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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized Lakeside High School principal Bruce Orr as Arkansas Principal of the Year. 

Boozman met with Orr during his visit to the nation’s capital as part of the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ efforts recognizing outstanding administrators. 

“As a former school board member I understand how influential administrators are in educating young minds. It is clear that Bruce’s passion for education encourages students and staff to challenge themselves to make Lakeside High School a great place to learn,” Boozman said. “We are proud of Bruce for his commitment as he works to inspire and boost further development among the student body.” 

“This is a great honor that couldn’t have happened without the efforts of our administrative team, staff and our students,” Orr said. “Meeting with other winners from around the country has been a humbling experience as they share what they are doing to encourage students to grow and learn.” 

Orr is in his fourth year as principal of the Garland County school that was recently recognized as an ‘Outstanding High School’ by the Southern Regional Education Board. Lakeside is the first high school in Arkansas to earn this distinction. 

Orr studied at Ouachita Baptist University and earned his masters at Henderson State University. Prior to his administrative position, Orr taught biology and coached athletics.