Two students enrolled in the Advanced Chamber Choir at Conway High School recently auditioned for a college scholarship with the Arkansas Chamber Singers.
The contest is state-wide and open to seniors who will be majoring in music in the fall.
Aryana Gardner, placed first in the competition, earning a $1,000 scholarship.
Seth Guidry, placed second in the competition, earning a $500 scholarship.
"These two students exemplify the Wampus Cat spirit of excellence," says Conway High School Choir Director Sam Huskey. "They are always doing their utmost to achieve the highest standards in music. I am very proud of them both."
This week, First Graders from around the district came together to meet "UCA", the 93 foot blue whale from the UCA Stem Institute.
They learned many facts pertaining to the largest mammals on Earth.
During their visit, students participated in several experiments to learn about how the blue whale eats and then how it protects itself in icy cold waters.
Every student went into the belly of the whale where several whale experts hung out to answer questions and provide additional facts.
This learning activity is an extension to classroom learning using a shared reading text titled, Amazing Wales!
Students have been researching all about whales, their habitat, interesting facts, and even had an opportunity to adopt a real whale!
"This is a fun way to take learning up another notch," says Instructional Facilitator Nicole Loftis. "We had a WHALE of a GOOD TIME!"
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