ASPA Contest Entries

James West an Inspirational Citizen of Searcy

James West an Inspirational Citizen of Searcy

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, Features November 22, 2016 at 3:03 PM 0 comments

Searcy(LP) Everyone knows someone who can talk a lot. James West, Searcy citizen, has a lot of great stories to tell. James West has lived in Searcy for sixty five years. He moved from his home in California and performed many jobs such as welling, building several bridges in LittleRead More

Arkansas Removes Issue 7 from Ballot Guaranteeing the Passing of Issue 6

Arkansas Removes Issue 7 from Ballot Guaranteeing the Passing of Issue 6

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News November 9, 2016 at 2:41 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP)  The Arkansas Supreme Court has taken Issue 7 off of the ballot for November. Issue 7, also known as the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act, was one of two medical marijuana initiatives on the November ballot. Issue 6 is the second medical marijuana proposal. “Because we conclude that theRead More

Local Heros Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time

Local Heros Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News November 4, 2016 at 5:34 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) White County Kicking Cancer  Foundation had their second 5k/1k walk/run Saturday, October 29th at 4 p.m. White County Kicking Cancer Foundation was founded by Sherry Wilson, Mike Wilson and Myrtle Hughes. This Foundation deals with many cancers and has a board of members who help find cancer patientsRead More

SHS Changes for the Best Through the Ages

SHS Changes for the Best Through the Ages

Searcy (LP) Searcy High School was founded in 1870. Many changes have taken place on the campus since the founding. Including the burning down of the school in 1965, and then the re-building of what students now know as Searcy High School. Within the last 20 years, the entire westRead More

Political Election Affects Student Life

Political Election Affects Student Life

Searcy (LP) With the election coming soon in November, some students are paying close attention to the candidates and their political stances and they are learning about how much this election could impact their lives. The government has control of student’s education, which is the biggest thing directly influencing theirRead More

Lions Shine at the Showcase of Bands

Lions Shine at the Showcase of Bands

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News October 13, 2016 at 1:50 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) The Searcy High School Marching Lion Band participated in the Showcase of Bands on October 8th. Thirty five bands from around the state gathered in War Memorial Stadium to compete and be judged for ratings, and 14 bands were in the same classification. Searcy was awarded First DivisionsRead More

Testing Takes its Toll on Students

Testing Takes its Toll on Students

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 30, 2016 at 1:51 PM 0 comments

  Searcy (LP) From Pre-school to college, test have been a big part of our educational system. When a student is smaller; shapes, colors, numbers  and alphabet, But as we get older the test seem to spread more from our behavior and health to our education and futures. Testing effectsRead More

Students in Host Family

Students in Host Family

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 22, 2016 at 8:25 PM 0 comments

Nowadays, a lot of exchange students and international students live with a host family. Staying with a host family abroad is a popular option for international students. Each year, thousands of U.S. families open their homes and hearts to visitors from all over the world. In a home family, students canRead More

Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness

ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) September is the national month of suicide awareness. According to the Jason Foundation, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. In Arkansas, a person commits suicide every 17 hours. This isRead More

School Cell Phone Policy: Is it Time for Change?

School Cell Phone Policy: Is it Time for Change?

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 16, 2016 at 1:31 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) Searcy High School has a strongly enforced cell phone policy where students are not allowed to use their phones at any time on the school grounds and if they are caught with their phone out, it will be taken and given back a few days later to theirRead More