Featured image: Carson Allender introduces his mom, Batesville City Council member Julie Hinkle, as a potential new partner for Sulphur Rock EAST.
Batesville EAST — made up of programs from Batesville High School, Batesville Junior High, Sulphur Rock Elementary, and Eagle Mountain Elementary — recently hosted an event honoring several of their VIP partners.
The regional event, which was held at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, also included EAST programs from around the area. John Riggs, EAST Initiative board president, spoke about EAST’s vision and commitment.
The EAST Initiative is an educational program that promotes self-directed, project-based learning through service and technology. EAST stands for Education Accelerated through Service & Technology.
Kade Barber (standing), Batesville Junior High EAST student, watches as (from left) Chloe Massey, Sawyer Sandage, and Addison Gipson work to win a game at the recent EAST VIP event.
Wren Wyatt introduces Eagle Mountain EAST’s VIPs as facilitator Briley Strecker and classmate Stevie Carter look on.
John Riggs speaks to a crowd of EAST facilitators, students, and community partners at the local EAST VIP event hosted by Batesville EAST.
Josie Fairchild of Batesville High School EAST introduces VIP guests at the recent EAST VIP event at UACCB.
EAST VIPs pose for a group photo at the recent EAST VIP event held at Independence Hall on the campus of UACCB. The event was hosted by the four programs that make up Batesville EAST. All images submitted.