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Thaden School Student Working to Help Bring Youth Council to Fayetteville

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A student from Thaden School in Bentonville is working to get kids involved in local politics.

Kalvin Larson is a senior at the school. When he was a sophomore, a petition was passed around in his government and economics class for Mayor Stephanie Orman’s Bentonville Youth Council.

Thaden Students Create a Real Category of Reels for BFF

Moviegoers settling into theater seats at the Bentonville Film Festival this week will have a greater variety of programming to choose from, thanks to local high school students. This year's iteration of the Thaden School's "Reel Showcase" class had a goal that gave students a change to gain professional skills with a practical application -- to form a new film category for the ninth annual Bentonville Film Festival from the ground up. 

Blackwell Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Marlon Blackwell, a U of A Distinguished Professor and Fayetteville-based architect, has been elected as a member to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences — joining a list that includes such luminaries as Alexander Hamilton, Duke Ellington, Eudora Welty and Albert Einstein.