Alumna Starts New Teaching Job but Leaves Behind Something Amazing in Arkansas


Maddie Stinson and an Arkansas Miss Amazing participant.
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Maddie Stinson and an Arkansas Miss Amazing participant.

Maddie Stinson graduated from the University of Arkansas in May and is now teaching fifth grade special education classes at Sky Ranch Elementary in Oklahoma City.

She left behind something amazing in Arkansas, though.

Miss Amazing is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build their confidence and self-esteem. Stinson brought it with her when she became a student at the U of A.

She had volunteered for the non-profit while attending high school in Belleville, Illinois.

“I instantly fell in love with it,” she said. “I started traveling to different states to participate in their events, and when I decided I was coming to the U of A, I knew I wanted to bring Miss Amazing with me.”

So, at age 17, Stinson became the Arkansas director and built the organization from

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The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday underscored an urgent need for additional fiscal stimulus to aid the economy’s recovery from a recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The slowdown in hiring compounds problems for Trump, who announced overnight that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Just over half of the 22.2 million jobs lost during the pandemic have been recouped. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party nominee, blames the economic turmoil on the White House’s handling of the pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 people and infected over 7 million in the nation.

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