Taylor Summerville and Ciana Casey, students at Lonoke High School, qualified for the State Science Fair and will represent Lonoke in the April competition. On Saturday, March 1, seven students from Lonoke High School went to the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional math competition. Adrian Lopez-Torres placed third in Algebra 1 and Tori Lackey placed third in Calculus. Both of these students have qualified to compete in the state competition on April 26.

The science students who attended the Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium swept the awards for the small schools division. The people’s choice awards were picked by the students from the large schools. C’iana Casey won third place and $50, Kongyong Ni won second place and $75, and Taylor Summerville won first place and $125! Arkansas Tech University selected two scholarship winners in the small school division. Taylor Summerville and Hailey McMullen were selected for these scholarships. The University was not certain whether their scholarships would stack (Hailey won this scholarship last year and Taylor has an honors scholarship) so they picked an honorable mention just in case. Dylan Walker was chosen as the honorable mention. We are SO proud of them!

The high school students are participating in March Library Madness by voting on their favorite books. They selected their "Sweet Sixteen" and their "Elite Eight" and will soon be selecting their "Final Four" and championship titles. Congratulations to all of our high school students!

The elementary school passed 3,963 tests in the Nation Wide Contest on Read the Most Coast to Coast. It was held on Friday, Feb. 28. Tucker Starks, third grader, passed the most tests in one day with 46 tests total. Way to go Tucker! Also, Asher Wise, from fourth grade in Mrs. Brooke Ford’s classroom, passed the most tests in the class for Read the Most Coast to Coast. Mrs. Chasity Reed’s classroom tested and passed the most for the fourth grade with 216 passed tests for Read the Most Coast to Coast. Congratulations to all the students and teachers for a job well done!

The Lonoke High School Drama Club performed "Alice in Zombieland" on Monday, March 17 at 1 p.m. and at 6 p.m. in the Gina Cox Center. Ticket sales and raffle items provided over $600.00 for the drama club fundraising efforts. "The students were both professional and responsible in the set up and post production process," as stated by Mrs. Brandi Strickland, Drama Club sponsor.

The Lonoke Middle School FCCLA had the following students recognized at the State Leadership Conference for completing the National Power of One Program: Anahi Arguijo, Emily Armstrong, Mia Brown, Molly Harrison, Hannah Hartley, Caroline Holt, Madelyn Sherrell, and Jackson Ward. Congratulations to these students. Sponsor is Mrs. Tana Miller.

Lonoke High School’s FFA had multiple teams participate in the 2014 Arkansas FFA Association Eastern District CDEs (Career Development Events) held at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. We had a team in each of the following four categories placing: Agronomy 8th, Floriculture 8th, Milk Quality and Products 10th, and Poultry10th. The Agronomy and Floriculture teams both having placed eighth in their respective competitions, will be moving on to the state CDE competition April 17th and 18th at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Graycen Perkins of Agronomy, Mason Moody of Floriculture, Danielle Kurz and Juan Arguijo of Milk Quality and Products, and MacKenzie Dowlearn of Poultry, placed in the top twenty contestants in each of their competitions. There were over 1200 participants in this competition. Written By: MacKenzie Dowlearn; LHS FFA Reporter 13-14

Students presented their own artwork and poetry at the Art and Poetry Night event at Lonoke Elementary School on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Lots of wonderful poetry and artwork were created by our talented students.

Thank you to all the volunteers, staff, students, board members, community members, business leaders, parents, and sponsors that gave their time, energy, funds, food, etc., to help support our 4A State Basketball Tournament. We heard many compliments on our wonderful facility and the local hospitality. I loved watching everyone working together and seeing the success of this tournament was tremendous!

Don’t forget about our upcoming dinner and concert on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Gina Cox Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. for dinner with the concert to follow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for $15.00 for the dinner/concert.