Alice has spent her entire young life creating art and has been at it since she could hold a pencil.
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Arkadelphia High School graduated 124 seniors at Henderson State University’s Wells Gym. The gym was packed with family and friends, excited for AHS’s first traditional graduation in two years.
While it has changed over the years with different administration, technology, and the pandemic, the core of the program remains the same as it was four decades ago.
Students in Mrs. Ashley Wesley’s Foundations and Methods of Teaching classes are able to also participate in Educators Rising, an organization designed to offer more opportunities to students interested in going in to teaching as adults.
During the event there was representation from Samoa, Indonesia, China, India, Malawi, Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador, Poland, Peru, and South Korea. Presenters brought artifacts, family heirlooms, traditional food, and PowerPoint presentations to represent their cultures. Many also dressed in traditional clothing.
Ashley Wesley, an AHS teacher, just recently received her award for 15 years of service as an FBLA advisor. She estimates that it has probably been a program at the high school for 30 years or more.
Maria Fields’ and Grant Reimers’ English classes are doing a weekly activity designed to help foster a love of reading and books in the young adults. On First-Chapter Fridays, 9th- and 10th-grade students have the opportunity to read the first chapter of a book and compete in a tie-in activity to win a copy of the book.