Christen Pitts, Theatre Dance teacher at North Little Rock High School, center, was named the Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association (ACTAA) Teacher of the Year. ACTAA recognized Christen Burke Pitts as Teacher of the Year for her educational and community leadership in the development of the arts in Arkansas. Madison Ellis, senior at North Little Rock High School, received a $500 Scholarship from the Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Scholarship recently at the Tournament of Champions. She was nominated for her outstanding efforts in Forensics. Brandon Hidgem, Drama/Competitive Speech teacher at North Little Rock High School, won the Don Dancer Award for being an Outstanding Forensics Coach.