This past Saturday, the Lonoke High School JROTC attended the drill meet at Brookland High School.

Please congratulate these cadets when you see them. The information below is from sponsor, Master Sargent Jefferson Stinson, JROTC.

Armed Drill Team earned 3rd Place Trophy

Cdt Bowie, C.-commander; Cdt Bowie, L.; Cdt Mueller, M.; Cdt Henley, L.; Cdt Stivers, J.; Cdt Lackey, T.; Cdt Sarber, A.; Cdt Hughes, B.; Cdt Bratton, C.; Cdt Finely, J.; Cdt Gore, R.; Cdt Bradey, D.; Cdt Summerville, A.

Color Guard 2nd Place Trophy

Cdt Bowie, L.-commander; Cdt Bowie, C.; Cdt Bryant, J.; Cdt Deviney, N.

Tug-of-War 4th Place Trophy

Cdt Aloi, K.-commander; Cdt Bryant, J.; Cdt Shinn, M.; Cdt Tiblier, A.; Cdt Edwards, J.; Cdt Fimpel, D.; Cdt Bowen, J.; Cdt Papasan, L.; Cdt Neitch, D.; Cdt Kirk, N.; Cdt Cannamore, T.; Cdt Bunch, T.

The Lonoke group won a fourth-place overall trophy. Awesome job, so proud of them all!!

The girls’ basketball team won 4A-2 District Championships at the District Tournament held in Marianna last week. Congratulations to all the girls and to the coaching staff, Coach Nathan Morris and Coach Angela Watson. Regional basketball tournament will be held this week in Clinton for both boy and girl teams. Best of luck to both teams!

Reminder, our Class 4A State Basketball tournament will be held in Lonoke on March 5-8. Games begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Games will also be held on Saturday at 12:00, 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. School will be dismissed at 2:30 for students on March 5, 6, and 7. Buses will begin picking up high school students first on Wednesday and Thursday. This is different from what we normally do so parents please be aware of this change for these two days. This will help us to clear parking lot areas for tournament guests. Primary students will be picked up next, then elementary and middle school will be last and leaving campus at 2:30 p.m.

Hosting this tournament is a great honor for us and will allow guests to take part in all the wonderful things we have to offer in the city of Lonoke and at our school district. We hope you will make plans to attend the tournament and show support to our student athletes and coaching staff for all their hard work. If you have questions regarding the tournament or school operations during this time, please contact your child’s school office and ask to speak to the administration or contact Coach Nathan Morris, Lonoke Athletic Director and Basketball Tournament Director.

Baseball and softball season is upon us with games beginning this week for the student athletes. Please check our website for a schedule of these event times and locations so that you can attend games and show your Jackrabbit spirit. Coaching staff members include Coach Darrick Lowery; Head Coach for baseball, Taggart Moore; Asst. Baseball Coach, and Coach Laura Park- Head Softball Coach and Coach Heath Swiney- Asst. Softball Coach.

The C.O.R.E. (Committed to Other Routes of Education) program was honored with an award last week at the capitol for being one of the top alternative learning environment programs in the State. Congratulations to the students and the staff for working so hard and for receiving this special award. Thank you to the Carlisle and Hazen administration, staff, and school board members. We are proud of this success and are making plans to increase this success for the future. This program is a new partnership this school year between the Lonoke, Carlisle, and Hazen school boards to help provide a positive, productive, and safe learning environment for students.