JANAYI BAKER AND ADRIAN WALKER SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT Magnolia High School senior, Janayi Baker, recently signed her national letter of intent to play basketball for National Park College in Hot Springs. During her senior season for the Lady Panthers, she led the team in assists with five per game, while averaging six points per game. Janayi was also a 4A Region 8 all-conference selection this season. Janayi will play for the NPC Nighthawks this upcoming fall semester. The Nighthawks women's basketball team competes as a Division II program within the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 2. Senior guard, Adrian Walker, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the SAU Tech Rockets. During his senior season with the MHS Panthers, Adrian averaged10.1 points per game, had a 3-point field goal average of 40%, and shot 72% from the free throw line. He was also named 4A Region 8 all-conference two times in his career. Adrian played on teams that won three conference championships, three regional championships, two state championships, and had a career record of 78-1. He will play for the SAU Tech Rockets next fall semester. SAU Tech plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 2 Division II.
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Magnolia High School Scholarship Signing
STUDENT MEDICATION PICKUP Parents of students with medications stored in the school nurse's office are reminded that those medications should be picked up no later than the last day of the school year, May 27. Any medications left in the nurse's office after May 27 will be disposed of by the school nurse in accordance with current laws and rules.
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Medicaid Update Arkansas Campaign Medicaid clients are asked to update their contact information with DHS. For more information click here: https://5il.co/1ajo6
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Today marks the conclusion of this year’s Magnolia READS event. In the final video, Mrs. Rader and Mrs. Waters share the activities and projects their campuses participated in during the financial literacy project. Mr. Ward joins them in expressing appreciation to the partners and community members who participated in Magnolia READS. Click the link below to view the video. https://youtu.be/qnL6BrDRFw8
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Magnolia READS-Final Video
MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CONCERT
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Magnolia Middle School  Band Concert - May 12 - 6:00 pm - Magnolia Performing Arts Center
MHS STUDENTS RECEIVE CHAD TURNER SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Three Magnolia High School seniors recently received a $1500 scholarship sponsored by the Chad Turner Shelter Insurance Foundation. Allie Cranston, Riley Hall, and Rushang Patel were chosen from a committee of local high school officials and community leaders. The scholarship is based on scholastic achievements and community activities.
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Chad Turner Shelter Insurance Foundation scholarship winner.
Chad Turner Shelter Insurance Foundation scholarship winner.
Chad Turner Shelter Insurance Foundation  scholarship winner
As the Magnolia READS financial literacy project ends, Lionel Davis, a senior at MHS in the Work-based Learning class, shares what he has learned as an intern working multiple jobs this year. Click the link below to hear Lionel’s journey as a student intern and what he has learned about financial literacy and being an employee at a young age. https://youtu.be/Ji9eAHO6yZ4
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Magnolia READS-Lionel Davis
NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY The Magnolia School District celebrates National School Nurse Day as we acknowledge the accomplishments of our school nurses and their efforts to meet the needs of our students by improving the delivery of healthcare on each campus. We appreciate our school nurses, who contribute to our local community by helping students, stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and guardians at work. The Magnolia School District school nurses are: • Laura Neill – Magnolia High School – Freshman Academy • Amber Colvin – Magnolia High School • Kenice Hayes – Magnolia Middle School • Melissa Miller – Central Elementary School • Alesha Miller - East Side Elementary School • Kristie Wood – Kindergarten at East Side Elementary School • Brandy Triplet – Walker Pre-Kindergarten Center
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Magnolia School District School Nurses on National School Nurse Day
Magnolia School District Recognizes National School Nurse Day
Magnolia School District Recognizes National School Nurse Day
Magnolia School District Recognizes National School Nurse Day
Today’s Magnolia READS video comes from Jason Ray, a 1997 Magnolia High School graduate and Commercial Loan Officer at Farmers Bank and Trust. Jason talks about working at the Boys and Girls Club during his teen years and what he learned about managing finances and developing a strong work ethic. Click the link below to hear Jason’s journey from a Boys and Girls Club employee to current member of the Club’s Board of Directors. https://youtu.be/s6RqOva12kY
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Magnolia READS-Jason Ray
Magnolia High School Named Jostens 2022 National Yearbook Program of Excellence ------------------------------------------------------- Magnolia High School program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook. Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Magnolia High School’s yearbook program has achieved the Jostens 2022 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the Bronze Level. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy. The Magnolia High School award-winning yearbook program is led under the direction of Rachel Fish, Magnolia High School yearbook adviser. “This year was a great first year for me as a new advisor. I had a great staff who really stepped up and made this book a reality. My editors, Abby Poindexter and Aaliyah Willingham, blew me away with their knowledge and willingness to help me with anything and everything. My business manager, Samantha Wilson, was a beast at selling ads, taking great photographs of everything, and creating pages from scratch. My design artist, Monet Coppersmith, created several custom drawings specifically for the yearbook and that makes it a unique one-of-a-kind book especially since we may never have that again. I was truly blessed with a phenomenal staff this year and I will miss them greatly next year.” --Rachel Fish The award was presented to the Magnolia High School yearbook program for achieving defined criteria in between one and three of the following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. “Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have created an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Tammy Whitaker, Jostens VP and COO Yearbook Division. “These schools did an exceptional job on multiple levels, despite the challenges presented by this school year. Yearbooks are a critical part of capturing and telling a school’s story, and Jostens is dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members as they do their important work.” Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, MN, Jostens is a subsidiary of Platinum Equity and can be found online at www.jostens.com.
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Magnolia High School Yearbook Cover - 2022
MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS The Magnolia Public School Foundation (MPSF) recently awarded scholarships to three Magnolia High School seniors. Emily Brigham, Jasmine Fuller, and Kailee King were each awarded $1,000. All three are currently planning to attend Southern Arkansas University. The Foundation was founded four years ago for two purposes: to provide grants to teachers for enriching the classroom experience for their students with opportunities above the basic experience and to provide scholarship assistance to qualifying high school seniors. In the past three years, MPSF has been able to fund twelve scholarships to students and seven grants to teachers. Magnolia Public School alumni and patrons are encouraged to participate in these awards. If you would like more information about participation, you may call Jennifer Hubbard 870-904-2018/870-234-6356. You may also mail contributions to Magnolia Public School Foundation, P.O. Box 177, Magnolia, AR 71754. All donations are tax deductible.
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Emily Brigham - Magnolia PS Foundation Scholarship
Jasmine Fuller - Magnolia PS Foundation Scholar
Kailee King - Magnolia PS Foundation Scholar
SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZES RETIRING MEMBERS The Magnolia School Board recognized two retiring members during their regular board meeting on May 9. Board president, Mike Waters, presented plaques to Lynsandra Curry and William Watson in appreciation of their service to the Magnolia School District. Lynsandra Curry served on the board for seven years, while William Watson served twenty-six years. For the last several years, William also served in the role as vice-president of the board.
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Magnolia School Board member retires
*** Time Correction*** MHS COLORGUARD MEETING MHS Band will have a mandatory meeting for any student wishing to join colorguard on Tuesday, May 10. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the MHS Band Hall. PARENTS MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING.
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Sara Roan, a 2000 graduate of Magnolia High School and the Real Estate Closing agent for Farmers Bank and Trust, shares her experiences of working at the Columbia County Circuit Clerk’s office as a sixteen-year-old MHS student. Click the link below to view Sara’s story. https://youtu.be/mbYgWE76XbA
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Magnolia READS-Sara Roan
Troi Kacsir – 2022 Chamber of Commerce Young Person of the Year Magnolia High School senior, Troi Kacsir, was chosen as the 2022 Chamber of Commerce Young Person of the Year at the annual Chamber banquet on March 17. This award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of young people in the community. The winner is presented with a $250 scholarship, sponsored by Southern Title & Closing, to be used to continue their education. Nominees must reside in Columbia County and should exhibit the following qualities: Leadership ability; Involvement and/or Contribution to Community; Involvement and/or Contribution to School; Volunteerism; Innovation and Creativity. The individual must also be in the top ten percent of his or her class. Troi Kacsir has had many outstanding achievements while at Magnolia High School. She has served as Student Council President and as Quiz Bowl captain for three years. Troi organized the MHS community blood drive and a Panther pre-game fireworks show honoring victims of 9/11. She also earned a composite score of 34 on the ACT exam, with 36 being the best score. Troi is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the MHS Platinum Club. During her senior year, she was awarded the PEO Chapter CW Scholarship and the Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. Troi plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia the fall of 2022.
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2022 Magnolia Chamber of Commerce Young Person of the Year
FIVE MHS SENIORS AWARDED ARKANSAS GOVERNOR’S DISTINQUISHED SCHOLARSHIP Five Magnolia High School seniors have been awarded the 2022 Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. Those receiving the scholarships are Eli Barnett, Lindsey Cornwell, Chris Dai, Troi Kacsir, and Sam Trout. Students meeting the minimum eligibility criteria are eligible to be named Governor’s Distinguished Scholars. The student must earn either a 32 composite score on a single ACT or 1410 combined math and critical reasoning score on a single SAT and either a 3.50 academic grade point average or be selected as a National Achievement Finalist or National Merit Finalist. Financial need of the student is not a factor in the award of the scholarship; therefore, no financial information is required. The Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship pays up to $10,000 per year for tuition, mandatory fees, room and board. The scholarship is disbursed by the institution the student is attending and apportioned according to that institution’s academic terms. The student must be enrolled in at least 15 semester credit hours (12 semester credit hours the fall term of the freshman year) to receive funds for that term.
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Magnolia High School Governor's Distinguished Scholars
MAGNOLIA JUNIOR CHARITY LEAGUE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS Magnolia High School seniors, Jasmine Fuller and Zachary Lout, were recently awarded a scholarship from members of the Magnolia Junior Charity League (MJCL). Each student received a $1,000 award that may be used to attend Southern Arkansas University or SAU-Tech. The members of the MJCL organization volunteer to promote projects that improve Columbia County by assisting the needs of the children of the community.
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Magnolia Junior Charity League Scholarships 2022
Chris Dai Receives Mary Brown Florence Scholarship Magnolia High School senior, Chris Dai, is the recipient of the 2022 Mary Brown Florence Scholarship. The amount of the award is $1,100, which will be sent to the school of Chris’ choice. The criteria for this award, which was established in 1998, includes cumulative GPA, number of AP courses taken, ACT score, extracurricular activities, and participation in athletics or band.
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Chris Dai - Mary Brown Florence Scholarship 2022
Magnolia High School Students Will Attend Girls State Magnolia High School will have juniors Jaliah Larry, Marley Ford, and Jasmine Bates participate in the 79th Session of the American Legion Auxiliary Arkansas Girls State May 29 – June 3, 2022. Harding University in Searcy will host the Girls State delegates this year. Three local businesses or agencies sponsors and pays the registration fee for the participants. The local sponsors are the American Legion Auxiliary, Farmers Bank and Trust Co., and the Magnolia Junior Charity League. Arkansas Girls State in an immersive civics education program designed for young women who have completed their junior year of high school. Since 1942, the Arkansas Girls State program has been working to teach future generations of Arkansans citizens to be actively involved in their communities and government at every level. The program informs them about the duties, privileges, and participation in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp the meaning of some of the responsibilities, which they must assume when they become adults. The delegates elect their own officials, organize their own legislature, and have official visits to their respective counterparts in the capital. Once a student completes an application, a committee of teachers and a representative of the local American Legion Auxiliary make the decisions on who will attend Girls State based on the following qualifications: leadership, character and honesty, scholarship, cooperativeness, and community participation and service.
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Magnolia High School Girls State Representatives 2022
Magnolia High School Boys State Representative Magnolia High School junior, Jamie Neel, will attend the 81st Session of the American Legion Arkansas Boys State from May 29-June 3. Jamie will attend the event held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Farmer’s Bank and Trust sponsored and paid the registration fee for the local delegate. Boys State is a program of experience and education for high school junior boys. It is, in effect, a government unit in which each boy participates in the operation of local, county and state government. For eighty-one years, The American Legion Boys States have given an inside look at the demands of good citizenship and civic responsibilities to tomorrow's citizens and future leaders attending these annual workshops in government operations.
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Magnolia High School Boys State Representative 2022