Excellence in education
Feb. 8, 2001
Scott County School District has named Randy Cahoon as Parent of the Year 2000-01.
Cahoon lends his support and encouragement to public school education in a variety of ways, among them serving as president of the Parent Teacher Organization, coordinating drug enforcement agents to present programs during Drug Awareness Week, chaperoning school
activities, and performing repairs, installation and upgrading of school
Olivia Edwards of Shubuta has been named the 2001 recipient of the Dr. Dan Thornton Scholarship.
The Dean's List scholar will use the $1,000 to cover her tuition at the college for her sophomore year of study in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Edwards is employed at Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman.
Mrs. Thornton established the nursing scholarship endowment as a memorial tribute to her husband through The MCC Foundation.
Robert Pryor of Meridian has captured one of the William and Dorothy Lerner Business Scholarships for 2001 at Meridian Community College.
The sophomore accounting major will receive the $700 scholarship through The MCC Foundation. The scholarship is funded by Wendy Lerner of Marietta, Ga., in memory of her parents.
GOSHEN, Ind. Christine A. Maust of Meridian has been named to the Dean's List at Goshen College for the 2000-2001 fall semester.
Students making the Dean's List must finish in the top 10 percent of students in any one term, according to grade point average, while completing at least 12 hours of course work for a letter grade and taking no courses credit-elect.
Maust is also participating in the Goshen College Study-Service Term (SST) in San Jose, Costa Rica, during the spring semester. Students spend the first half of the 13-week term studying the language and culture of the country in San Jose and the second half of the term fulfilling service requirements, often relating to their majors.
Maust is the daughter of Duane and Elaine Maust.
Raymond Boykin of Meridian is one of the Miriam Roberson Scholars for 2001.
The $800 scholarship is among several nursing scholarships funded through the MCC Foundation by Thomas Roberson in memory of his wife. Boykin was selected to receive the scholarship on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.
The full-time Dean's List scholar is also a volunteer firefighter and an emergency medical responder in the community.