Marshallese Youth Initiative wants students at 2 Springdale schools to think creatively and lead

About 30 Marshallese sixth-graders at Kelly and Sonora middle schools participating

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Springdale High School graduate Naomi Namwe, 18, rests her head on graduate Leilani Jeik, 19, after a graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The celebratory leis or garlands are stuffed with treats or tied with money and are a Marshallese tradition to show appreciation. ..Springdale and Springdale Har-Ber held their graduation ceremonies Saturday afternoon. ..
NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Springdale High School graduate Naomi Namwe, 18, rests her head on graduate Leilani Jeik, 19, after a graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The celebratory leis or garlands are stuffed with treats or tied with money and are a Marshallese tradition to show appreciation. ..Springdale and Springdale Har-Ber held their graduation ceremonies Saturday afternoon. ..


SPRINGDALE -- The Marshallese Youth Initiative is an opportunity to help students develop academically, socially and generationally, according to a Springdale Chamber of Commerce official.

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