January 27, 2011
Delta State University honors
The following Delta State University students from Marshall County have been named to the President’s List of Delta Scholars for compiling a 3.80 to 4.00 grade point average during the 2010 fall semester:
Shannon N. Hendrix, and Brittany K. Scruggs, both of Byhalia.
Justin K. Hunsucker of Holly Springs, earned Dean’s List honors at DSU for compiling a 3.50 to 3.79 grade point average.
Marshall County students on MSU Dean’s List
The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the fall 2010 semester:
Tricia J. Bramlett, Katie Gilliland and Meghan L. Guy, all of Holly Springs;
Gerry D. Adair, Ridge T. Bass, Rachel J. Carter, Sara R. Dirlam, Heather L. Fleming, Julina M. Henderson, Jacob L. Merryman, Carrie F. Moultrie, James M. Romanoli, Tokela J. Smith, Kelsey D. Sykes, all of Byhalia; and Zachary K. Shaw of Waterford.
MA Mock Trial Teams to present exhibition round
For the third year in a row, Marshall Academy is gearing up to send its Mock Trial Teams to district competition at the University of Mississippi.
This year, the teams will invite spectators to participate in a live exhibition round on Tuesday, Feb. 1, to help them prepare for the annual competition.
The High School Mock Trial program is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar Association. Sarah Miller Taylor serves again as the team teacher/sponsor. She is assisted by local attorneys, Tony Farese of Ashland and Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, as coaches for the team.
Marshall Academy will participate with two teams this year. Seniors on the teams include Danielle Stanley, Anne Greer and Claire Liddy as attorneys, Drew Rappa as a witness and Joey Brock and Kasey Shaw as timekeepers. Juniors include Michael Farese, Katherine Farese and Davis Kelly as attorneys and Ben Breithaupt, Brittany Stewart, Ashika Bhakta, Tyler Cook, Kirby Jones and Elgin Lafever as witnesses. Sophomore Allyson Viger and freshman Jasmine Milan will also play witnesses.
Mock Trial provides an opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of the legal system and actually try fictitious court cases. Not only do participants learn teamwork, leadership, strategic planning and professional skills, they are able to expand their speaking, writing, reading and analytical abilities. Different teams from schools all over the state compete in this program. Competitions will be scheduled in four regions of the state – Oxford, Jackson, the Gulf Coast and Hattiesburg. Winners of the regional competitions will compete against each other at the statewide competition in Jackson.
This year, the case is a murder trial involving the death of Sunny Beach, allegedly locked in the freezer of her own restaurant by her business partner, defendant Ima Freeman.
“For the first time that I can remember, and I did this in high school, the case is a murder trial,” said Taylor. “We have mobsters and jailhouse snitches as witnesses, as well as corrupt police and the murderer’s name spelled out in bacon in the evidence files. It’s a really fun case and we’ve had a great time preparing for completion this year.”
The exhibition round will offer students a live audience and feedback as they head into their first competition of the year.
“This ‘dress rehearsal’ is the best preparation for them,” said Knecht. “The legal community has been invited as well as anyone who would like to come offer support and advice to the teams.”
The first team competition is scheduled for February 5 in Oxford. If the team wins at this level, it will advance to the statewide competition for the second consecutive year in Jackson on February 25 and 26. The national competition will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, in May.
The exhibition round will begin at 7 p.m. at Courtroom B (next to the tax assessor’s office) on the square in Holly Springs.
Anyone interested can find the case at www.msbar.org. Feedback will be welcomed at the end of the round.
Marshall County School Menu
January 31-February 4
Monday: Pizza with variety of toppings, turkey and cheese on bun, tossed salad with dressings, whole kernel corn, chilled peach slices, assorted fruit juice, crackers, chocolate chip cookie, variety of milks, ketchup, mustard, mayo
Tuesday: Chicken noodle soup and sandwich, bbq pulled pork burger, mashed potatoes, cheesy broccoli, pears, assorted fruit juice, whole wheat roll, assorted Jello with whipped toppings, variety of milks, ketchup, variety of dipping sauce, PCMC1, brown gravy
Wednesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken nuggets, green beans, carrot sticks with dip, oranges, fruit cocktail, whole wheat roll, variety of milks, ketchup, variety of dipping sauce, PCMC1
Thursday: Ham and turkey submarine sandwich, southern fried chicken, French fries, whipped potatoes, pineapple tidbits, assorted fruit juice, whole wheat roll, peanut butter cookie, variety of milks, ketchup, mustard, mayo
Friday: Taco salad, chicken fajitas, garden salad with dressings, whole kernel corn, applesauce, bananas, crackers, variety of milks, ketchup, mustard, mayo, taco sauce
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