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Student Winners Named in NATCO Contests
November 2001

Northern Arkansas Telephone Company has announced winners in the drawing and essay contests it sponsored in the South Shore area elementary and middle schools this fall. Students received cash prizes totaling $425 and certificates at an awards presentation. The theme of the contest this year was the 50th anniversary of Northern Arkansas Telephone Company.

The winning essays and drawings are online at this site under the Coloring & Essay Contests button. All the winning entries will also be displayed at the NATCO office in Flippin through the end of the year at 301 East Main St.

The top prize winner in the seventh-eighth grade division of the essay contest was Ben, who attends Lead Hill School. He wrote about a relative who came to Arkansas during the Dust Bowl. Jamie, who attends Bergman School, second prize winner, wrote about a relative from the "baby boom" generation and life without the modern conveniences like air conditioning and computers. Third place winner, Jeremy, who attends Flippin School, chose the alternate topic about budgeting for telephone and Internet use at home.

Six students received honorable mention certificates in the seventh-eighth grade division as follows: Blake and Tara of Bergman; Dennis of Lead Hill; and Travis, Rose and Liberty, all of Flippin.

Top prize winner in the fifth-sixth grade division of the essay contest was Flora, who attends Bruno-Pyatt School. Justin, second place winner, Tara, third place winner, and Jake, honorable mention winner, all attend Lead Hill School.

Coloring contest winners are listed in order of prizes won, from first through honorable mention, and their schools as follows:

Kindergarten - Paige, Bergman; Katy, Flippin; Sara, Bruno-Pyatt; and Taylor, Bruno-Pyatt.

First grade - Eva, Bergman; Mason, Flippin; Tara, Bergman; and Brady, Omaha.

Second grade - Gregory, Bergman; Josh, Bergman; Ariel, Yellville-Summit; and Deborah, Omaha.

Third grade - Jennifer, Bergman; Abby, Yellville-Summit; Laura, Lead Hill; and Holly, Bruno-Pyatt.

Fourth grade - Chelsea, Yellville-Summit; Synthia, Lead Hill; Hannah, Lead Hill; and Zach, Yellville-Summit.

NATCO is an independent, family-owned company providing telephone service to a 658 square-mile area in portions of Marion and Boone Counties. Its NATCO Technologies Division provides Internet services to residents throughout the Twin Lakes area, including Mountain Home, Yellville, and Harrison. For information, call toll-free 1-800-775-6682 or 453-8800 in Flippin, or visit the company's Web sites at www.natconet.com, www.natcotech.com, or www.southshore.com.

NATCO awards prizes to elementary students.
NATCO awards prizes to elementary students.

Winners in the recent NATCO 50th anniversary coloring contest at an Awards Ceremony held Oct. 16 are shown above. Seated, from left, are kindergarten winners Katy, Sara, Paige and Taylor; and first grade winners Tara, Mason and Brady. Standing, from left, are second grade winners Josh, Gregory and Ariel; third grade winners Jennifer, Abby, Laura and Holly; fourth grade winners Hannah, Synthia, Chelsea and Zach. Not pictured, Eva and Deborah.

NATCO awards prizes to 5th-6th grade students for essays.
NATCO awards prizes to 5th-6th grade students for essays.

Students in fifth and sixth grades in South Shore area schools of Marion County and Boone County received certificates and cash awards for their winning entries in a NATCO-sponsored essay contest. Most students wrote about what life was like 50 years ago, based on an interview with someone over 50 years of age. In the fifth and sixth grade division, winners are (above, from left) Flora, Justin, Tara and Jake.

NATCO awards prizes to 7th-8th grade students for essays.
NATCO awards prizes to 7th-8th grade students for essays.

Students in seventh and eighth grades in South Shore area schools in Marion County and Boone County recently received certificates and cash awards as winners in a NATCO essay contest celebrating the company's 50th anniversary year. Winners are (from left, seated), Ben, Jamie and Jeremy. Standing from left are honorable mention winners Travis, Tara and Blake. Not pictured are honorable mention winners Liberty, Dennis and Rose.
  

 
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