Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent an­nounced for 19th Taste of the Hol­i­days

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Lake­side High School se­nior Lo­gan Way will re­ceive this year’s col­lege schol­ar­ship from Mid-Amer­ica Science Mu­seum dur­ing the 19th an­nual Taste of the Hol­i­days.

Way has pur­sued his in­ter­ests in bi­ol­ogy, chem­istry, physics, anatomy and other fields of science study and re­search, with plans to be­come a pe­di­a­tri­cian, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. He has logged more than 300 hours vol­un­teer­ing for spe­cial events and ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams as a mem­ber of Team Tesla at the mu­seum.

“Lo­gan has been a Team Tesla vol­un­teer at the mu­seum since the be­gin­ning of the pro­gram three years ago,” said Jim Miller, di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing for the mu­seum. “Since then Lo­gan has ex­hib­ited a strong work ethic, adapt­abil­ity, and pa­tience as a leader and com­pas­sion­ate mem­ber of his com­mu­nity. Lo­gan strives to sup­port science ed­u­ca­tion both as a vol­un­teer and as a stu­dent at Lake­side High School.

“By pur­su­ing his in­ter­ests and pas­sion for science he has be­come an am­bas­sador for Mid-Amer­ica Science Mu­seum and for the greater Hot Springs com­mu­nity. As this an­nual col­lege schol­ar­ship award con­tin­ues Mid-Amer­ica Science Mu­seum looks for­ward to high­light­ing the con­tri­bu­tions of Hot Springs area stu­dents who are de­vot­ing them­selves to a fu­ture of science learn­ing and help­ing their com­mu­nity.”

Way will be pre­sented with the schol­ar­ship dur­ing a VIP re­cep­tion Thurs­day, shortly be­fore Taste of the Hol­i­days, which will take place from 6-9 p.m.

Pre­sented by Oak­lawn Rac­ing and Gam­ing, Tri-Lakes Liquor and TLI Print, this year’s Taste of the Hol­i­days will fea­ture more than 30 food and bev­er­age ven­dors from around Hot Springs, disc jockey per­for­mances by DJ Kramer and DJ Courier plus a silent auc­tion fea­tur­ing an eight-day Euro­pean cruise for two cour­tesy of Vik­ing River Cruises, along with unique ex­pe­ri­ences of­fered by DeLuca’s Pizze­ria, Will’s Cin­na­mon Shop, Red Light Roast­ery Cof­fee House, unique art, and gifts.

“Taste of the Hol­i­days is cel­e­brat­ing its 19th year at Mid-Amer­ica Science Mu­seum and is the mu­seum’s long­est-run­ning an­nual fundraiser dur­ing the hol­i­days,” Miller said. “Taste of the Hol­i­days show­cases a boun­ti­ful ar­ray of won­der­ful fla­vors that are avail­able

from some of the finest restau­rants and food ven­dors in Hot Springs who show their sup­port for the mu­seum. Taste an­nu­ally fea­tures an ex­trav­a­gant silent auc­tion filled with one-of-a-kind ex­pe­ri­ences, gifts, art, and other unique items that are avail­able for bid­ding. Last year’s Taste of the Hol­i­days grossed more than $50,000 for the science mu­seum and sup­ports Mid-Amer­ica Science Mu­seum’s on­go­ing ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming.”

Miller said this year’s event is a cel­e­bra­tion for the mu­seum in many ways with the open­ing of the Oak­lawn Foun­da­tion Di­noTrek — the state’s first and only per­ma­nent out­door dinosaur ex­hibit — and the ap­proval of the mu­seum’s Full STEAM Ahead cam­paign in Septem­ber which will fund the ad­di­tion of a new ex­hibit gallery set to be com­pleted by La­bor Day 2019. The mu­seum will also un­veil its Science Af­ter School Pi­lot Pro­gram in Jan­uary 2019 in part­ner­ship with Hot Springs School District.

“These new op­por­tu­ni­ties al­low Mid-Amer­ica Science Mu­seum to con­tinue en­gag­ing vis­i­tors to Hot Springs and the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity with new and in­spi­ra­tional science pro­gram­ming and ex­hibits that will con­tinue hav­ing a sig­nif­i­cant and last­ing im­pact on the Hot Springs com­mu­nity cap­ping off what has been a very ex­cit­ing and trans­for­ma­tive year for the mu­seum and for the state of science ed­u­ca­tion in Arkansas,” he said.

Ven­dors this year in­clude A Lively Brew, Am­brosia Bak­ery, Arkansas Bev­er­age Sales, Ar­ling­ton Ho­tel and Re­sort, Bleu Mon­key Grill, Bliss, Bubba Brew’s Brew­ing Com­pany, Don Juan Mex­i­can Bar & Grill, Em­bassy Suites, Grate­ful Head Pizza and Beer Gar­den, Hig­don Square Café, Hot Springs Pub — Core of Arkansas, JV Farms Home­stead, Kil­wins, Kol­lec­tive Cof­fee & Tea, La Ha­cienda, LongHorn Steak­house, Noth­ing Bundt Cakes, O’Con­nor Dis­tribut­ing, The Porter­house Steak & Seafood, Red Light Roast­ery Cof­fee House, Silk’s Bar and Grill, Stubby’s BBQ, Su­pe­rior Bath­house Brew­ery, Tri-Lakes Liquor, Wingstop, and We­strock Cof­fee.

Na­tional Park Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Sigma Sup­ply and Wey­er­haeuser have sup­ported lo­cal science ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram­ming through Outreach Spon­sor­ships, along with sup­port­ing spon­sors Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cit­i­zens Bank, Dr. Justin and Kendra Walden, and 61 Cel­sius. Host spon­sors in­clude Sim­mons Bank, First Se­cu­rity Bank, Hot Springs Ra­di­ol­ogy Ser­vices, Hot Springs Ti­tle Com­pany, Hurst Law Group, Ike Eisen­hauer In­sur­ance Agency, Re­gions Bank, We­strock Cof­fee, and Zeiser Wealth Man­age­ment.

Tick­ets are still avail­able at

$75 in ad­vance and $90 the day of the event, Miller said.

Visit http://www.mi­dameri­ca­mu­ or call 501-7673461 for ticket in­for­ma­tion.

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