HOPE – The Beryl Henry Elementary School Leadership Council is a tradition at BHE that faculty advisor Gwen Newton demonstrated Tuesday night.
“Beryl Henry Leadership Council attended the Hope School Board session on Tuesday to honor school board members,” Newton said. “January is Arkansas School Board Recognition Month.”
Newton, BHE Principal Dr. Roy Turner, and four BHE Leadership Council representatives, Cole Ayers, Nyah Garland, Cassandra Frayre and Triston Young, attended. The students presented each board member with a certificate of appreciation created by the BHELC.
Ayers is a fan of BHE, Newton said.
“He really likes BHE,” she said. “His favorite subject is reading; and, when I asked him, ‘Why do you like reading?’ his response was, ‘I like reading because it relaxes me.’”
Frayre is driven academically, Newton said.
“She tries very hard to be a successful student,” she said. “Her favorite subject is reading, and she likes books that have a lot of drama and action.”
Newton said the Bluford High book series is a favorite for Frayre, who is active with her family at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.
Garland is a performer, Newton said.
“Nyah likes to sing and dance,” she said. “She likes to help others, and plays with her siblings.”
Garland is also enjoys participating in surveys, and math is her favorite subject because it is challenging. She also attends Mt. Zion CME Church.
Young is a sports fan, Newton said.
“Basketball is his favorite sport,” she said. “His favorite subject is math, because you learn to solve problems in different ways.”
Young attends church at True Faith Fellowship, Newton said.
Newton teaches fifth and sixth grade technology classes at BHE and advises the Leadership Council regarding its various projects. She said the group participated in Relay For Life, Angel Tree, and a Christmas food drive this year.
“They act as tour guides for different occasions; made Christmas cards for rehabilitation centers this year; and, participate in the Valentine Dance,” she said.
Newton said the full BHELC has 16 members who are chosen based upon academics, character and citizenship.