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Clinton EAST gets grade of ‘superior’

The Clinton High School EAST recently received superior ratings at the National EAST Conference.

The National EAST Conference happens once a year and all the EASTs from around the country gather in Hot Springs, Ark., to show off their EAST programs. Once there the EASTs are judged on Project Sophistication, Innovation, Student Growth, Community Involvement, and Communication Skills.

Each school selects two presenters from their conference team, who present their EAST program to a panel of judges. The presenters must cover the aforementioned topics as well as giving a brief overview of the projects that are going on in their EAST program.

This year’s Clinton Conference Team consisted of Kristin Campbell, Mercedes Duncan, Garrett Robbins, Nicole Sykes, Cain Kipfer, Caleb Pryor, Jonathan Moody and Kylie Webb. They were accompanied by the Clinton High School EAST facilitator Burtie Harder and the district technology coordinator Dewayne Sykes.

EAST students also have the option to compete in individual competitions. This year Caleb Pryor and his video team entered an anti-bullying film, Carl’s Story, into the Video Showcase Competition sponsored by the UALR School for Mass Communication and won first place. To see his award winning video, search in YouTube for CBJ9698 Carl’s Story.

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