Nine students from Hope High School won honors at the recent Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative Reading Fair.

Nine students from Hope High School won honors at the recent Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative Reading Fair.
The nine Pre-Advanced Placement English freshmen students were selected through a preliminary competition to represent HHS at the SWAEC on the University of Arkansas-Hope campus, according to sponsor Courtney Howard.
“A school-based selection process was held in the HHS library in order to qualify for the event,” Howard said. “Students were given the opportunity to practice their presentation skills and share their learning with our Instructional Coordinator, Ms. Tisha Hunter, and our ninth-tenth grade counselor, Patti Roberts.”
Projects with either project board or technology driven presentations which dealt with a book chosen by each student or project team.
“All projects required students to be well-versed in the plot, themes, conflict, characters, and driving forces within their selections,” Howard said. “Students not only had the opportunity to create something they found interest in, but also gained presentation and conversational skills that they will carry with them as they move forward.”
Technology presentation winners included Zoltin Dellosso and Cesar Santos, first place; and, Nyla Muldrew and Zykeis Ragion, second place.
Project board presentation winners included Nadene Wallace and Ke’ara Key, first place; Asia Stockdale and Leasly Rangel, second place; and Raven Sanders, third place.
“I’m so proud of the way our students represented Hope High School and themselves at the SWAEC Reading Fair,” Howard said. “It has been a wonderful opportunity to witness the preparation process and the passion they have in sharing their own learning with me and others in our community.”
Entries by the HHS students included: Nadene Wallace and Ke’ara Key presenting “The Ninth Ward,” by Jewell Parker Rhodes; Nyla Muldrew and Zykeis Ragion presenting “The Notebook,” by Nicholas Sparks; Raven Sanders presenting “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett; and Asia Stockdale presenting “The Queen of Water,” by Maria Virginia Farinango.