Thursday, August 10, 2006
Ryves Moore named to Chancellor's Honor Roll
A. Ryves Moore of Holly Springs was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for the spring semester of 2006 at the University of Mississippi. Ryves is vice president of Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity and vice president of the Interfraternity Council. He is a biochemistry major.
H.W. Byers PTA is on the move
Thanks to the 91 PTA members for the 2005-2006 school year, H.W. Byers PTA awarded trophies and certificates to the students achieving academic excellence, sponsored Grandparents’ Day and Teachers’ Appreciation Day by providing food and gift bags. H.W. Byers PTA extended services further into the community by giving Christmas baskets to several needy families. The year ended with a blast when PTA held an end-of-year dance for the elementary students for all their hard work during the year. Lastly, H.W. Byers PTA is debt free! You can help H.W. Byers PTA keep moving by becoming members for the 2006-2007 school year. Look for membership forms in your child’s backpack or you can pick one up at the first PTA meeting which will be held Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Thanks for becoming an active PTA member. H.W. Byers PTA is looking forward to providing continued support and aid to our principals and their staff for the 2006-2007 school year.
Whaley participates in Study Abroad program
Lori Whaley has recently returned from a month-long stay in Costa Rica as part of the Spanish Study Abroad program at the University of Mississippi. While participating in the program, Lori spent one week in the capital, San Jose, and three weeks in Manuel Antonio.
While living with Spanish-speaking families, she completed an advanced Spanish conversation course for which she gained six credits to be applied toward her Spanish minor. In addition to her studies, she had the opportunity to visit the Volcano Arenal in San Carlos, go on a canopy tour through the Manuel Antonio Rain Forest, take cultural lessons in cuisine and dance and go white-water rafting on the Rio Naranjo.
Lori is the 21-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Whaley of Potts Camp. She is a senior at the University of Mississippi where she is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies, the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and Kappa Delta Sorority.
Local MSU graduates
The following students from this area are among nearly 800 Mississippi State students who are candidates for degrees at the conclusion of the 2006 summer term.
Yureka S. Lawrence of Starkville.
Maurica A. Marrion, Coretta L. Woods, both of Holly Springs.
Amy E. Wilbanks of Olive Branch.
Amber Ivy participates in pre-teen pageant; crowned Miss Photogenic
Amber Ivy was a Mississippi State Finalist in the National American Miss Mississippi Jr. Pre-Teen Pageant held in Mobile, Ala. on July 20-22. Amber was crowned 2006 Miss Mississippi Photogenic receiving a $250 cash prize, trophy, crown and banner; 2006 Most Promising Model receiving a $350 Modeling Scholarship and a trophy and was the third place winner for the Casual Modeling contest receiving a trophy.
Amber received a total of seven trophies and is expected to complete at Nationals in Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 19-25 in the National All-American Miss Pageant as 2006 Miss Mississippi Photogenic and Most Promising Model.
The competition is full of fun and excitement including a day at Disneyland, lunch with the Disney characters and a tour of Hollywood.
Thank you to all who have blessed Amber with donations. A special thanks to J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home, New York Fashion II, and Tyson Drug Store. Your support is greatly appreciated! Amber is 7 years old and is in second grade at Holly Springs Primary.
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