Saturday, August 24, 2013

Foundation established to support Little Rock Central High

Posted By on Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 6:48 AM

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A news conference is set Tuesday to announce the Tiger Foundation, a public charity created to support "academics, arts, citizenship and athletics" at Little Rock Central High School.

Appearing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will be Little Rock lawyer Clarke Tucker, chairman of the Foundation Board; state Rep. Darrin Williams of Little Rock, chairman of the Foundation "academic support team," and Bob Bomar, a Little Rock businessman and president of the Foundation Board.

Sounds worthwhile to me, father of two Central grads. The school is bulging this year with some 2,600 or so students and it will be well-represented again on the annual report of National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists in Arkansas. Despite successes in all the areas of high school endeavor, Central often has made do with less. Sports is an obvious example. The Little Rock School District has not made a major investment in sports in years, unlike some districts with gaudy stadiums, jumbotrons and indoor practice facilities. But it's not just sports. Enrichment costs money. The fund-raiser to send the band to the inaugural parade in Washington this year is another good example.

Good luck to them.

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