April 10, 2008
Brent Adams named STAR student; selects Chris Hedglin STAR teacher
Brent T. Adams has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2007-08 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council’s M.B. Swayze Educational Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program.
The Marshall Academy senior will be honored during the 18th annual Education Celebration on April 11 at Mississippi College in Clinton. The prestigious event is co-sponsored by Entergy Mississippi, AT&T, Mississippi Power Company, BancorpSouth and Trustmark National Bank.
STAR students are selected on the basis of academic excellence. Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR Student, explained Vickie Powell of Jackson, vice president of Foundation Programs. “The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors.”
Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the classroom teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.
Christopher J. Hedglin was designated STAR teacher.
Over 500 STAR Students and STAR Teachers will receive recognition from MEC’s Swayze Foundation at the celebration. The top 20 STAR Students – the All-Star Scholars – and their STAR Teachers will be presented scholarship awards provided by the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Charitable Foundation. The highlight of the Education Celebration will be the naming of the Mississippi STAR Student for 2008, winner of the coveted $24,000 Cook Foundation scholarship.
Additional local support for the STAR program is provided by MEC members from communities across the state.
Adams, 17, is the son of Gary and Lorena Adams of Holly Springs.
Honors and activities include Zach Ross Leadership Award, Boys State district attorney 2006, Mr. Marshall Academy 2007, Beta Club, Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist, National Honor Society, yearbook editor 2007, class president 2004 and 2005, Key Club, ABC participant, FCA, varsity football 2005-07 (all-conference 2005-06, MPSA all-star team 2007), varsity basketball 2005-07 (all-conference 2006) and track.
Hedglin, former teacher at MA, now teaches at Oxford High School. He received his BA from Millsaps and his MA from the University of Mississippi. Hedglin has been teaching four years and this is his second time to be named STAR teacher.
Holly Springs High School honor roll, third nine weeks
Ninth Grade, Principal’s List: Audrianna Crane, Kelvin Govan, Ashley Pryor
10th Grade, Principal’s List: Anthony Alexander, Brittany Govan, Jonathan Selman, Kalisha Smith, Takeyla Warfield
11th Grade, Princpal’s List: Bianca Kilpatrick, Lindsey Lewis, Lashunda Miller, Taranekia Robinson, Jemelanie Smith
12th Grade, Superintendent’s List: Jasmine Caldwell; Principal: Lakenya DeBerry, Seigee Jones, Myisa Lewis, Keena Pegues, Kimberly Pegues, Trisha Streater
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