Members of the Cabot School Board on Monday were advised of the first ever Classys.

“The Classys is a great opportunity to honor our hard working and most dedicated classified/support staff members. We’re looking for individuals that go above and beyond the call of duty every day,” according to the release.

Any employee or community member can nominate a classified employee for this award. Please share the name of the employee and your positive experience with them and complete a nomination form.

Honorees will be invited to attend the first ever Classys Banquet. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at the Cabot Freshman Academy cafeteria. The deadline to nominate an individual is April 10.

School board members were also told that the district was well represented at the 2017 Arkansas ACT State Conference held on March 6 at ASU Beebe.

Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman was the keynote speaker. He presented alongside Cabot High School Gifted and Talented Specialist Christi Waller and four Cabot High School students, Ryane Thurman, Madison Stocks, Lexi Robertson, and Landon Teer.

The theme for this year’s conference was “Arkansas Complete: A Framework for Education and Workplace Success.” The goal of the conference aims to inform, educate, and inspire those who spend time and energy working with individuals to prepare them for college and career success.

“Our Cabot High School students gave the crowd a student’s perspective on how they’re using their ACT preparation and scores to open new possibilities for their future. They explained how they prepared for the ACT in school, what courses they took, and what resources they used outside of school. We are very proud of our students for participating in the ACT Conference.”

— Greg Rayburn