Many of our students and families had a wonderful time again this year ice skating at the Arkansas Skatium. This is a fun time for us to get together and celebrate the end of the fall semester as well as the upcoming Christmas season! Quite a few went out to eat afterwards to enjoy more fellowship time.
CrossPointe Preparatory School is proud to announce the winners of its 3rd annual school spelling bee. Brooke, 7th grade, won the bee in the 22nd round by spelling the word “centenary”. Lilli Grace, 5th grade, took 2nd place and Abbey, 6th grade, took 3rd place. These three will go on to the White County Spelling Bee in January, along with those who finished 2nd from each grade level: Myles, Katelin, and Andrew. Brooke and Myles placed 2nd and 4th in the White County Bee last year.
CrossPointe seventh-grader Kendra Neill finished in first place at the 2013 White County Spelling Bee. Neill won in the 34th round of the contest, correctly spelling “legislatorial” to earn the top spot among the 79 entrants from throughout White County. Neill received a trophy and a $100 prize, and her name will be placed on a plaque that CrossPointe will display until next year’s contest. She also earned a spot to compete in the state bee in Conway on March 2nd.
This was the first year that CrossPointe competed in the county spelling bee. Wendy Neill, Kendra’s mother, organized a school spelling bee last fall and worked to prepare the entrants to the county bee.
In addition to Neill, CrossPointe was represented by Scarlett Leckie of Searcy, who finished in 7th place, and Alaina Headley of Cabot. A group of CrossPointe students and faculty attended the county bee to support the three girls and to enjoy this historic day for the school.
Lilli Grace Barden and Hannah Haddix, students at CrossPointe Preparatory and residents of Searcy, join other local children and Harding University students in the University’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The show is being performed as part of the University’s 2012 Homecoming weekend.
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, “Joseph” brings to life the biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The musical uses a narrator to present the story of Joseph, presented as a “dreamer,” and traces his life as he receives the coat, is sold into slavery by his brothers, and later rises to prominence in the government of Egypt. As in the biblical narrative, Joseph later interprets Pharaoh’s dreams, has a contentious reunion with his brothers when they journey to Egypt to buy food, and is eventually reunited with his father.