Thursday, November 23, 2006
Mayor speaks at Holly High
Mayor Andre DeBerry was the guest speaker at the first nine weeks honor roll assembly. He challenged the students to try harder with their education emphasized, the importance of dressing appropriately, and using this time wisely to prepare for the challenges in life after high school.
Mayor DeBerry, a Holly High graduate and a graduate of Jackson State University, promised the students that he would have his own party for them if they raise the school’s accreditation level and if more students make the honor roll.
DeBerry personally greeted each honor roll student and handed them their certificate. While principal John Chase spoke to the general student body about their motivation level and behavior, the honor roll students with their parents had breakfast with the mayor.
The school’s cafeteria prepared a delicious breakfast of eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and juice.
DeAnna L. Eben of Red Banks is among the 155 fall 2006 initiates into Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society at the University of Mississippi. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, chartered at UM in 1959, is one of the university’s highest honors.
Eben, a senior education major at UM, is the daughter of Bernie and Judy Bauer of Cabot, Ark., and married to Richard W. Eben. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Attend MOST Conference
H. W. Byers High School seniors Corrandra Scott, Mavis Robinson, LaTasha Anderson and Victoren Hooker attend the MOST Conference at Ole Miss this weekend. These students received their invitations based on their GPAs and ACT scores and nomination by their counselor, Linda Spaulding. Spaulding drove these students to the campus for their week-end of college life. The MOST Conference was designed to encourage Afro-American high school students to attend college. The seniors will attend classes, meetings and basketball games as well as spend the night in the dorm. All four of these Byers’ students plan to attend a university in the fall of 2007. They are active in school events, clubs and atheletics.
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