Students from Sylvan Hills Middle School recently participated in an event at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock.

The Discovering Excellence in Arkansas program exposed the sixth-graders to hands-on activities led by representatives from seven leading Arkansas employers: Molex, AT&T, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Southwest Power Pool, Verizon and Welspun. Gov. Mike Beebe also participated.

A total of 91 sixth-graders representing 33 schools across Arkansas participated in the event, which was Feb. 20.