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Class dismissed for the last time

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 27, 2019         

The green construction paper dragon hanging from the ceiling stares a hole through the school hallway. The artist granted the beast no expression, neither mournful nor rejoicing, merely watching what is and awaiting what is to be. To the faux reptile’s... More 

Deacon Daniel Velasco makes history in Searcy church

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 25, 2019         

SEARCY — Shortly after 6 p.m., the sunlight streamed through the narrow, stained glass windows along the right side of St. James Church in Searcy. The beams cut through the sanctuary air like a Sunday spiritual, setting ablaze everything they touched. One... More 

Then and now

Published: May 24, 2019   

Seniors Drew Lewis and Anna Wade hold their kindergarten photo from Lois Coney’s class at St. Joseph School in Conway, which both were in years ago. Before their graduation May 19, seniors walked through the school once last time May 13 to receive... More 

Tuttle looking to explore all creative outlets

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 24, 2019   

One day, Lillie Tuttle’s name might be rolling through the credits of the latest blockbuster for production design. It could be that she wins an Academy Award for her timeless costumes in the next historical drama. Or maybe, she’ll snap a... More 

Illness can’t keep Simpson from life in her second family

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 24, 2019   

If Grace Simpson had decided to cruise through her time as an upperclassman at Sacred Heart School in Morrilton, there aren’t many who would blame her. The senior was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri heading into junior year, a condition that... More 

Leadership possible thanks to Subiaco

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 24, 2019   

Paul Seiter is leaving Subiaco Academy a much different person than the one that arrived as a 10th-grader. He credits the school for fostering leadership skills he didn’t even know he had. “I’d have to say that’s one thing that’s... More 

Lehman looks beyond U.S. border for exchange

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 24, 2019   

Ethan Lehman is stepping out of his comfort zone in order to meet new people, try new foods and experience a new culture. Instead of heading off to college like most of his classmates, this Catholic High senior is moving across the globe to be back... More 

No sick days for MSM’s messenger Burney

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 24, 2019   

As a Mount St. Mary Academy freshman, Wesley Burney had to write down what she wanted to accomplish at the Little Rock school by senior year. “I remember I wanted to drive a Jeep and I do, so that’s pretty cool. I wanted to be Mountie Messenger... More 

Subiaco: Subiaco Academy

Published: May 23, 2019   

Lt. John-Rex Spivey, of the Subiaco Class of 2009 and the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2013, was the graduation speaker May 11 in the inner courtyard of Subiaco Abbey. The valedictorian was Gage Lee of Gainesville, Texas. The salutatorian was David... More 

Morrilton: Sacred Heart High School

Published: May 23, 2019   

Fourteen seniors graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Morrilton May 19 during a ceremony in the school gym/auditorium. Bailey Roscoe was the valedictorian. The salutatorian was Anja Hoelzeman, daughter of George and Cheryl Hoelzeman. She plans... More