MA seniors receive awards
Marshall Academy handed out diplomas, scholarships and awards during its 2008 graduation ceremony May 19.
Invocation was led by class president Nealy Jones. Special music was provided by Jon Cooper, Kristen Feathers, Ellen Gresham, Kayla Kotowicz and Andrew West.
Micaela DeLashmit delivered the salutatory address and Ellen Gresham the valedictory address.
Guest speaker was Seth Adams, a 2003 graduate of MA. He recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in business administration. He was the starting quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels in the 2007 season.
School headmaster Jane Hubbard announced $788,144 in scholarships to members of the Class of 2008.
Fifteen years ago the yearbook staff began a Senior Hall of Fame. Seniors are nominated each year by the faculty based on character, activities, achievement, leadership and class rank. This year’s inductees were Brent Adams, Micaela DeLashmit, Ellen Gresham, Nealy Jones, Jessica Taylor and Andrew West.
The Outstanding Anchor award is presented to a member of the Anchor Club who has been elected by her peers in recognition of her contributions to the club and community. This year’s award went to Nealy Jones.
The DAR Good Citizen Award is presented by the Matthew McConnell Chapter to a senior who has demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This year’s recipient was Nealy Jones.
The school presents an award each year to a senior who is dedicated, interested and actively involved in all aspects of Marshall Academy. This year’s “Best All-Around Senior” was Brent Adams.
The MA Service Award is presented to a senior who exemplifies a willingness to help others in the school community and has been of great service to Marshall Academy. This year’s recipient was Nealy Jones.
Taking home Presidential Academic Fitness Awards were Brent Adams, Micaela DeLashmit, Ellen Gresham, Kayla Kotowicz, Erica Owen, Jessica Taylor and Andrew West. In order to receive the presidential award, a student must have scored at or above the 85th percentile in total math or total reading on their most recent standardized test. They must also have maintained a grade point average of 90 or above.
Academic Achievement Awards are presented each year to seniors, who through their participation and efforts, have shown keen interest and performed well academically in a particular subject area. Winners this year were Ellen Gresham, English; Andrew West, Spanish; Micaela DeLashmit, science; Jessica Taylor, mathematics; Jon Cooper, economics; Chad Bowman, government; Brent Adams, composition; Trey Ash, business.
Selected this year’s Star Student was Brent Adams. The honoree is declared based on ACT score and grade point average. He selected Christopher Hedglin as his Star Teacher.
The headmaster also recognized honor graduates and high honor graduates.
High honor graduates – maintained grade point average of least 94 for the last four years – Brent Adams, Micaela DeLashmit, Ellen Gresham, Erica Owen, Jessica Taylor and Andrew West.
Honor graduates – maintained grade point average of 90 or above the last four years – Trey Ash, Nealy Jones, Kayla Kotowicz, Allie Kriss and Ashley Robinson.
Steve Gresham, board president, awarded diplomas.
H.W. Byers Elementary School honor roll
Kindergarten, Bonner: D’Iveion Coleman, Reyna Delgado, Tyrese Pritchard, Lillian Lykens, Kendric Stephen, Theodoric Stephen; Krahl: Christopher Aguilera, Derell Anderson, Richard Davis, Abbie Gray, Kobe Harris, Annabel Skelton, Richard Spencer, James Richardson; Shaw: Dontrell Harper, Ladarrius Bryson, Tyranicia Bryson, Selenne Gonzalez, Brinaya Martin, Travarus Milam, Madison Self
First Grade, Needham: Rene Bolanos, Michael Harris, Mariah Jones, Karla Gonzalez, Briana Martinez, Zachary Snow, Hunter Roberson, KaDerious Rhyan; Wilkins: Katlin Bell, Latoria Bogard, Jamie Huckeba, Eden Stewart, Brianna Murphy, Randy Cross, Gabrielle Upton
Second Grade, Nunnally: Reba Billingsley, Destiny Coker, Giselle Gonzalez, Quarterrious Jones, Jaylan Lewis, Ronald Nehring, Hallie Parmelly, Jacob Smith; Ray: Michael Anderson, Shakira Foster, Aliana Gray, Takayla Jefferson, Rosalyn Self, Asia Williams; Roberts: Landon Carter, Tia Cole, Tia Ellis, Destiny Greene, Mark Goldsby, Adreiana Harris, Addison McCurdy, Rolisha Rounds
Third Grade, Braddock: Dwayne Boutte, Devin Kennedy, Yakia McKinnie; Garrison: Kelsey Brown, Laquinceanera Nabors, Amber Kelly; Owens: Bryonna Campbell, Harley Gillis, Katie Millan, Jasmine Gardner, Arkella Jones, Nikita Mays, Corneilous Rubbin
Fourth Grade, Brown: Briana Wilkins: Hampton: Nancy Bolanos
Fifth Grade, Dunigan: Nicholas Hudson, Taylor Jones, Kimberly Millan, Jahkel Scott
Sixth Grade, Fitzpatrick: Juliet Brittain, Samantha Paris, Jequira Thompson, Laniqua Collins, Tiara Bryson, Megan Smith
Kindergarten, Bonner: Dallas Fitzpatrick, Chasity Eddings; Krahl: James Logan Melton, Deniesha Hassell; Shaw: Drake Berry, Alexis Eddings, Steven Jones, Dustin Wood
First Grade, Needham: Makayla Carmichael, Gabrieal Carlton, Allison Dodson, Taliyah Hassell, Alexis Settles, Glonesia Pritchard; Wilkins: Haley Bryson, Laniyah Coleman, Dawn Fitzpatrick, Atia German, Ayanna Hale, Tamia Jones, Micaela Shields, Alexus Hunter, Xavier Linsey, Christian Ellis, Taylor Gibson, Bryce Sparkman
Second Grade, Nunnally: Kassidy Drew, Brittany Forte, Kaitlin Garcia, Douglas Hill, Erin Martin, Alvin Scott, Javion Smith, Tialexus Stevenson, Jacob Stewart, Mahquayveous Thomas; Ray: Rayesha Talley, Micah York; Roberts: Nyesha Everett
Fourth Grade, Burton: Arnecia Holmes
Mary Reid School honor roll for fourth nine weeks
K-5 Wilkerson, Superintendent’s List: John T. Cook, Ethan Hendricks, Karina Mays, Ana Ramirez, Camryn Walston; Honor Roll: Ronnie Ayers, Emily Cook, Noe Hernandez, Ben Rowland, Jeremiah Thompson, Leslie Yeager, Kyntravion Turnage
K-5 Farr, Superintendent’s List: Chandler Boren, Megan Cheatwood, Wyatt Feathers, Brady Hunsucker, Ian Montoria, Ashanti Turnage, Laken Vanzant; Honor Roll: Alissa Lopez, Makayla Wolfe, Dustin Fesmire
K-5, Minor, Superintendent’s List: Harlie Oswalt, Karlie Potts, Kristen Snow, Ethan Young; Principal’s List: Myles Clifton, Walter Hamilton, Tevin Holts, Mason Moore, CJ Samoly, Marisa Smith, Samantha Wells
First Grade, Knight, Superintendent’s List: Jac-Tyler Jenkins, Hank Mansel, Kailin Shaw, Hunter Skelton; Principal’s List: Kayla Allen, Ashley Anderson, Henry Bell, Shoundarius Bogard, Takyla Buffington, Kylan Conners, Olivia Floyd, Addisyn Hughes, Caden Johnson, Oliva King, Taneshia Marion, Ally Smith
First Grade, Moore, Superintendent’s List: Jared Alverson, Hunter Brown, Lakayla Collins, Adrianna Newman, Jalan Shaw, Jeana Ward, Madison Newman; Honor Roll, Tracie Bogard, Mary Harris, Carla Hernandez, Seth Nichols, Jose’ Reyes, Dasana Trammell, Rolesha Turnage, Regan Waddle
First Grade, Snow, Superintendent’s List: Ariauna Henderson, Deonte Isom, Emma Payne, Matthew Rikard, Alexis Turner, Donald Wilson; Honor Roll, Morgann Bing, Megan Blevins, Hunter Floyd, Braxton Ford, Tyler Foreman, Stephanie Sexton, Selena Sullivan, Paxton Work
Second Grade, Boren, Honor Roll, William Christopher Joshua Crane, Samantha Keel, Zane Looney, Julia Nicholson
Second Grade, Looney, Superintendent’s List: Kejon Gladney, Dylan Minor; Honor Roll, Briana Anthony, Bradley Garrett, Chanda Hutchens, Kendrick Jeffries, Michael Walston, Hailey Brown
Third Grade, Howell, Honor Roll, Kayla Brown, Dillon Burns, Bettia Hankins, Peyton Montoria, Liane Riles, BJ Sanders, Haze Walton
Third Grade, Joyner, Superintendent’s List: Kyle Corbett, Jordan Haney, Taylor Harris, Makaha Martin, Lori Wilson
Cathey selected emissary at School for Math and Science
Local student Jason Cathey has been selected as a 2008-2009 emissary for the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. Emissaries are the official student spokespersons for the school. They assist the admissions office in various recruitment and public relations activities of MSMS.
These activities include conducting tours for visitors, presentations for prospective students, letter writing, hosting and serving at receptions and other social functions, and ushering at assembly programs.
A committee chooses emissaries after undergoing an in-depth selection process, which includes a written application, interview, and teacher recommendations. Qualifications include senior status, B average or better, good verbal skills, and a school record of exemplary behavior.
“Bearing the title ‘emissary’ is a very prestigious honor. This title is granted only to senior students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, as well as exemplary leadership, interpersonal, and public relations skills.
“I am very proud to have the opportunity to work with these students and contribute to their professional development,” Julie Muselwhite, staff assistant for recruitment, said.
Jason is the son of Jimmie and Mary Cathey.
graduate from MSMS
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science held its 2008 graduation ceremony on May 23. One hundred and four students from across the state received their diplomas. The graduates include the following area students: Annie Bea Govan, the daughter of Kelvin and Monica Govan of Holly Springs. Annie came to MSMS from Holly Springs High School. She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study biology and medical science; Emily Dee Miller, the daughter of Larry and Deborah Miller of Byhalia. Emily is a former student of Hernando High School. She plans to attend Mississippi College to major in kinesiology.
Potts Camp Reunion held
By Mary R. Minor
Members of the Potts Camp Class of ’58 were honored at the Potts Camp School Reunion last Saturday. Classmates in attendance were Ruth Bowen, Toni Newsom Caldwell, Ganus Gadd and wife Estelle, Jimmie Kimery and wife Lurline, Sam Kirk, Alta Faye Day Lawrence and husband Richard, Shirley Clark Roser, Linda Watson Theisen, Barbara Smithwick Wasson and Jean Shaw Whaley. As a further celebration of their 50th anniversary, class members will meet June 21 at JB’s Restaurant on the square in Holly Springs.
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