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AHS Cone Foundation awards 20 grants to local non-profits
Arkadelphia Public Schools
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Arkadelphia High School CONE Foundation awarded 20 grants to various non-profit organizations for their proposed projects in Clark County at its annual awards ceremony.  The CONE Foundation, made up of 17 Gifted and Talented seniors at Arkadelphia High School, received over 24 proposals requesting almost $25,000.00.  The 2017 selected recipients at the December 4, 2017 ceremony were:

Educational Grants


Badger Scholar - Miss Rebecca Alexander

Central Primary - Mrs. Charlotte Dewitt

Peake Elementary - Mrs. Tina Calhoon

APSD Early Learning Programs - Mrs. Tasha Hines

APSD Food Pantry - Ms. Paula Keeling

Peake Elementary - Mrs. Mona Jackson

AHS Football Program - Mr. Ben Chandler

APSD ALE Program - Laurel Cannon


Community Grants


Lighthouse Ministry - Mrs. Debbie Files

Clark County Humane Society - Ms. Amanda Malcom

Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Arkansas - Mrs.Beverly Hankins

CASA - Ms. Sherry Bailey

Arkadelphia Junior Auxilary - Mrs. Jessica Wright

OBU Dept. of Kinesiology - Mrs. Amber Chelette

Healthier Clark County Coalition - Gizelle Oliver

Percy & Donna Malone Child Safety Center - Mrs.Deborah Sesser

CALL of Clark County - Mrs. Sarah Teed

Humane Society - Dr. Virginia Anderson

OBU Ben Elrod Center - Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly



YAC Student Initiated Grants

AHS JROTC - Mr. Chase Goodson

Goza Youth Act Council - Christy Smith, Sponsor


The senior students making up the CONE Foundation are: Elizabeth Adair, Kennedy Brunson, Mollie Daniell, Parker Davis, Fateemah Faiq, Allie Harris, Jordan Jarboe, Trent Keeling, Blanton Matthews, Ryan Motl, Jenna Purifoy, Clayton Robbins, Taylor Savage, Harrison Shuffield, Ashlyn Taylor, and Haley Zeiler. Sponsor: Ms. Nancy Mortensen