5 Great Things: Students take center stage before Spring Break

5 Great Things: Students take center stage before Spring Break
Several of our favorite good news stories made this a great week in the Mid-South. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Spring is in the air, but before students kicked off for Spring Break they made a huge impact on this week's 5 Great Things.

Oxford theater group set for national competition

Oxford High School Theatre students performed their award-winning version of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" as part of a fundraiser. The money raised will help the group pay for its trip to Alabama, where the students will compete in a national theatre competition.

Big River Trail extended

Arkansas' Big River Trail will be getting 30 miles longer. That's 30 more miles of cycling from the end of the train at Marianna to the Arkansas Delta Heritage Trail.

STEM students raise money for cancer patients

Students at Nexus STEM Elementary School raised $1,821 during a six-week fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. That was $600 more than they set out to raise!

Memphis native wins STEM education award

Tennessee State University Dean of the College of Engineering won a national award for his contributions to STEM education. Dr. S. Keith Hargrove is a Memphis native and new recipient of the Ivory Dome Award.

Memphis students travel to Africa on global awareness trip

Freedom Preparatory Academy students Brayla Phillips and Cysilie Hines-Growe are among 20 students traveling to Ghana. They're on a 10-day global awareness trip, which is part of the One Step Initiative.

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