The Nashville Rotary hosted Miss Arkansas Amy Crain at their weekly meeting on Wednesday. Crain is a 23-year old graduate of the University of Arkansas and is the state's spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network and the Arkansas Children's Hospital. She finished in the top 15 at the 93rd Miss America Pageant. Her platform is bullying prevention and recovery. Crain's talent is clogging. Wednesday afternoon she also talked to students at Nashville Junior High School. Crain says she is proud to represent the state and also be an inspiration to everyone. Crain is originally from the El Dorado area and now lives in Hot Springs.
The second grade class of Mrs. Candy Hood at Nashville Primary School has been working on a "folk tale around the world" unit. They have been reading different versions of the folk tale, Stone Soup. In finishing up the stories, they made their own stone soup. Pictured are: Angie Cabrera, Gracie Hill, Aubrey Carver, Aaron Lott, Nicholas Boyer, Emalea Bailey, Tayshaun Davis, Tamera Haislip, Danielle Roberts, Aaliyah Hollins, Karrissa Ragland, Cole Buckner, Reese Worthington, Kason Willard, Larry Hernandez, Alexander Bustamante-Canales, Lisandro Alfaro, Mark Sillavan, Jose' Perez, Elijah Johnson, and Kyle Whiteman.
The NJHS science club recently went to Cossatot State Park. The students hiked to Cossatot Falls, learned about the geology of Southwest Arkansas and enjoyed the interactive exhibits in the park visitor center. Left to right: club sponsor Carol Hendrix, Chance Garcia, Garrett Talley, Kara Pettit, Austin VanCamp, Nevaeh Jordan, Derrell Reed, Elizabeth Perez, Joshua Whitlow, Kayla Cooper, Brooklyn Dinkins, Adrianna Tait, Jessica Bradford, Aisleen Palmer, Robert Dunham, Malena Cooper, Anthony Smith,
and club sponsor Brenda Galliher.
Kaylyn Cogburn, a junior at Nashville High School, was crowned Miss Scrapper Belle on Saturday (photo at left). Miss Scrapper Belle Runner Up Tori Russell is pictured with Cogburn at right. More photos can be found on our photo page. Thanks to Luke Reeder and the NHS Journalism Department for these photos.
The Howard County 4-H clubs are very active in our community. A large group of members participated in the annual Breads Workshop. The supplies for the workshop were donated by the King Arthur Flour Company, through their Learn, Bake and Share program.
Thirty loaves of homemade yeast bread were delivered to the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen and served by the following 4-H members: Abbie Lamb, Sarah Lamb, Lauren Ince, Mark Sillavan, Mason Sillavan and Micah Sillavan. If you would like to learn more about joining 4-H, please call the Howard County Extension Office at 845-7517. 4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19 without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.