Thursday, March 23, 2006
Holly Springs Primary raises funds for St. Jude with annual Math-A-Thon
The Holly Springs Primary School will hold their annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. By supporting the participants of the event, you will help raise funds for the internationally recognized hospital.
These funds will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood catastrophic diseases. Not only did the children raise $2,166.77 last year for the cause, but had to work math problems in the process.
Our goal in holding the Math-A-Thon is to help the children of the world who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell disease. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is a world leader in the fight against these diseases, and they have made great progress, but only because of the help of people like the citizens of Holly Springs, said L. Adams, school nurse and coordinator of the event. We are asking that citizens and businesses of Holly Springs support our students as they participate in the program. The schools goal this year is $2,200.00 All money needs to be turned in by Wednesday, March 29. Tax-deductible checks payable to St. Jude Childrens Hospital are accepted. Any person or business that would like to make a donation may call the school at 252-1768.
Paula Jones Salter Memorial Scholarship
Friends help friends smooth the rough patches in life, and the bond is made stronger when a friendship evolves into a perpetual memorial that offers opportunities to others.
Oliver and Carolyn Triplett enjoyed being friends and neighbors of Sid and Paula Salter for years in their hometown of Forest. Then in 2005, Paula lost her long battle with multiple sclerosis.
To ensure a lasting tribute, the Tripletts have endowed the Paula Jones Salter Memorial Scholarship with a $100,000 gift to Salters alma mater, the University of Mississippi, through the Ole Miss Womens Council for Philanthropy.
Paula and Sid Salter were our neighbors for years; they lived across the street, and we bonded with them and became close, personal friends, Oliver Triplett said.
Sid Salter, Perspective editor of The Clarion-Ledger, said the Tripletts were an integral part of their lives, especially during his daughters childhood. Oliver and Carolyn were among the most faithful of friends who came to visit during Paulas illness. They were there in the hard times and are very special.
Expressing his appreciation, Salter said, Paula was proud all of her life of her association with Ole Miss. She would be so proud of this endowment, as are all of us in her family.
Paula Jones Salter, remembered by many for her kindness, love and positive nature, attended Ole Miss, earning a bachelors degree in business administration in 1981 and MBA in 1982. Before retiring in 1989 for health reasons, she was deputy director of economic development for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
The Salters only child, Kate, is following in her mothers footsteps as a sophomore at Ole Miss majoring in business administration.
The Paula Jones Salter Scholarship is designated for students in the School of Business Administration. Plans call for it to be awarded for the first time this fall to a deserving student chosen on the basis of academic abilities and leadership potential.
We are deeply grateful for the generosity that Mr. and Mrs. Triplett have shown in making this gift as a special remembrance of Paula Salter, said Brian Reithel, dean of the business school. We promise to be good stewards of this special scholarship and will do our best to ensure that bright students have the opportunity to obtain a first-rate business education at Ole Miss.
The Tripletts themselves have a long history with the university, where he earned a juris doctorate and she a bachelors degree in liberal arts, both in 1963.
Referring to the Tripletts other acts of generosity, Salter said, This is not the first higher education philanthropy for the Tripletts, and it is quite characteristic of the family. Theyve done wonderful things.
In addition to her husband and daughter, Paula Salter is survived by her mother, Merle Dent Jones of Macon, and her brother, A.R. Gus Jones of Aberdeen.
The Ole Miss Womens Council for Philanthropy, created five years ago, is recognized as a national model for scholarship programs with its three-pronged approach. When a diverse group of women with ties to the university united to help develop the next generation of leaders, they determined three things were needed to develop well-rounded graduates: financial resources, leadership skills and mentoring relationships.
Each male and female OMWC scholar receives a $20,000 scholarship, benefits from UMs Lott Leadership Institute and travel opportunities, and is assigned a mentor. Designed to reshape society through the nurturing of these leaders, the innovative council has attracted more than $5 million in support, with 40 students currently on scholarships.
For more information about the Ole Miss Womens Council for Philanthropy, contact the University of Mississippi Foundation at 662-915-5944 or visit http://www.olemiss.edu/giving/omwc/.
To learn more about the School of Business Administration, visit http:// www.olemissbusiness.com.
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