Texarkana, AR – A chorus of prayers around the nation were heard in heaven on September 27, at 7:30 in the morning. If you happened to drive past Arkansas High School at this time, you would have seen a massive group of students in a circle praying together: praying for their school, their families, their friends, and their struggles. This national event is called See You at the Pole which brings students, teachers, and community members together to recognize the power of prayer. At Arkansas High, the event began with junior Alyssa Smith, a member of the FCS Leadership Team, reading Hebrews 12:2, since the theme this year was Fix Your Eyes. Hebrews 12:2 says, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Continue Reading →
Mica Chesshir, a junior at Arkansas High, is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Chesshir, and the granddaughter of David and Debbie Haak, who are the owners of First Tape and Label, a small business in Texarkana. Mica is a representative in student council, on the FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students) leadership team, a member of NIKE, in the National Honor Society, and the founder of The Squeal (the Arkansas High student led newspaper). Mica is also an active member at Beech Street First Baptist Church and in SMT (the Student Ministry Team). In 2017, along with Arkansas High’s Madison Stanley and Patrick Cook, she was chosen to be on Arkansas Senator, John Boozman’s youth cabinet. Mica is interested in political science, journalism, and European history. Some of Mica’s hobbies are reading, writing, watching the news, watching movies, playing with her two dogs, and hanging out with her family.