Conway Public Schools has named its 2018-19 Teachers of the Year.
Sallie Cone Preschool- Paris Broyles
Ida Burns Elementary- LeAnna Floyd
Woodrow Cummins Elementary- Stephanie Berkemeyer
Theodore Jones Elementary- Anna Schichtl
Carolyn Lewis Elementary- Keisha McDaniel
Florence Mattison Elementary- Marion Bailey
Julia Lee Moore Elementary- Bryan Cole
Ellen Smith Elementary- Kori Sisson
Jim Stone Elementary- Stephanie Lovelady
Marguerite Vann Elementary- Monica Garcia
Bob & Betty Courtway Middle School- Elise Hampton
Ruth Doyle Middle School- Natalie Lea
Ray & Phyllis Simon Middle School- Amy Ellenburg
Carl Stuart Middle School- Che Masters
Conway Junior High- Jennifer Barnett
Conway High School- A.J. Spiridigliozzi
Conway Public Schools has named Springdale Har-Ber Assistant Keith Fimple as the new Head Football Coach for the Wampus Cats.
Defensive Coordinator at Har-Ber for the last 4 years, Fimple has coached in the State Championship game 5 times in his career.
New Conway Athletic Director Clint Ashcraft says Coach Fimple will grow our students on and off the field.
“We are very excited about Coach Fimple taking over the football program at Conway High School,” says Ashcraft. “His passion for student athletes is highly evident even after spending just a short amount of time with him.”
Ashcraft introduced Fimple to the team Monday afternoon following his final interview.
Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry says the district will begin his transition to Conway as soon as they can.
“I believe that Keith Fimple will be an outstanding head football coach for our team,” says Murry. “We look forward to seeing our program get better and better under Coach Fimple’s leadership.”
Fimple has been coaching for 21 years, spending time not only at Springdale Har-Ber but also Henderson State University, El Dorado, Fort Smith Southside, and Fayetteville.
Two Conway High School juniors have made perfect scores on the ACT.
Gail Oudekerk and Archer Murray, both members of the graduating class of 2019, scored ‘36’ on the test, which was given to the entire junior class on February 28th.
In addition to these two, 28 CHS students scored 30 or above on the exam.
“We are beyond proud of these students,” says Principal Jason Lawrence. “This is an outstanding group of kids. They are doing great things now, and will continue to do great things. Stay tuned.”
In Arkansas, the ACT is given free of charge to all students one time during their high school career. Conway High School offers the test to students during the spring semester of their junior year.
The ACT is accepted for admission by all Arkansas colleges and many out of state universities as well.
Conway’s average ACT score is 20.8 compared to the state average of 19.4.
Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry says the district has much to celebrate.
“These students’ scores are a culminating achievement…reflective of the work done throughout their academic careers and shared by teachers and parents who have helped shaped them as they’ve learned and grown,” Murry said.
Conway has now had 6 students in the last 4 years who have made the perfect ’36.’
Conway High School Senior Gopi Lukhi has been named an Academic All-Star by the Arkansas Times.
Chosen from more than 100 applicants statewide, Lukhi joins the 23rd class of All-Stars who were nominated by their high school teachers, counselors and administrators.
The final selection of 10 girls and 11 boys was made by a panel of educators and Arkansas Times editors.
“Gopi is not only an amazing student, but a great citizen, talented musician, and a hard worker,” says Conway High School Principal Jason Lawrence. “We know that she will be successful in all she sets out to do. ”
Lukhi and her family will join the other finalists at a reception at UALR on April 27th.
The Arkansas Times established the All-Stars Program in 1995 as an effort to acknowledge Arkansas students for not only their academic achievements, but also their humanitarian efforts and other extracurricular activities.
Toad Suck Daze is getting yet another famous food favorite, this time with some help from our Conway High School Culinary students.
Four culinary contestants presented their Petit Jean hot dogs recipes to judges from the community.
The live judging competition for the “Official Hot Dog of Toad Suck” was held in the Culinary Arts lab, where the top two contestants were chosen.
This weekend, social media voting of the top 2 hot dogs will begin.
The community will choose this years “official hot dog of Toad Suck”. Just go to the Toad Suck Daze Facebook page and vote on your favorite! The voting will go through Monday. The winner will be announced at a press conference Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The top dog will be this years “Official Hot Dog of Toad Suck”.
The top two contestants are Hannah Bramlett (Colombiano, Petit Jean Hot dog topped with coleslaw, mustard, ketchup, potato chips, chipotle aioli, Petit Jean Bacon, pineapple sauce and pineapple red onion relish) and Sarah Maull (Toad Mode – Petit Jean Hot Dog, topped with Chili, sautéed onion and peppers, petit jean bacon, and smoked cheddar and jalapeño.)
Make sure you vote for your favorite!
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