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Central High School Students, EAST Ambassadors Win International Film Fest
Central High School Students, EAST Ambassadors Win International Film Fest Posted on Oct 7, 2008 at 12:29 PM

Emma and Sarah Bailin received news this morning that they won the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Fesitval High School Competition for their documentary, "Return to Sender." The Bailins, who got the documentary film "bug" when they were EAST students at Horace Mann Middle School, competed against 400 applicants.

Paris EAST Students Received 1st Place
Paris EAST Students Received 1st Place Posted on Sep 22, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Five Paris EAST students recently entered photos in the youth photography contest at the 2008 Logan County Fair. All five students received 1st Place Blue ribbons. The students that entered the contest were (from left to right in photo) Hailey Yabarra, Claudia Ocampo, Megan Knight, and Tahra Moore. Not pictured was Lynsie Hice.

Lakeside HS EAST Receives $15,000 Grant Posted on Sep 16, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Lakeside High School’s EAST recently received a $15,000 grant for the purchase of new GPS equipment. The new equipment will be used in mapping Indian Trails in the Hot Springs, Arkansas area.

KTHV, Channel 11 and the EAST Initiative Team
KTHV, Channel 11 and the EAST Initiative Team Posted on Aug 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org) and Today’s THV, Channel 11 (www.TodaysTHV.com) today announced a joint effort that will enhance the community and economic development efforts of schools throughout the State of Arkansas. As part of the new endeavor, approximately 13,000 students from 170 schools throughout the state of Arkansas (see a

BHS EAST students win award for Outstanding Nature Videography
BHS EAST students win award for Outstanding Nature Videography Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 8:45 AM

Brinkley High School EAST students won the award for Outstanding Nature Videography for the documentary film "Arkansas Bottomland Hardwoods: Unlike Any Other" at the My Community Governor's Award ceremony at the Governor's Mansion April 30.

Eureka Springs EAST receives CCCF YAC grant for Inventors Club
Eureka Springs EAST receives CCCF YAC grant for Inventors Club Posted on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:18 AM

The Carroll County Inventors Club, created by the Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab for youth interested in math and science careers, received a $1,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation,

Prairie Grove EAST recognized by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership
Prairie Grove EAST recognized by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership Posted on May 15, 2008 at 3:37 PM

On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, members of the Prairie Grove Middle School EAST Lab ventured to the University of Arkansas Genesis Technology Center where they were the honored guests of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership.

Eureka Springs Robotics Team Returns From World Championship
Eureka Springs Robotics Team Returns From World Championship Posted on Apr 29, 2008 at 8:49 AM

The Eureka Springs Robotics Team performed well at the 2008 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship held in Atlanta, Georgia, last April 16 to19, 2008. Their Tech Challenge Category had 88 team competitors from Singapore, Canada and the United States.

Mr. Jerry Prince has assumed a new role with the Initiative
Mr. Jerry Prince has assumed a new role with the Initiative Posted on Apr 18, 2008 at 10:52 AM

EAST is excited to announce that Mr. Jerry Prince has assumed a new role with the Initiative, Senior Director of Program Services.

Dardanelle EAST students receive 1st place award for “Be Drug Free” video
Dardanelle EAST students receive 1st place award for “Be Drug Free” video Posted on Mar 13, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Irais Miguel and Brenda Rivera were the winners for their video "Be Drug Free" in the team-multimedia category competition sponsored by the 15th Judicial District Drug Coalition of Yell County. The winners for all categories were announced at a community event on the evening of March 12th at the Dardanelle Community Center, Dardanelle, Ar

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