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Street Art Unifies Town

Street Art Unifies Town

November 12, 2018

Unexpected project’s 2018 season, entitled the “Outlier Series,” adds to the revamping of the town and brings eight new...

Band Introduces Merit Program

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

November 9, 2018

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In October the school district announced a new academic initiative, the Superintendent Scholars Program. The program aims to help increase the number of students who qualify for National Merit Semifinalist. Focusing on the class of 2021 the program will select sophomore students based on their results of the October PSAT. “I think this [program]...

Downtown Park Opens

Downtown Park Opens

November 9, 2018

World-class amenities enjoyable for everyone arrive downtown with the creation of the Fort Smith Riverfront Skate and Bike Park....

District Announces Security Director

Allison Brannan, Print Co-Editor

November 9, 2018

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After voters approved the Fort Smith Public Schools millage in May, the school board proceeded with district safety by the district’s first school security director. Taking office on Nov. 19, Bill Hollenback will assume the 15,000 students within the school district to ensure safety. Former Sebastian County Sheriff, Hollenback decided against...

Back in the Big Apple

Sarah Long, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Eleven senior Southern Belles take on New York’s frigid temperatures Nov.22 to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Belles dance with the Spirit of America group and perform to “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” “Going to New York is an experience on its own but being able to dance in the parade is an experience of a lifetime. I...

Shoe Drive Enhances Competition

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

November 7, 2018

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As a community service event, Interact Club chose to participate in the Ozark Water Project. The Project focuses on the global water crisis taking place primarily in Africa and Haiti. The process begins with schools or churches collecting shoes either new, or gently used. After receiving donations the organization sells the shoes for $0.35 per pound....

Juniors Improve Community

Sarah Long, reporter

October 11, 2018

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Junior Leadership Academy (JLA), sponsored by the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, held the first session Sept. 5. Designed to help students,the program allows for opportunities available in Fort Smith while growing leadership skills. “JLA is a great opportunity to learn about your community and grow as a person. It is a fantastic program and a great...

Inspire Club

Paige Vichitrongsa, reporter

October 5, 2018

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  Knowing the importance of inspiration, former student Shelby Ralston formed the “Inspire Club.” The club focuses on inspiring students in club participation and leadership. “The main purpose is to allow student mentors to feel the need to help others in preparation and especially the students transitioning to middle school,” said...

Earth Club

Solarria Certicks, reporter

October 3, 2018

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Revival of Earth Club brought on by seniors Madison Marsh and Grayson Cogswell raises awareness for the environment. “We didn’t really bring it back, it wasn’t much of a club back then,” adviser, Denis Tittle said. Beautifying the school and helping communities, Earth club plans for activities such as setting up new gardens at school and...

Future Medical Professionals of America

Elijah Owens, reporter

October 3, 2018

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   FMPA sponsors, Tamara Bardin and Krystal Posey, planned a meeting for members in the cafeteria, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, so members can learn about the medical field and elected officers.    “This Wednesday we have a meeting, as well as every third Wednesday of the month,” Bardin said.    Special guest speakers...

Getting to Know Our Sisters

Makenzie Corbit, reporter

October 3, 2018

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Sponsored by Michael Parker, German Club expects around thirty members, including 16 German exchange students to show up during the first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10. “This is an educational and cultural exchange with the Goetheschule High School in Hannover, Germany and involves high school-aged students from each school.  The exchange...