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Without autocorrect, not everyone could spell words like pestiferous, interstices or clandestine. Yet at Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville, 40 seventh- and eighth-grade scholars competed against one another for an hour and a half spelling words like those.

A Job Well Done

The Gilder Lehrman Institute recognized Haas Hall Fayetteville history teacher Rebecca Moll as the 2017 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year. Moll was first introduced to the Gilder Lehrman Institute in the summer of 2016 at their learning institute at the University of Texas at Austin. She was nominated in the fall of 2016 and was informed of her victory last summer but received her award in a special ceremony at the Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville campus with the Arkansas Department of Education on Nov. 14.

Testing the Teachers

The new Haas Hall Rogers Junior High Quiz Bowl team gathered in a group huddle in the cafeteria after school planning their strategy against a new kind of competition — one that pitted them against their teachers. Scholars and faculty participated in the trivia game as a fundraiser for Junior High Quiz Bowl on Oct. 18. The main event was a Quiz Bowl match, in which one team was comprised solely of Rogers faculty members and the other of Junior High Quiz Bowl members.

Firsthand Account

On March 22, 1933, the first Nazi concentration camp, Dachau, was authorized, triggering the worst genocide in modern history—the Holocaust—which ultimately sentenced 17 million innocent people to death and shattered political and emotional ties both in Europe and around the world. Today, 84 years later, the aftershocks are still potent and far-reaching. Many historians believe that due to the horrific nature of the Holocaust, it is necessary for present-day students, despite the many years that have passed, to gain a thorough understanding of these atrocious events.

Service Before Self

Peter Golden, a science teacher at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville, served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Golden said he volunteered to join the division to try and cure himself of a fear of heights, as the 82nd trains by jumping out of planes. However, his methods did not cure him of his phobia. “I jumped out of aircraft 18 times in three years and hated it every time,” Golden said.

Matching Wits

Haas Hall Academy is strong when it comes to Quiz Bowl, so when a competition hosted by Haas Hall Fayetteville pitted Haas Hall Bentonville against Haas Hall Springdale, it seemed that fierce competition must ensue. The third annual Mastiff Invitational was held at the Fayetteville campus on Oct. 7. 

How’d They Do That?

Autumn is a busy time for students all over the country. During this season, juniors in high school anticipate the PSAT, a standardized test that will determine their futures as National Merit scholars, one of the highest honors in education. According to the College Board website, it is impossible to study for the PSAT. It’s a reflection of hard work and education, showing who takes challenging courses and asks a lot of questions. Despite this, many scholars work on sections they know they need improvement.