"It was a fantastic learning experience for our students who are in our FCCLA organization. The students loved the museum, you can see it in there faces as they looked a priceless works of art," said Mrs. Tell.
CHS FCCLA and sponsors Mrs. Tell and Ms. Hunt spent the day at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Mrs. Tell wrote a grant through the Pat Walker Foundation that paid for the entire trip.
Elliott Bernard has earned the Terry Wright Memorial Scholarship. This $1,000 academic award is given to a Conway Area Career Center student planning to major in welding at a post-secondary school, and honors Terry Wright, founder of Wright Welding in Greenbrier. The award was presented by Melinda Wright.
Bernard is considering UACCM or ASU, Heber Springs.
Conway High School placed first in this year's AP Psychology Quiz Bowl at Parkview. The event was hosted by Conway, Parkview, and Central High School with 12 teams competing. CHS AP Psychology teacher Margaret Reed and Carla Jurgensmeyer from Parkview created the competition four years ago as preparation for the AP Psychology exam.
The winning team members are (left to right) Matthew Sweere, Tim Ablondi, Dylan Williams, and Will LaRue.
The Arkansas Young Artist Association (AYAA) is a state-wide organization of high school students in grades 9 - 12. The mission is to encourage the visual arts in Arkansas students through professional speakers, competitions, and exhibitions. Congratulations to this year's AYAA Spring Competition winners:
Shea Ashby, 2nd place Realistic Pencil/Graphite
Shea Ashby, 3rd place Expressive Pencil/Graphite
Madelyn Bradley, 1st place Expressive Scratchboard
Tori Burton, Honorable Mention Color Photography
Rebekah Delph, 4th place Color Photography
Brittany George, 2nd place Abstract Pencil/Graphite
Skylar Glover, 3rd place Cut Paper/Collage
Tristan Griffith, Honorable Mention Expressive Charcoal/Conte’
Lexus Hadden, 1st place Digital Manipulation Photography
Alise Holloway, 2nd place Color Photography
Shade McPeake, 2nd place Realistic Scratchboard
Justin McVey, Honorable Mention Abstract Mixed Media 2D
Morgan Mourot, Honorable Mention Abstract Scratchboard
Elinore Noyes, 1st place On-Site Competition – All Dry Color Media
Elinore Noyes, 4th place Abstract Oil Pastel
Tori Owens, Honorable Mention Black and White Photography
Tori Owens, Honorable Mention Advertising Design
Savannah Pelley, AYAA scholarship winner
Savannah Pelley, 2nd place Expressive Oil Pastel
Conway High School 11th and 12th grade students swept the 2016 Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase (Y.E.S.). Please congratulate our entrepreneurs and their teacher, Elizabeth Wells!
Kharisma Aaron, 1st place: “The Blotch”
Sam Emery, 2nd place: “Sam’s Record Shop”
Jhordan Collins, Tavian Cranford, and MarQuese Jackson, 3rd place: “Eclipsed Orchid”
Ryan Bush, 4th place: “Ryan’s Law Care Service”
Winning team members for first place in each category receive a $100 cash prize and a certificate. The teacher advisor of the first place teams win $500 and a trophy for the school. Second-, third-, and fourth-place winners in each category also received cash prizes, team member certificates, and school trophies.
Competitors also included teams from Little Rock Central, Spring Hill School District in Hempstead County, LISA Academy / North Little Rock, and Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock. In all, 47 business plans were submitted by teams totaling 85 high school students.Nearly 30 Arkansas business, education, and community leaders volunteered this year to judge the plans and selected the winners.
Since 1957, Arkansas Capital has worked to empower Arkansas entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its capital availability programs and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational and technological improvements.
In 1999, the company established the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with a mission to promote and foster the development of Arkansas’s future entrepreneurs and small business owners. In addition to the Y.E.S. 2.0 competition, AEAF also coordinates the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Y.E.S. for Arkansas business plan competition for 5th – 8th grade students.
Congratulations to all of our seniors who were recognized at the sports recognition program on Wednesday. We have 132 senior athletes this year and many of them are going on to play sports in college, joining the military and attending colleges and universities next year.
Every year, Conway Corporation gives a $500 scholarship to the top male and female scholar athlete (athlete with the highest GPA). This year’s winners were Meredith Ott and Harrison Dawson. They are both members of the swim team and represented Conway well in the classroom and the pool.
Conway Corporation also gives a $250 scholarship to the top male and female athletes (voted on by the coaches). This year’s winners were Hailey Estes and Austin Norris. Hailey participated on the basketball and soccer teams and will be playing basketball at Henderson State in the fall. Austin participated on the football and track teams and will be playing football at UCA in the fall.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had 18 students place in the top five of their events at the State Leadership Conference on April 5th. We will be taking 16 of these students to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA June 27th – July 3rd. These students have worked very hard and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish at the national level.
CHS Mock Trial team members took time today to thank Matt Brown, the teams' attorney coach for the competition. They presented Mr. Brown with a signed teams photo and his favorite drink, Diet Dr. Pepper! Mr. Brown spent many weekends working with the teams, helping them prepare their court cases, witness questioning, and witness testifying. Thank you Matt Brown for having a positive impact in the lives of CHS students!
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2259 awarded CHS students for winning entries in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. This year's theme was "My Vision for America." From the VFW website,
"The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C."
Meet our Conway High School essay winners:
Braeden Davis also placed 3rd in the the VFW state competition and received a $1,000 scholarship.
Congratulations to the following students who advanced to National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. following their success at Saturday's State History Day competition.
Conway High School had the most overall first place finishes among the schools competing.
The students will be representing Conway and the state of Arkansas at the National History Day competition at College Park, Maryland, outside of Washington, D.C., in June.
The CHS Quiz Bowl team will be defending its 7A state championship title once again at AETN on April 23rd at approximately 2:00 pm against Fayetteville High School.
Front left to right: Ryan Swann, Matt Depner, Tanner Ruth, Hunter Davis, Jillian Tang, Megan Haase, Peter Grant, Matt Sweere, Savannah Raup
Back Row left to right: Zelda Engeler-Young, Joe Coker, Blaine Booher, Tim Ablondi, Jesus Orellana, and Jack Lester
Bricks for the Wampus Cat Courtyard can now be purchased to honor the Class of 2016.
Bricks are $100 and can be purchased to honor a senior or a group of seniors. Bricks are placed in the Wampus Cat Courtyard between the high school building and the cafeteria. You can order online at cpsfoundation.com/courtyard. The deadline is May 31. Great idea for graduation gifts!
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