Local graduates at MS State
The following students from this area are among more than 2,200 Mississippi State students who are 2010 spring semester graduates.
From Starkville, Megan K. Anderson, Donald D. Nichols
From Lamar, Shamika S. Bryson, Ajacca B. Penilton, Justin W. Shaw,
From Red Banks, Emily G. Dodson, Heath E. Taylor
From Holly Springs, Benisha D. Lewis, Lemon R. Phelps, Tyler F. Stroupe, Jasmin J. Tuggles, Mark A. Williams
From Byhalia, Kevin P. Lynch, Akela N. Young
From Kenner, John A. Sexton
University of Memphis Dean’s List
The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the spring 2010 semester:
Noelle D. Grasso and Whitney R. McNeil, both of Holly Springs;
Ridge T. Bass, Rachel J. Carter, Tiffany M. Markle, Thomas L. Nabors, James M. Romanoli, Kelsey D. Sykes, David A. Wicker, all of Byhalia;
Innocence C. Harvey of Mt. Pleasant; and Zachary K. Shaw of Waterford.
Judge Lackey tells MA seniors ‘you can be anything’
Thirty-one members of the Marshall Academy Class of 2010 received diplomas during the graduation ceremony May 17.
Twin sisters Casey and Courtney Gibson gave the valedictory and salutatory address together. On behalf of their fellow seniors, they thanked the teachers during their school years at MA and all the parents “who have always been there for us.” They urged fellow classmates to “follow your dreams.”
Judge Henry Lackey, a native of Calhoun County, delivered the commencement address – entitled “What it means to be an American.” In February 1993 he was appointed judge of the Third Circuit Court in North Mississippi and he has run for the office for four additional terms without opposition.
Lackey told seniors – “You live in the most powerful nation on this earth and the nation with the most opportunities. You are an American. You are a privileged class – a special group. Your country has the right to expect great things from you. You can turn back and do nothing or you can be anything you want to be.”
Headmaster Jane Hubbard presented senior awards.
• Hall of Fame – Kelley Autry, Duncan Baker, Emily Burk, Kent Feathers, Alison Hutchens, Kristin Mynatt.
• Outstanding Anchor Club Member – Emily Burk.
• Patriot Performer Awards – Kent Feathers and Dixon Hewlitt.
• Daughters of American Revolution Award – Kristin Mynatt and outstanding teacher David Austin.
• Best All Around Senior – Alison Hutchens.
• MA Service Award – Kristin Mynatt.
• Bradley Reece Memorial Award – Kelley Autry.
• Presidential Academic Fitness – Rachel Cole, Kent Feathers, Courtney Gibson, Heather Vazquez, Sara Walker.
• Academic Achievement – English and mathematics, Kent Feathers; economics, Duncan Baker; Spanish, government and composition, Emily Burk; science, Casey Gibson; journalism, Hannah Boatwright.
• Star Student – Kent Feathers, who selected Renee’ Tice as his Star Teacher.
• Honor graduates – Kelley Autry, Duncan Baker, Hannah Boatwright, Cameron Gant, Ali Hutchens, Hunter Irons, Kristin Mynatt, Anna Roberts, Rodney Robinson.
• High honor graduates – Emily Burk, Rachel Cole, Casey Gibson, Courtney Gibson.
Kristin Mynatt, class president, gave the invocation. Tim Liddy, president of the Marshall Academy Board of Directors, awarded diplomas to the seniors. The junior members of the Patriot Performers presented the benediction.
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