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ASMSA to hold commencement ceremony May 25
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ASMSA to hold commencement ceremony May 25

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will hold its commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Summit Arena at the Hot Springs Convention Center. There are 97 students in the Class of 2013.

Three seniors will speak during the ceremony. Student Government Association President Sorena Lo of Paris will give the senior address. Mehr Shah of Little Rock will provide the welcome, and Dimple Shah of Paragould will give the senior speech. Lo is the daughter of Vanessa and Hue Lo. Mehr Shah is the daughter of Sitara and M.B. Shah. Dimple Shah is the daughter of Nisha and Himansu Shah.

Lee Watson, the founder and chief executive officer of Clarovista LLC and co-founder of Travvell, LLC, will deliver the commencement address. Clarovista is a new media advertising agency with a special emphasis on social media, social networking, website and email marketing, and mobile marketing and mobile applications. Travvell is a startup company under development that will provide a phone app that will allow travelers to book last-minute air travel.

Watson of Conway is also an avid supporter of startup companies in Arkansas. He has helped develop the Startup Ecosystem in Arkansas and has participated in Startup Arkansas and Startup America, organizations that support the development of startup companies. He is a digital strategist and consultant, helping startups and established brands figure out the best practices for designing and using various mobile, social media, email and data software and information.

ASMSA is a two-year residential, public high school that focuses on providing gifted and motivated juniors and seniors from around the state who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science a unique educational opportunity to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. This year, ASMSA had students from 58 of Arkansas 75 counties.

About ASMSA: The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is one of 15 public residential high schools in the country specializing in the education of academically gifted juniors and seniors. Located in historic downtown Hot Springs, the school is a campus of the University of Arkansas system. ASMSA also provides an award-winning K-12 distance education program that serves nearly 3,500 students. The ASMSA Office of Distance Education offers real time, interactive video courses in virtually all disciplines to schools nationwide. For more information about Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, visit www.asmsa.org or call 1-800-345-2767.


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