Students in Ms. Sirkis' class at Louise Durham Elementary were all in with bright colors on Tuesday for Red Ribbon Week!
The winner for the Mena Middle School Unified/Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest has been decided. Thanks to the Mena High School Student Council for helping judge. 1st place: Mrs. Parnell 2nd place: Ms. Martin 3rd place: Mrs. Frost
The Mena Middle School Glow Dance was held on Tuesday and it was a big success!
The 2023 Louise Durham Elementary Fall Carnival!
The 2023 Mena High School Homecoming Queen was crowned on Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Maid of Honor was Holiday Neufeld and the Queen is Sophia Vacca. Holiday Neufeld is the daughter of Jeff and Jerusha Neufeld. Holiday is in NHS, the treasurer of NEHS and has earned her academic letter and second academic bar. Holiday is the elected President of the Spotlight Singers, a vocalist in Jazz Band, and has been chosen as the lead female role in this year's school musical, Newsies. She has also had the privilege of representing Mena High School as a four time All Region Choir member and a 2023 All-State Choir member. Holiday has also competed and won the Mena High School talent show two years in a row. After high school, Holiday plans to attend college and major in music education while continuing to sing in choir at the college level. Sophia Vacca is the daughter of Scott and Ashley Vacca. Sophia is President of NEHS, President of NHS, Co-Editor of the Yearbook Staff, and the elected Vice President of Student Council. She has received her academic letter and second academic bar. Sophia is on the Varsity Sideline and Competition Cheer Team and Varsity soccer team. She received an All-State nomination in Soccer last year. Sophia is a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and serves on the Catholic Youth Advisory Council. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Dallas and major in Psychology.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered the game ball on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium and the Bearcats ran with it. Mena Bearcats-37 Fouke-13 Mena improves to 4-4 on the season and the team plays at Ashdown next Friday.
Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Mr. Wes Ward toured the Duckett Outdoor Classroom and Natural Resources Lab on Friday. Ward was in town for the governors "Capitol for a Day" program.
Thursday was Sr. Night for Mena Ladycat Volleyball and four seniors were honored. Including ELAINA ALESHIRE CAROLINE CANNON MALLORY FARRINGER JOCELYN HERNANDEZ These Ladycats have been a part of three conference championship teams. With an overall record of 83 wins and 12 losses. Congratulations on a great career. Mena defeated Arkadelphia 3-0. (25-14/25-14/25/13) The Ladycats open play in the 4A State Tournament at Shiloh in Springdale on Tuesday at noon.
HHE Great Teammate Award winners for this week are Garrison Singleton, Ryder Grasman, Liliana Youmans, Olive Craig, and Cisley McDaniel. These students demonstrated a positive attitude, reliability, helpfulness, and willingness to learn. The boys will be water boys for the SR High football game tomorrow, and the girls will be team captains at the Sr high volleyball game tonight.
The Juniors defeated the Seniors in overtime in the Powderpuff Football Championship on Wednesday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
Mena Middle School Project Prevent Team at the State Project Prevent Youth Led Fact Fed Conference in Benton today.
Congratulations to the Mena High School Band for receiving a First Division Superior Rating at the Region 8 Marching Assessment on Tuesday.
The Mena Ladycats won the 4AWest Conference Championship on Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Fountain Lake. (25-20/25-16/25-19) Mena wraps up the regular season on Thursday when they play Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center.
Congratulations to Mena FFA member Kiylee Hughes on exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Arkansas Bred Lamb and the Reserve Grand Champion Overall Market Lamb at the Arkansas State Fair!!
It's Spirit Week at Mena High School and Monday was "Rhyme for No Reason" Day.
Ms. Tammy Taylor graciously donated HHE a gift card to use for shoes for our students! Thank you so much Tammy for your generous donation!!
2023-2024 Mena High School FBLA officers. Front: Hailey Emerson - President Left to right: Addison Thomas - VP Communication Kilee Rowe - Parliamentarian Tessa Williams - Freshman Ambassador Kiylee Hughes - VP Administration Hunter Cannon - VP Fundraising Sophie Brewer - VP Community Service Elaina Aleshire - Reporter Isabel Vacca - Secretary Elijah Smith - Treasurer
The HHE garden crew green bean picking!
HHE Great Teammate Award winners Journey Copelin, and Julia Henry were team captains at the Sr High volleyball game on Thursday.
HHE Great Teammate Award winners for this week are Carter McElveen, Case Land, Journey Copelin, and Julia Henry. These students demonstrated a positive attitude, reliability, helpfulness, and willingness to learn. The boys will be water boys for the JR High football game tonight, and the girls will be team captains at the Sr high volleyball game tonight.