Thursday, April 14, 2005


Attorney Perry speaks to students in Marshall County Schools

John K. Perry, attorney at law, was on the campuses of Byhalia and Potts Camp schools last week. He was invited by Charles Johnson to speak to students about current laws that will affect them. Perry is with the law firm of Sparkman and Zummach, P.C. of Southaven. He gave students a brief overview of how he became a lawyer. Then he shared some cases that he is currently involved with. He gave students the definitions of such terms as misdemeanor and felony. After explaining what these terms meant, then he told them how much jail time they would serve if they committed one of these crimes. He explained to students when they would possibly need an attorney and when they would not. He gave an example of an individual getting a ticket for speeding who would not need to get an attorney.

But if you used a weapon in a robbery, you would definitely need an attorney. Students wanted to know how long it took for him to complete his school work to become an attorney. He stated that it took him six years to complete the necessary requirements to be certified.

He is certified to practice law in the state of Mississippi and Tennessee.

Johnson would like to thank attorney Perry for taking time out of his busy schedule and coming to share his knowledge with the students of Marshall County.

Holly Springs School District selects “Parent of the Year”

Shelia Lynette Walton, mother of two, has been selected “Parent of the Year” for the Holly Springs Public School District. Her children, Marquaveus, age 12, is a student at the Holly Springs Intermediate School and Starlandria, age 6, is a student at Holly Springs Primary School. Shelia is a supportive and dedicated wife to Marvin Walton. She is a native of Holly Springs and a graduate of Holly Springs High School. She attended Rust College and received a BS degree in biology. In 1994, she received an associate of nursing degree from Northwest Community College. She has been employed in the health care field for approximately ten years. She currently serves as county coordinating RN for the Marshall County Health Department.

Even though her schedule is filled with home chores, work related responsibilities and church activities, she takes time to be an active participant in her children’s education. “I realize the importance of giving back to the community and especially the school system. Our schools will produce the future leaders for tomorrow, and it is crucial that parents are active participants,” stated Shelia. Currently, Shelia is serving as president of the Holly Springs Intermediate School PTA where she energetically organizes fund raisers, including this past year a Christmas Toy Drive for underprivileged students, a Christmas pageant for Intermediate students, and a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale.

She doesn’t miss a PTA meeting and is always prepared with guest speakers, homemade snacks and educational handouts for attendees. Under her leadership, PTA membership has increased dramatically. Through these types of activities, she is helping to bridge the gap and form lasting relationships between home and school.

Shelia enthusiastically serves on the Federal Programs Planning Committee, the District Calendar Committee, and other committees as needed. In November of 2004, as a part of American Education Week, she coordinated the first Teacher Recognition Program honoring all teachers at the Intermediate School.

Special recognition was given to teachers who had 10 or more years of service in education. She was a popular reader during the “Read Across America celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday” activities at both the Primary and Intermediate Schools in March of this year.

Sheila was recommend by the Intermediate School Principal for special tribute by the school board during the December, 2004 meeting. “We believe Shelia goes beyond the typical role of PTA president. She is constantly calling the school and asking how she can assist us in working with parents and community. We are pleased to recommend her to the Board of Trustees for special recognition as someone who is making a difference at the Intermediate School,” stated the principal Irene Walton.

Shelia’s dynamic energy extends to the community as well. She has received numerous awards from the Holly Springs Recreation Department for her work in tee ball and basketball including Basketball Coach of the Year in 2002.

Through her work at the Marshall County Health Department she has touched the lives of many in the community. She has been a guest speaker at Holy Family School, ICS Headstart, Holy Family Childcare, Girl Scouts of America, Rust College’s National Youth Sports Program, and at various churches in the community.

She is a committed parent and a strong supporter of the Holly Springs School District. “Shelia works tirelessly in her effort to assist the school district in its quest to offer the best educational opportunities possible to students,” stated Superintendent Judy Smith.

The Mississippi Board of Education has established an awards program to recognize parents active in school improvements efforts. Each district is asked to select one Parent of the Year. A Mississippi Parent of the Year, along with finalists from each Congressional District, will be selected from the pool of district recipients.

Holly Springs Intermediate School honor roll

*Denotes students with all A’s

Third Grade: Lewis McKinley Bruce*, Kalyn Darius McFadden*, Tierenee Monet Nichols*, Jasmine Janae Alexander, Deron Cleviontr Falkner, Victoria Shann Feathers, Aryel Diane Foster, Carrie Nichole Graham, Kierra Denise Harper, Jakala Kenyatta Kimmons, Jivaderick Ketrel Mason, Mercedes Christin Mason, Brian Nunally, Elissia Casetta Scott, Deja Armahni Sinkfield, Mamadi K. Sise, Alasha Jewele, Tashaelania Dean Walker, Andrew Josiah Yeats

Fourth Grade: Tyheria Monet Brown*, Lakendra Darne Craine*, Brittany Chantal Duncan*, Kiara Emani Holliday*, Jonathan Muruako*, Tamara Alliyah Adams, Stephen Bryant, Gabrielle Nicole Byers, India S. Carter, Ke Unnia D Shae Conner, Diondre Alexand Dockery, Tacquweta Darnee Dorsey, Dordarius Landez Dortch, Christian Evans, Jaylen Jawuan Evans, Darius J. Fitts, Kianna Tarshel Frost, Myeslica Hampton, Lealanda TKB Ingram, Trellony Marshay Irwin, Camryn Marie Lester, Ra Shad Tar-Lon Malone, Keeannia Lasha Mathis, Lexus Matthews, Melanikka Moore, Dysharica Johnna Newsom, Porsha Shamone Phillips, Nandi Alliyah Ramsey, Jazzlin Richards, Davarius Stewart, D Marious Willont Stone, Malik R. Tipler, Caprisha Tucker, Vincent Dewayn Williams, Tericka Williamson, Tierra Zinn

Fifth Grade: Torris Elton*, Jamond Miquel Austin, Debra Latonia Braddock, Justin Lee Freeman, Devonte Cortez Frost, Mareceo Lakell Hobson, Jervon Leteldrick Isom, Justin Carmich Jeffries, Sharick Renae Jones, Desmond Omar Lesure, Bryah Ja Lyse, London Montrel Meeks, Shakina Breyauni Pool, Maresha Shaque Richmond, Jamia Monique Riddle, Peter D Guy Thigpen, Phillip Robert D. Thomas, Derrick Alex Vaughn, Kylan Ralmir Vinson

Sixth Grade: Kelvin Timothy Govan Jr.*, Shanika Laveshi Perkins*, Arnold Keith Anderson, Ciante Alexander Barber, Rodney Terrell Bell Jr., Deandre M. Boxley, Bobby Terrell Bryson Jr., Kayla Jenae Burns, Alicia Monquette Burton, Audrianna Ilyse Crane, Shekerra Deambe Dawkins, Sharrika Evans, Pamela Tiana M. Folson, Danielle Latrice Glover, Brandon Montrel Hayes, Marissa Dartise Isom, Trenisha Andrea Jackson, Johnaye Martia Jeffries, Tereasa Danniel Mallory, Diamond Crysta McFadden, Kendrick Jashawn Pool, Terrian Jawan Pool, Lathedric Robinson, Rachel Nicole An Selman, Andriana Shawate Totten, Alvisha Marnesha Turner, Joshua S. Washington, Rosie Rochelle Williams, Halie-Lee Annett

Byhalia High School honor roll

Ninth Grade, Principal’s List: Veronica Glass, Reba Haga, Michael Jenkins, Stevie King, Sherika Mays, Kaliska Moore, Eboni Mullins, Valencia Rogers, Paula Suarez

10th Grade, Principal’s List: Vanika Davis, Tokela Smith, LaDonna Thomas, Veronica Hibbler

11th Grade, Superintendent’s List: Alex McClarty; Principal’s List: Christopher Jamison, Erica Jones, Turicka Neely, Daquisha Newsom, Tonja Reid, Brittney Seals

12th Grade, Superintendent’s List: Tiffany DeBerry, Carissa Jamison, Eric Wilkerson; Principal’s List: Christopher Brents, Courtney Hardaway, Nicklaus Holobaugh, Travis McGowan, Leon Moore, Donald Nichols, Madison Schindler, Brandy Watkins, Kathaleen White.

H.W. Byers Elementary School honor roll

Principal’s List

Kindergarten, B. Fly: Angelica Barlow, Stadajah Kizer, Jonathan Wilson; D. Krahl: Hunter Kirk, Katie Millan, Edgar Sanchez; B. McNamee: Kelsey Brown, Devin Kennedy

First Grade, S. Bryson: Joseph Anderson, Nancy Bolanos, Gabrielle Bramblette, Cristin Delgado, Savanah Devore, Justin Martin, Marquisha Mathis, Steven Murphy, Jamerika Ramsey; M. Needham: Daniel Brinkley, Ashley Bryant, Casey Bryant, Charles Carter, Michael Ferrell, Trevon Jones, Diane Kelly, Alexus Norman, Hannah Pasco, Trevor Stephens; E. Robinson: Samantha Brinkley, Preston Leak, Morgan Shaw, Adrian Snow; M. Wilkins: Steven Gray, Dinesha Griggs, Quordevin Lewis

Second Grade, S. Garrison: Antavious Brittenum, Shelby Dyer, Stephanie Gonzalez, Abram Goode, Allen Hernandez, Maisha Jones, Marcavious McKinney, Marlen Rodriquez; V. Nunnally: Anterrious Chairs, Lindsey Kirk, Michael McKee, Monterrius Palmer, Lakeisha Reynolds, Shukara Wells; A. Williams: Karmilya Cleggins, Gesyca Darnell, Destani Jones, Kiara Riddle, Jordan Shields, Dana Walker, Arianna Wright

Third Grade, E. Ray: Hartley Elam, Telvin Henderson, Danielle Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Tearney Jones, Janise Mabon, Samantha Paris, Orlandus Stephens; M. Taylor: Cody Bryant, Kaitlyn Byrd, Drucilla Echols, Joshua Keen, Christopher Penilton, Laterrance Riddle, Charles Smith, Quentaisha Warren; C. Turner: Richenda Crutcher, Casey Huddleston, Brian Langston, Aaron Lykens, Telisha Martin, Dalton Pritchard, Robin Reed, Alexandria Stephens, Rickey Wells, Shanadia Wells

Fourth Grade, J. Boone: Quinton McKinney, Marquinton Moore, Lauren Ryan, Hunter Shipman; V. Burton: Armelia Burchett, Keyere Garrison, Cecilia Robinson; G. Hampton: Samekia Jones, Chelsea Rhodes, Geoffrey Ryan, Terry Skelton

Fifth Grade, M. Dunigan: Donovan Allen, Matthew Byrd

Sixth Grade, J. Fitzpatrick: Kathryn Marcum, Amber Poole; R. McMiller: Emily Halley

Superintendent’s List:

Kindergarten, B. Fly: Bryonna Campbell, Autumn Devore, Brandon Halley, Amanda Moschella, Charlotte Pierce, Kennedy Ryan; D. Krahl: Kala Fleming, Amber Kelly; B. McNamee: Kiara Allen, Ladarrius Mathis, LaQuinceara Nabors

First Grade, M. Needham: Arnecia Holmes, Mitchell McCreless; E. Robinson: Sydney Byrd, Walter Glover, Catria Martin, Briana Wilkins; M. Wilkins: Jalen Brown, Destiny Butler, Ryan Byrd, Sequettia Chairs, Danielle Church, Thomas Hill, Precious McClinton, Kyland Stephen, Yasmine Tucker

Second Grade, S. Garrison: Avery Baker, Khalyn Baker, Lanchae Collins, Taylor Jones, Kimberly Millan, Katerria Moore, Keosha Seldon; V. Nunnally: Dominique Bryson, Jasmine Bryson, Abria Gulledge, Jared Hopper, Jesse Mills, Tyler Murphy, Jahkel Scott, Kedrick Smith; A. Williams: Miracle Jones, Davedra Pritchard

Third Grade, E. Ray: Laniqua Collins, Savahn Jordan, Chance Lykens, Jequira Thompson; M. Taylor: Tiara Bryson, Jerry McBride

Sixth Grade, D. Harris: Kimberly Young

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