Thursday, February 17, 2005

Education

K-97 Radio Station visits Marshall County Schools

Patricia Willis, promotional manager for K-97 radio station in Memphis, Tenn. spoke to students at H.W. Byers, Byhalia, and Potts Camp last week. She served as a job shadower for students on the occupational diploma track for graduation. She talked to the students about good communication skills, and what positions were available for students with a high school education. She told them there are over 200 employees at their station. Clear Channel consists of several radio stations under the same roof. The clear channels consist of Rock 103, News Radio 600, 990 AM, WDIA 1070 AM, gospel station 95.7 FM, 101.1 and K-97. She told students that each disc-jockey works about five hours per day. She told students that in order to become a disc-jockey, they have to have the right voice for the job. They must also have at least two years of college and to have done some work around a radio station. The students were impressed that Willis had met a lot of artists that they listen to each day. She told students that she is reponsible for artist’s transportation, food and being interviewed on the air. She also sends dj’s to businesses when they are having a grand opening or tela-thon.

Willis is a mass communications major and graduated from Rust College in Holly Springs. She asked trivia questions at the end of her presentation at each school and gave K-97 t-shirts and towels to the winners.

Willis was invited to come and speak to the students by Charles Johnson, transitional coordinator for the county schools. He would like to thank Willis and K-97 radio station for supporting Marshall County Schools.


Chancellor’s List

Lori Lynn Whaley of Potts Camp was listed on the Chancellor’s List at the Univeristy of Mississippi for the fall 2004 semester.


Mary Reid/ICS 4-K registration dates set for March 1 & 3

Mary Reid/ICS 4-K registration will be Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 3, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. This is a blended program with the ICS Head Start. Children 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2005 are eligible. Class size is limited to 20. It is not first come, first serve. To register you must bring the following items: 1. your child (for testing) 2. child’s birth certificate 3. child’s Social Security card 4. two proofs of residency 5. parent’s Social Security card 6. child’s insurance card 7. 121 form (shot record) and 8. proof of annual income. If you have any questions please call 662-333-7774 or 662-333-7057.


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