RES Gifted and Talented Gear up for Show

Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Rector GT students include, from left: Front- Jackson Hill, Jacob Cox, Abbey Beck, Kannan Diddle, Drew Henderson, Landon Haywood, Haleigh Frost, Isabella Mosley, Ashton Scott and Carter Hill. Second row- Jerron Bucy, Devin Brown, Maddox Trail, Lane Stucks, Libertei Walker, Haley Naney, Katie Lamar and Olivia Sutherland. Third row- Logan LaCaze, Faith Fry, Bianca Lopez, Zane Holloway, Sadey Underwood, Nick Wofford, Sophie Simmons, Jacob Homes and Alexis Herrera. Back row- Jaydin Bullinger, Adam Romine, Trace Sanders, Max Ford, Camden Mount, Parker Bucy, Zane Wright, Kaylee Pence and Michalea Rients. Not pictured is Jacob McMillin.(courtesy photo)

Rector Elementary Gifted and Talented Students are gearing up for the annual GT Christmas Talent, Art, and Project Show. The show will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the elementary multi-purpose room. All 37 elementary GT students will be participating in some way. The first portion of the show will consist of a project tour. Students will participate in this portion of the show by making crafts or art projects, baking or cooking and passing free samples, or by completing science or educational projects. Students will stand by their projects and interact with the crowd by sharing information and answering questions about their project. After the project show portion is complete, the talent show will begin.

Students will be performing such talents as singing, playing instruments, dancing or by performing other types of variety and comedy acts. Due to the show being in December, many of the students are choosing acts and projects that tie in with Christmas.

"This show is being held as a community service outreach," GT coordinator Candy Williams said. "No admission will be charged, but donations to the Arkansas Rice Depot Backpacks for Kids Program will be happily accepted."

Miss Northeast Arkansas District Fair Queen and Rector graduate, Ashley Williams, will be on hand to give her personal experiences with childhood hunger and share the important work that is done through the Arkansas Rice Depot Food Program.

"Please don't miss the opportunity to watch these students let their talents shine," Candy Williams added. "I am so proud of my students and am excited about this show."

The public is cordially invited to attend. Williams noted that last year's program was a huge success, raising close to $300 for food for our local underprivileged students. Anyone interested in making donations to the Arkansas Rice Depot Backpacks for Kids Program may contact the Rector Elementary office at (870) 595-3358.

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