The Forrest City School District hosted the 2013 Arkansas School Boards Association Fall Region 9 meeting Thursday at the Forrest City High School Cafeteria. School board members from across the region attended the training course which had the theme “Student-Focused Leadership: Being an Advocate for Students.” Dr. Tony Protho, Executive Director for the ASBA, speaks to board members from across the region. Several area board members, including Lee County School Board members Kendon Gray, fourth from left and Precilla Wade, fifth from left, were honored as Outstanding Board Members for receiving 25 hours of training. Palestine-Wheatley School Board member Kevin Lawson, not pictured, was also honored as an Outstanding Board Member. Photo by Kendall Owens.