteers and parents. Students from Ashdown, Texarkana, Fouke, Nashville, Mineral Springs, Foreman, Horatio, De Queen, and Dierks participated in the day long events.
The Sanctuary, Healthcare Express, and Fountain Therapeutic Center had booths at the event with sunblock and refreshments for the athletes and heath and therapy information for the parents.
 

DE QUEEN STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP TO UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK


De Queen High School Senior Kendall Wood has been awarded the Deans’ Academic Merit Scholarship in the amount of $24,000 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Kendall was also awarded the UALR Science Scholars Program Scholarship in the amount of $12,000 for her academic success in the field of science, the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps Scholarship in the amount of $8,000 and the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship in the amount of $14,000. Kendall is a member of the National Honor Society and is the current President of the De Queen High School Show Choir.
Kendall is the daughter of Gene and Manya Wood of Gillham. She is the granddaughter of James and Shirley Barfield of Gillham and Walter Wood and the late Norma Wood of Daingerfield, Texas. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the fall and pursue a Doctorate degree in Pediatric Medicine.

DE QUEEN SALUTATORIAN RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP TO ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Jessica Rogers, De Queen High School Salutatorian, has been awarded the University Honors Program Scholarship from Arkansas Tech University in the amount of $50,400. She has also been awarded the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship in the amount of $14,000. Jessica is a member of the National Honor Society, FBLA, Spanish Club, De Queen High School Show Choir, Quiz Bowl Team and attended Arkansas Girls State. She is also captain of the De Queen Lady Leopards Soccer Team, co-captain of the De Queen Leopards Cheerleading and Student Council Representative.
Jessica is the daughter of Joseph and Carey Rogers of De Queen. She is the granddaughter of Roy and Robbie Rogers and Donna Rogers of De Queen, and the late Thomis and Alice Robins of Magazine, Arkansas. She plans to attend Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing and Spanish Language.
 

De Queen Elementary fifth graders are touring the 6th-12th grade buildings with Mrs. Linda Quinn. Mrs. Quinn is the middle school counselor that guides students with making their schedules.

 

Alondra Lerma is pictured working on an art project at De Queen High School. She chose Lady Ga Ga for a paper mosaic.

 

Area Honor Rolls 

 

 

 

De Queen Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dierks High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Wickes Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vandervoort Elementary