Thursday, December 8, 2005


Seniors participate in UM Conference for Academic Achievers

Sidney Govan and Shannon Baird of Holly Springs, Stellana Taylor and Lillian Walker of Potts Camp, Whitney McNeil and Pashana Pinson of Holly Springs, and Alex McClarty and Christopher Jamison of Byhalia recently participated in the Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent (MOST) Conference at the University of Mississippi.

Govan is the daughter of Kelvin and Monica Govan. Baird is the daughter of Ella Baird Dortch and Danny Baird. Taylor is the daughter of Phillip and Stella Taylor. Walker is the daughter of Cornell and Annie Walker. McNeil is the daughter of Janie McNeil and Clarence Hardin. Pinson is the daughter of Evon Pinson. McClarty is the son of Winston and Maxine McClarty. Jamison is the son of Chris and Alese Jamison.

Taylor and Walker are seniors at Potts Camp High School. Govan, Baird, McNeil, and Pinson are seniors at Holly Springs High School. McClarty and Jamison are seniors at Byhalia High School.

Sponsored by the UM Office of Admissions, the two-day conference introduces the state’s top African-American high school seniors to everyday life at the university. MOST participants explore the UM-Oxford campus, attend classes, participate in academic roundtable discussions, and experience student-life presentations and activities.

To be selected to MOST, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.0, demonstrate leadership skills and have a strong desire to attend a four-year college.

For more information about MOST, which is held during both the fall and spring semesters, contact Julian Gilner at 662-915-7226.

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