Eleven students in our December ACT Academy have earned incentive rewards totaling almost $3,500 for attendance and performance. Students were able to earn up to $150 for attending ACT prep sessions and up to another $350 for increasing their ACT scores as a result of what they learned in the academy. Congratulations to Elizabeth Bell, Mallorie Boyles, Jala Jones, Chris Mireles, Bobbie Pierce, Tailynn Richmond, Kelly Robinson, Raven Robinson, Hayley Toler, Luis Valenzuela, and Savannah Winford!
Seven of our Essentials of Computer Programming students received a $100 Visa gift card as a result of their performance in that course last semester. We are able to do this through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education. Congratulations to David Carney, Gilbert Jaramillo, Chris Mireles, Alex Poag, Ezequiel Sanchez, Scotty Sipes, and Jani Sykes! We will offer this incentive program again this semester.
We are very proud of senior Taylor Oakes, who this week became the first cheerleader in school history to be named an all-state cheerleader by the Arkansas Activities Association. Congratulations, Taylor!
Several of our students competed in the Mississippi County Spelling Bee this week and represented our school well. Caleb Benham finished 15th, while Aiden Ezell placed 21st and Victoria Joiner came in 30th. I appreciate Mrs. Christy Stewart for her sponsorship of this activity for our students.
On the Horizon at RHS....
Thursday, January 19th - The Lady Colts will travel to Harrisburg for three basketball games (7th/Jr./Sr.), with the first one tipping off at 5:00 p.m. The Colts will make up the home games with Westside that were postponed due to inclement weather last Friday. The Jr. High game will be at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Sr. High game. There will not be a 7th grade game.
Friday, January 20th - The Colts will host the Harrisburg Hornets for three games (7th/Jr./Sr.). The 7th grade game will tip off at 5:00 p.m.