Arkansas High vs. Texas High Football Game is Here!

Todd Ledford and Barry Norton

Todd Ledford and Barry Norton

Thank you Todd Ledford and Barry Norton for visiting our club to talk about the upcoming Arkansas High School vs Texas High School football game!

 

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Stuffing Backpacks at the Resource Center

The Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary club met at the Texarkana Resource Center yesterday to help stuff backpacks full of school supplies for needy children! Attached are a few pictures from the meeting!

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North Heights Character First Award Recipients

Congratulations to our North Heights Character First Recipients Rico Thomas and Elizabeth Pendergraft for a job well done!

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Congratulations Ellen Andrews!

Ellen Andrews, our Four Way Test Winner, was awarded 2nd place at the District competition this weekend out of a total of 16 students that competed!

Ellen did an exceptional job representing Oaklawn Rotary Club and we are very excited to see what she can do for our community in the years to come!

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Harvest Texarkana Packing Food Boxes

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Character First: North Heights Junior High School

Logan Lowery and Hannah Phillips

The objective of Character First is to recognize middle school students who have displayed outstanding character traits during the previous grading period. Oaklawn Rotarians periodically honor two students from each Texas Middle School; Liberty Eylau School, Pleasant Grove Middle School, and North Heights Middle School. The students from each school are nominated by the faculty of their school.

Thank you Logan Lowery and Hannah Phillips for the exemplary character you are displaying for the students around you!  We know you are destined to do great things!

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Character First: Pleasant Grove Middle School

Nathan Jennings and Mary Old

The objective of Character First is to recognize middle school students who have displayed outstanding character traits during the previous grading period. Oaklawn Rotarians periodically honor two students from each Texas Middle School; Liberty Eylau School, Pleasant Grove Middle School, and North Heights Middle School. The students from each school are nominated by the faculty of their school.

Thank you Nathan Jennings and Mary Old for the exemplary character you are displaying for the students around you!  We know you are destined to do great things!

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Bill Cork: Texarkana Chamber of Commerce

Bill Cork - Texarkana Chamber of Commerce

Bill Cork from the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce spoke today on Economic Development for Texarkana Texas, as well as how the chamber has evolved to bring a more modern approach to providing information to prospective businesses in today’s modern internet and information driven society.

Thank you for the presentation Mr. Cork, and the services you provide to our community!

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Back to School with Ben Carson and Stormy Cullom

Stormy Cullom

Our Meeting for the week was Superintendent Ben Carson and Stormy Cullom who did a Back to School Presentation to promote the Liberty-Eylau Independent School District.

Stormy demonstrated using web 2.0 technology as an educational tool for learning by giving our rotary club a pop quiz over the 90s! (Cruncher “90’s Champ” Gant took first place!)

Thank you Ben and Stormy for all you are doing for our students and our community!

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New Member: Frances Cash Ugwuybu

‘Today we welcomed Frances Cash Ugwaybu as a new member to our club. Membership Director Tiffany Kirkland welcomed Frances with the help of her sponsor, Winford Dunn.

Our own Becky Kessler, Superintendent for Texarkana, Arkansas schools, gave a presentation on the district, recapping her first year in this position.

Becky highlighted a number of infrastructure changes as well as some new program events like a back to school fair that went over in great form.

Becky is especially proud of her staff and made a prediction on the 100th anniversary Arkansas-Texas High football game in two weeks that her students are especially fast this year having won a number of track and field event – she has high hopes for an upset this year!’

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