Trojan Good Things, 2/28

Trojan Good Things, 2/28
Posted on 02/28/2020
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I love to highlight how involved our HSSD is with community programs and initiatives … for the final #TrojanGoodThings of February, I want to highlight our three students who were celebrated this week at the Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club meeting: Andrea Ortega, Sara Vasseau and Katyra Johnson.

Our Andrea Ortega (2020 Class President and Student Council President) was chosen by Hot Springs World Class High School leaders to serve as the student guest speaker at this meeting, as part of a series of student speakers invited by Rotary to represent respective area schools. Andrea did an outstanding job of speaking to the group and represented our Trojan Family with distinction and confidence. 

Our Sara Vasseau and Katyra Johnson have been selected to attend the 3-day RYLA Camp in April (*Rotarian Youth Leadership Awards Camp is hosted at the Arkansas 4H Center and is intensive leadership training and seminars for young people). They were introduced to the Rotarians and will have an opportunity to come back and speak about their Camp RYLA experience.

Finally, our students along with high school counselors and administrators and district administrators, as well as a full crowd of Rotarians, were honored to hear from Secretary of Education Johnny Key about updates at the Arkansas Department of Education.   Secretary Key spoke about a renewed focus on Career Education offerings (which the HSWCHS strongly embraces via our Career Academies model).

I also must include another accolade to the staff members, students, and community partners/supporters who were part of our Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting yesterday for the new Trojan Indoor Practice Facility and Baseball/Softball Complex. Both of these facilities are outstanding additions to our campus, and go toward maintaining and building world class athletic programs and extracurricular offerings for all of our students and for this community.

Trojan ‘Good Things’ is a weekly shout out from #HSSD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Nehus to individuals in our school community who are doing amazing things! It is her goal to communicate all the positives happening in #HSSD. If you have any special events happening in your classes or buildings or if you know of someone we need to give a shout out to, please complete the form at

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