Thursday, August 25, 2005


High scores at H.W. Byers
Several students at H.W. Byers made very high scores on the Mississippi Area Subject Tests recently. The tests are given in April to all public school students enrolled in US history, English II, algebra I and biology I. Byers’ students’ scores were raised from previous years in all areas. Ninety-one percent of the biology I students passed the tests. These results were up 53 percent from last year. Albertina Herron was the biology instructor. Eighty-two percent of the US history students passed, under the instruction of Bettye Williams. Casshaunda Davis led the students to a 30 percent increase in passing scores in English II and to above the state average in the writing assessment. Joseph Bruce continued his fine passing rate as in previous years with the algebra I scores. A score of 300 is considered passing; a score of 400 is very good, with 500 as a perfect score. Five students from H.W. Byers High School scored above 400 on their subject area test. Mavis Robinson is the only other student to reach 400 in previous school years. Her 400+ score was in algebra I in 2004. Erica Walker now holds the county school district record in algebra I. Students scoring over 400 on their tests and honorable mentions with scores between 380 and 400 were: algebra I: first, Erica Walker; second, David Glass; honorable mentions: Justin Daniel, Willie Gant, Kenyata Gulledge, Lanika Hale, Darrius Morgan. Biology I: first, Letasha Anderson; second Whitney Gant; honorable mentions: Zachary Herring, Mavis Robinson; English II: honorable mentions: Letasha Anderson, Heather Whitehurst. US history: first, Ebony Jones; honorable mentions: Christopher Henderson, Brian Penilton. Gary Hannah, principal, and Linda Spaulding, counselor, have announced the formation of a “Four Hundred Club” consisting of the honored students with scores of 400 or above on the tests.

Local students graduate from Union University

The following local residents were among 254 students who graduated from Union University during summer commencement exercises Aug. 6 at West Jackson Baptist Church:

Ashland — Felicia Norwood-Alexander received a master of education degree. Norwood-Alexander is a graduate of Ashland High School in Ashland, the wife of Levi Alexander Jr. and the daughter of Charles and Claudia Norwood.

Glenwood — Renee B. McMiller received a master of arts in education degree. McMiller is a graduate of Amanda Elzy High School in Holly Springs, the wife of Joy W. McMiller and the daughter of Amos and Ruthie Byrd.

Holly Springs — Milony Mitchell-Jenkins received a master of education degree. Mitchell-Jenkins is a graduate of Holly Springs High School, the wife of Charlie Jenkins III and the daughter of Mildred and Dwight Mitchell.

The featured speaker at this year’s graduation event was Carolyn Bishop, president and international director of the Consortium for Global Education in Marietta, Ga.

Local students candidates for degrees at Ole Miss

The following students from Marshall County are among the University of Mississippi’s 787 August candidates for degrees:

From Byhalia: Detra Daniell Hopkins, Lupe Mora, Tiesha C. Rayford

From Holly Springs: Stephanie Karol Ash, Mattie Jean Burns, Cynthia Jeffries, Markesha Deantoinette Lee, Rosalyn Deniece Vinson

From Waterford: Shawanda Monique Howell, Jennifer Lynn Murchison

Henry’s PTA receives donation from Hunter Fan

Henry’s PTA would like to say thanks to Mike Bradford and the Hunter Fan crew for the generous donation of fans. Kim Kelley, Henry’s PTA president, and Sonya Cross, Henry’s assistant principal, made a contact to Mike Bradford to request fans due to the overwhelming hot weather that we have been having and they immediately responded with several fans. The fans have made a difference. Thanks a million!

The Parent Center recycles uniforms

Would you like to save money? Would you like to help your friends save money? Recycle your child’s uniforms. The Parent Center, located on the Intermediate School campus is accepting school uniforms, and black and brown belts daily. Please feel free to donate and trade with us. You may bring items by the center. Beverly Phillips, center director, is there daily to accept them. For more information call 252-7733.

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