Pointers Battalion claims honors

Members of the Van Buren High School Pointer Battalion recently won several awards during a drill meet at McDonald County High School in Anderson, Mo. The battalion won first place in unarmed regulation and new cadet unarmed regulation, runner up and second place in individual drill down, second place in armed regulation drill and third place in regulation color guard, more awards than any other school in attendance. Leaders of the battalion include Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Gracie Anderson, Cadet Capt. Kelly Bateman, Cadet Maj. Dustin Hager, Cadet Capt. Ethan McPeek and Cadet 1st Sgt. Moriah Clark.

Student art sought for exhibit

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is planning a student exhibit to be held in conjunction with Fort Smith's upcoming bicentennial celebration and is seeking submissions from area students. Artwork in any media representing students' vision of the future of Fort Smith is eligible.

All submissions are due by Nov. 14 and must include a clearly labeled high resolution CD image, slide or photo of the artwork, a short paragraph about the artist and the piece and information on the piece including the title, year, media and dimensions. Artists and their teachers will be notified or acceptance Dec. 1, and the exhibition will run Jan. 2-March 30.

Mail submissions to Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, My Future Fort Smith submission, 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901, or dropped off at the museum between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Call 784-2787 or email education@fsram.org for information.

Registration open for Maymester 2018

Registration is now open for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith 2018 Maymester courses, condensed courses offered at locations around the country and the world each May. Contact the International Relations office at 788-7267 or international@uafs.edu for information.

 

Scholarships

Cherokee Nation scholarships available

The Cherokee Nation Foundation has recently created more than $200,000 in new scholarships for Cherokee students, thanks in part to two recent endowments and a matching gift campaign. The Peruzzi family scholarship was created to honor Faye Fogleman Kircher, a longtime educator from Locust Grove, and the Beauchamp family of Fayetteville established a fund to honor the legacy of Alan Beauchamp.

Visit www.cherokeenationfoundation.org for information.

 

Jennifer Hosley of Greenwood recently received the 2017 Patriot scholarship from the Student Veterans of America and Raytheon. The award is worth $10,000 toward her post-graduate education.

 

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