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KBC Media brings home 27 awards

KBC Media brings home 27 awards

April 24, 2017


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Members of the KBC Media staff earned a total of 27 awards at the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association convention in Hot Springs last week. Aaliyah Davis was named second place Photojournalist of the Year, Rakia Edmonson was named third place Designer of the Year and MyEisha Jones won third place...

Davis named Jostens National Photo Contest winner

Davis named Jostens National Photo Contest winner

April 15, 2017


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Jostens, the leading provider of publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market, recently announced the winners of its nationally acclaimed 2017 Photo Contest. The annual competition, co-sponsored by Jostens and Wolfe's Camera, celebrates the creative and innovative talents...

Tornado warning makes for chaotic dismissal

Tornado warning makes for chaotic dismissal

Amia Conner

March 30, 2017


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Monday it was a warm rainy day. The lights flickered on and off. Rain during the day . Thunder rang throughout the day. At 3:30, Mississippi County was put under tornado warning. A tornado was spotted on Interstate 55. Students were quickly moved into the halls. A few students, however, didn’t tak...

Pi Day gets messy

Pi Day gets messy

Shea Jones

March 14, 2017


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Pi Day was a thrilling time for students and staff. Biance Fuller was chased around the cafeteria by Mr. Myers while he was spraying two cans of shaving cream. Mr. Tabuanaba dodged his plate of shaving cream thrown by DeAunte Thomas and smashed the plate into DeAunte's face. Ms. Wright slammed a plat...

Prom date set

Prom date set

Destinee Ball-Terry

March 14, 2017


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Prom is on a roll. Thanks to Mr. Mayes, Ms.Pulliam and Nurse Herbert, the 11th grade will be having a prom this year. The date is May 5, and the site rental has already been paid for. Thanks to many donors, the prom has been heavily funded, with ticket sales making up any shortfalls.  As of now, the p...

KBC Media wins big at ASU competition

KBC Media wins big at ASU competition

March 5, 2017


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KBC Media's "Strike Press" was named top online newspaper at Arkansas State University's 79th Communication Day event on Saturday, March 4. The staff also earned an honorable mention in the documentary short category for their Black History Month video series. Individual staff winners were Tai'Mhariya...

Cotton speaks in Jonesboro

Cotton speaks in Jonesboro

Aaliyah Davis

March 3, 2017


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Today Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton spoke in Jonesboro at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event was Cotton's third time to address the group NEA Political Animals. After being introduced by the group's organizers, the senator spoke on the country's intelligence gathering mechanisms. Following his speech, he took several questions from the audience. The setting was quite ...

Storm damage, power outages result in school closure

Storm damage, power outages result in school closure

Destinee Ball-Terry

March 2, 2017


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Early Wednesday morning, strong storms blew through Mississippi County and surrounding areas. Due to very strong winds, there was a lot of damage to people’s homes in the community and a huge power outage. Many community members reported damage to their property, and many people were still without ...

Black History Month program highlights student talent

Black History Month program highlights student talent

March 1, 2017


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On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the school held its first Black History Month program.  The program was honoring our black leaders that had led our country to cope better with black individuals. These black leaders have done a successful job at making America a great place by giving the stories of their lives and ...

Valentine delivery changes announced

Rakia Edmonson

February 11, 2017


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Major changes have been made to KBC’s delivery policy. On Valentine’s Day no outside deliveries can be made to the school. There will be no KIPP of Hearts this year due to no longer having a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This is the first time KIPP hasn’t had this event,  and signs have been ...

Science Fair to be held Saturday

Science Fair to be held Saturday

Aaliyah Davis

January 26, 2017


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According to science chair Damien Myers, this year’s science fair will be held at ANC Wellness Center, on Saturday, January 28, from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. The following will be held free at the event: Science Fair Displayś Health Vendors Free Breast Cancer Screenings Diabetes Town hall meetings ...

Thanksgiving meal highlights team and family

Thanksgiving meal highlights team and family

Aaliyah Davis

November 23, 2016


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Parents, teachers and students gathered together for the annual Thanksgiving meal before the holiday break. The meal was held at BCPS for the first time and participants agreed it went really great. “I’m thankful to be spending this holiday with my family, money, and my friends,” freshman Yaszm...

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