December 2022


• Pleasant Grove ISD passes $39.9 million bond.

• Texarkana Arkansas School District had grand openings for four of the District’s Smart Labs located on the Fairview Elementary School, North Heights Community School, Harmony Leadership Academy, and Arkansas High School campuses.

• DeKalb ISD and New Boston ISD begin four-day school week. • Arkansas High School was selected as the 5A State Honor Band. • Texas High School Student Council was named State President of the Texas Association of Student Councils for 2022-2023. • Pleasant Grove High School earns 4A UIL Theatrical Design State Championship.

• Texarkana ISD voters pass $189 million bond.

• Daymon Finigan, a member of the Liberty-Eylau High School Band, was selected to the ATSSB Texas 4A All-State Band.

• Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s online MBA program was ranked the 4th most affordable online MBA in the United States according to College Consensus. • Texarkana College’s choral students perform at Carnegie Hall. • Texarkana ISD was awarded the 2022-2024 Innovative Services for Students with Autism Grant (ISSA), with a grand total over $5 million. • The Liberty-Eylau girl’s powerlifting team sent several qualifiers to the state competition, and Indiyah Aldridge won the state title in the 97’s weight class. • Dr. Marilynn Harris Wallace Endowed Scholarship established at UAHT.

• Pleasant Grove High School

robotics team claims UIL State Championship and competes in World Robotics Championship.

• Texas High School Culinary Arts

Academy unveils new food truck, the only culinary arts program in Northeast Texas operating a food truck. • Texarkana College was recognized by Achieving the Dream as a leader college of distinction. • Trinity Christian School (TCS) announced the appointment of Phil Nash as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. • Arkansas High School “Cyberhogs” placed as runner-up in E-sports state competition. • Keniyah Bryant, Arkansas High School student, wins 200 meters 5A State championship. • Redwater ISD wins Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) District of Distinction Award.

• St. James Day School middle

school students win two Best in Show categories in international “Plant the Moon” competition.



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