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16-yr-old Cabot boy makes perfect score on ACT

16-yr-old Cabot boy makes perfect score on ACT

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A junior at Cabot High School has one less thing to worry about as he moves into the last year of his high school career. 

Jared Gilliam took his ACT on March 1 and was notified recently that he scored a perfect 36.

This was actually his third time to take the test. He scored a 30 on his first try and a 35 on his second.

According to the school, Gilliam doesn't have set plans on where he wants to go after high school, but he is looking into MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He wants to major in engineering. 

In May, Gilliam plans to take the SAT and hopes to become a National Merit Finalist. 

For more info on Gilliam and his success at Cabot High School, visit the school's website

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Actor and playwright Graham Gordy, who is also the co-creator and executive producer of the new Cinemax drama "Quarry," will be the guest speaker at Pulaski Technical College's Big Rock on the Map series on March 10.

The event will include film clips from Gordy's well-known work such as The Love Guru (2008), War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), and Spanola Pepper Sauce Company (2010). Gordy's short films have won awards at the South by Southwest festivals, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Festival and Slamdance. He also was a writer for the Sundance Series "Rectify."

The Big Rock on the Map event will begin at 6 p.m. in the college's Center for Humanities and Arts Theater located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement officers from Cabot and surrounding areas will plunge into the wintry waters of the Cabot Community Pond on Saturday, February 20.

What is the Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support SOAR athletes by taking an icy dip in the frigid waters of the Cabot Community Pond. The event is open to the public—all spectators are welcome free of charge, so invite your friends to come watch you plunge and then encourage them to get involved. Visit www.specialolympicsarkansas.org/polar-plunge for more details on the Cabot Polar Plunge.

Participation:

Cabot superintendent helping build school in Dominican Republic

Cabot superintendent helping build school in Dominican Republic

CABOT, Ark. (CPS) - Cabot Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman is on a mission that has taken him 1,700 miles away from Arkansas.

For the past week, he's been participating in a Lifetouch Memory Mission to help build a school in the Dominican Republic. The school is being built for children and families in a small, mountainous farming community called Constanza.

Real Proud recognizes Four Cabot students

Real Proud recognizes Four Cabot students

CABOT, Ark.  - Bank of Little Rock Mortgage recognized four outstanding students on Monday, January 11, during Cabot’s varsity basketball game.

Four Cabot students were honored on Monday 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 include:

Cabot community keeping the city clean

Cabot community keeping the city clean

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials with the City of Cabot and Cabot City Beautiful are asking the public to join them in cleaning up the city.

The two organizations are working together to host the annual “Cabot Clean-Up Day.” This event will be held in conjunction with the national “Great American Clean-Up” Campaign & statewide “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” Month.

Everyone in the Cabot area is encouraged to participate in this city-wide cleanup endeavor: Civic & service organizations, church & youth groups, school groups & clubs, scouting groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses.

 “Cabot Clean-Up & Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2016” will be held on Saturday, March 19th, from 9 a.m. until 12’ noon.

Cabot police make Christmas shopping safer

Cabot police make Christmas shopping safer

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Officers with the Cabot Police Department are doing their best to make shopping during the holidays safer for families. 

On December 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cabot Wal-Mart, Cabot police will be taking part in the 4th annual Christmas charity event, C.O.P.S Toy Patrol. 

C.O.P.S (Cabot Officers Playing Santa) is a program that has officers in the area to stand alongside young boys and girls while they shop for holiday gifts.

Organizers were hoping to have a child from each of the nine elementary schools in the Cabot School District to participate in this program, and they had set a goal to raise $4,000 dollars for the program. With the help from several businesses and citizens of Cabot, the program has surpassed its goal and will be able to help out 45 children from the nine elementary schools in the Cabot School District. 

On Thursday, December 17, Cabot Police Officers will help shop one-on-one with these children.