Thursday, October 6, 2005

Education

Local business owner speaks to students at Byers

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Billy Autry, entrepreneur, came out to speak with the junior and senior classes about seeking their “Road to Success.” He encouraged them to become focused in their studies. He emphasized the fact that organization is of importance and will continue to be for the duration of their lives. Autry discussed the value of one’s education and its limitations if not acquired. Also, he tied in the importance of working and sustaining independency.

“The kids enjoy listening to a familiar face’s success story, because it gives them a sense of inspiration; it encourages them to strive for their own opportunities,” states Ms. Davis, junior sponsor.

“After listening to Mr. Autry, I learned that I have to be organized in life. No matter what I do, I must have an organized plan. Also, I have to work in order to get what is desired. If I work hard in life, I can achieve anything. Life is not easy; so therefore, I have to be organized and work to accomplish my goals,” stated Brittany Glass, senior.


Holly High Students Recruited

Rob Dunnam, the recruiter in our region for the Mississippi School of Math & Science, came to Holly High to interview three students. The criteria for admission is very competitive and the average ACT score is a 24 with an “A” average. Their curriculum has a heavy emphasis on math, science, and technology with a broad offering in the humanities. Their high school is located on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The students live in their own dorms, have full usage of campus facilities, and attend for free. Mississippi created this program to provide enriched academic programs for its gifted and talented students. Students are recruited during their sophomore year and attend during their junior and seniors years. Jason Cathy, although a freshman and not eligible, was asked to attend as he already has a 22 on the ACT.


McDonald’s owner speaks to marketing students
Don McDuffy, owner of the Holly Springs McDonald’s, and another McDonald’s in Memphis, spoke to the marketing students at Holly Springs Career and Technical Center about sales and entrepreneurship. He conducted role playing and job interviews.


Volunteers needed to tutor

The fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes at Holly Springs Intermediate School are in need of volunteers to tutor and or/monitor in the classroom so that the teacher can devote more time to one-on-one and small group instruction. You may volunteer any day between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, contact the school at 252-2329 or Beverly Phillips at the parent center at 252-7733.

Your volunteerism will help our school attain “Level 3 by 2006.”

The Parent Center located on the Intermediate School campus is open daily. Don’t let your child be left behind! You can check out free educational games to help your child at home.


College Career Fair a huge success

The Marshall County College Career Fair that was held on the campus of H.W. Byers on September 28 was a huge success. With over 500 students from across the county attending, recruiters were well pleased. Sarah Christopher, from the University of Mississippi, remarked “I think every student here today has filled out an information card and returned it; I am looking forward to contacting each one of them.”

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