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Leopoulos Inducted into Henderson Academy, Receives Dinstinguished Alumni Award from HSU

Leopoulos Inducted into Henderson Academy, Receives Dinstinguished Alumni Award from HSU

Henderson State University celebrated its Founder’s Day on Thursday, October, 2013, by inducting Thea Foundation Executive Director Paul Leopoulos, along with two other Henderson graduates, into the Henderson Academy of Scholars during an academic convocation.  The Henderson Academy of Scholars is comprised of Henderson graduates who have gained distinction in their professional fields.

Leopoulos also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Henderson State University on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  The Henderson Academy and Distinguished Alumni honors are preceded by Leopoulos’s Arts in Education Governor’s Arts Award announced by the Arkansas Arts Council earlier this year.

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

ASMSA Science Café Series begins Aug. 16

ASMSA Science Café Series begins Aug. 16

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will kick off the new school year with the continuation of its Science Café Public Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

Dr. Jack Waddell, a physics instructor at the school, will present “Six Degrees of Separation: What the Science of Complex Networks Reveals in our Lives.” The first Science Café of the year will be held in the ASMSA Boardroom, located in the Administration Building at 200 Whittington Ave.

The Science Café Lecture Series features a member of the ASMSA science faculty leading a discussion of scientific interest. The speaker will give a 20-minute lecture and then lead a discussion on the subject in a laid-back atmosphere. Audience participation is greatly encouraged.

Peake alumni celebrate restoration of historic school

The theme for this year's reunion is “Ten Years in the Making: Preserving the Legacy of Peake High School."

ASMSA instructor receives teaching award

ASMSA instructor receives teaching award

HOT SPRINGS — The Lewis E. Lyle Chapter of the Air Force Association has named Nick Seward its Chapter Teacher of the Year for the high school division.

Seward is a computer science instructor at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts.

He is also a coach of the school’s CyberPatriot competition team. The competition, sponsored by the Air Force Association, features teams of high school students interested in careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The teams compete to protect computer systems from cyber attacks.

 Schools nominate teachers for the award, and the chapter members vote on the nominees, said Larry Louden, the Lyle Chapter president. Louden and Morris Cash, the chapter’s secretary, presented the award plus a $250 prize to Seward this week.

AHS principal talks changes in upcoming school year

AHS principal talks changes in upcoming school year

Maxwell cracking down on clothing accessories worn alone, use of headphones.

From the archives: Goza students get awards in 1983

From the archives: Goza students get awards in 1983

Jean Eason presented cash awards to students at Goza Junior High School in 1983.