At a banquet/breakfast held at the Clinton Presidential Center on April 24, hundreds of Pulaski County Special School District PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) volunteers were recognized for devoting over 135,000 hours assisting the almost 18,000 students in the district. Guest speaker was former PCSSD Superintendent Bobby Lester. Entertainment was provided by the Mills University Studies String Quartet and the North Pulaski High School Show Stoppers. Individual schools received awards for the highest number of volunteer hours per student. Those winning schools were: Elementary – Bayou Meto Elementary School in Jacksonville; Middle School – Joe T. Robinson Middle School in Little Rock; High School – Jacksonville High School; Individual honors for the volunteers with the most hours donated were: elementary – Christy Blanchard, Bayou Meto Elementary School Middle School – Marla Williamson, Sylvan Hills Middle School in Sherwood High School – Velma Warner, Jacksonville High School. The City of Jacksonville received the Susie Roberts Award. This award is given to a nominated individual or group for their service of positive promotion of the Pulaski County Special School District. Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher received the award on behalf of the city.