Foundation established to support Little Rock Central High | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Foundation established to support Little Rock Central High

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

click to enlarge centralentrance.jpg
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.

Tags: , , , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas Supreme Court refuses to rehear invalidation of marijuana act

    The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied a request to rehear its decision invalidating Issue 7, the medical marijuana initiated act.
    • Nov 3, 2016
  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation