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Southside celebrating 30 years of excellence

Southside celebrating 30 years of excellence

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Southside Elementary is celebrating 30 years of excellence on Tuesday, September 22. 

On September 22, 1985 Southside Elementary was dedicated by then Governor Bill Clinton. Thirty years later, school members will join hands as they celebrate the school Dedication Day. 

Officials will be gathering everyone in the school and leading them out to the back playground at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the big day. 

They ask that the public join them in their celebration of 30 years of excellence on Tuesday. 

Southside celebrating 30 years of excellence

Southside celebrating 30 years of excellence

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Southside Elementary is celebrating 30 years of excellence on Tuesday, September 22. 

On September 22, 1985 Southside Elementary was dedicated by then Governor Bill Clinton. Thirty years later, school members will join hands as they celebrate the school Dedication Day. 

Officials will be gathering everyone in the school and leading them out to the back playground at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the big day. 

They ask that the public join them in their celebration of 30 years of excellence on Tuesday. 

Real Proud recognizes two Cabot High School students

Real Proud recognizes two Cabot High School students

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Bank of Little Rock Mortgage recognized two Cabot High School students on Friday, September 4, during Cabot’s varsity football game against Conway.

The students were honored as a part of the Real Proud of Real Panthers program, sponsored by Bank of Little Rock Mortgage. The program recognizes hard-working students who are actively involved in their community and extracurricular activities. The students honored were Cabot High School junior Avery Elliott and senior Zoe Eddington.

Avery Elliott, the daughter of Dan and Melissa Elliott, was nominated by Dr. Martha Marshall. A natural leader, Avery joined Junior Civitan as a sophomore, serving two years as its president and, ultimately, being named the club’s Heartland District Governor representing five states.

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Former NFL player speaks to Cabot students on anti-bullying


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A former NFL football star visited Cabot on Wednesday to promote his anti-bullying campaign to the students within the school district.

Keith Davis played for the New York Giants in the 1980s. He spoke on Wednesday with middle school, junior high, and freshmen students about the importance of dreaming big and making good decisions.

He wanted them to understand that words are powerful, just as the ones he heard as a child that changed his life.

"It's written by Dr. Edwin Lewis Cole, and it says, "Winners always look at what they're going to, and losers always look at what they're going through," said Davis.

Davis expressed to the students that bullying stems from someone who is hurt, and then feels the need to hurt someone else. This year, he is traveling across the country to educate people on valuing themselves and others.


"Go Panthers: Red & White Day"

"Go Panthers: Red & White Day"

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - THV11's Tom Brannon will be kicking off the Cabot Panthers' first home game at the Panther Stadium on Friday, September 4. 

The Cabot Schools decided to designate their first home game as "Go Panthers: Red & White Day." The Cabot Panthers will be taking on the Conway Wampus Cats at 7 p.m. at Panther Stadium. Their students and staff will be showing their Panther Pride by wearing "Red and White."

THV11's Tom Brannon will be kicking off game-day festivities early that Friday at 5 a.m. and will be there until 7 a.m.

Cool 104.7 will also be the official radio station of the game day fun. The first 2,000 people to arrive at the stadium will receive free t-shirts to BLACKOUT the stadium. 

 

Vulgar Instagram account raises cyber-bullying concerns


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A vulgar social media page exploiting Cabot students is concerning police and parents about the dangers of cyber-bullying.

The page shows pictures of district students with grotesque hashtags and captions.

As many as 200 photos of 22 students and parents were posted the captions. The account has since been taken down but it's becoming more common as younger kids start exploring social media.

"There's a lot of victims when this happens," said Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham.

In today's world popularity can be summed up into one word: followers.

"Cute girls or whatever you know, what's your Instagram name? Yeah you know everyone's looking for some followers," said skateboarders Dillon Martella and Brandon McCutchen.

The two used to attend Cabot High School and post skateboarding videos among other things almost daily.