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franklin county times

Local students recognized for achievements

By Staff
May 5, 2001
Olin Thomas, a senior at Newton County High School, recently attended the Lions of Mississippi Leadership Conference for Boys at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Thomas of Decatur.
Blair Anderson and Krissi Harris, juniors at Newton County High School, attended the Lions of Mississippi Leadership Conference for Girls.
Anderson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Anderson of Decatur, and Harris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Harris of Decatur.
DECATUR The following East Central Community College students won top honors in a Students in Free Enterprise competition: Kathy Jones, Heather Brantley and Asylbek Osmonov, all of Philadelphia; Kristen Averett and Carrie Massey, both of Decatur; Tina Patel of Forest; and Jareel Combest of Louisville.
STARKVILLE The following Mississippi State University students were inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi society: Jaslyn F. "Jaycee" Butler of Collinsville; Matt Walker of Decatur; Jill Hodges and Dana M. Wilson of DeKalb; Shonda M. Sanders of Forest; Contina R. McDonald of Lauderdale; Amanda N. "Niki" Cornish of Marion; Terry L. Cumberland of Philadelphia; and Jennifer M. Davidson of Union.
SCOOBA The following East Mississippi Community College students were honored at the college's annual awards day: Valerie Kemp, Adam Carmichael and Christy Conner, all of Meridian.
Kemp was honored for her selection into Who's Who Among American College Students. Carmichael was honored for his outstanding achievement in band. Conner received the Outstanding Freshman Ophthalmics Award.
DECATUR Dr. Lavinia Sparkman, vice president for instruction at East Central Community College, was recently inducted into Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an educational organization for women educators.
STARKVILLE Mississippi State University engineering students were recently honored with the Ingersoll-Rand Award at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Region XI Student Chapter in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The annual recognition goes to the campus organization with the most service and leadership activities during the past year.
Student chapter officers include: Justin L. Goldman of DeKalb, treasurer; and James R. Rawson of Meridian, chairman.
Goldman is the son of Brenda P. Goldman. Rawson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Rawson.
Zandrea Harris, a ninth-grade student at Northwest Junior High School in Meridian, placed third in the ninth-grade category on the BellSouth/Institutions of Higher Learning 2001 Poster Contest. Harris received a $100 savings bond.
The following Newton County High School students were recently inducted into the Beta Club: Kirby Nichols, Michael Kelly, Kristin Taylor, Kristal Burton, Betsy Clark, Suzanne Chaney, Dustin Yeager, Ashley Nicholson, Josh Cook, Taylor Nichols, Joy Cavenaugh, Amber Tyson, Courtney Averett, Whitney Owen, Shana Smith, Ginger Vance, Darryl Mapp, Jaquetia Mapp and Tenkya Bass.
The following Newton County Junior High School students were recently inducted into the Beta Club: Robert Westbrook, Whitney Knight, Amber Vanderslice, Amber Robinson, Hannah Gressett, Joseph Buckley, Dru Anderson, Chan Moore, Nikita Windham, Timothy Johnson, Caleb Frink, Markii Bout, Katie Jackson, Carmen Ezell, Lacy Loper, Jana Johnson, Sarah Jones, Megan Shoemaker, Erin Read, Justin Farmer, Jonathan Jackson, Kass Sharp, Joni Seale, Noah Cook, Gwen Johnson, Kyle Barrett, Jennifer Chaney and Maegan Johnston.
Kate Griffin Junior High School students will have poems published in a national publication, "Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans." The soon-to-be-published poets are Daniel Johnson, Julia Crowell, Ashley Nelson, Amanda Todd, Jocelyn Clayton, Sekeatha Spencer, Nikita Brewster, Shense Bush, Brittany Rue, Patricia Hill, Danielle Finley, Ashley Stringfellow, Etosha Cole, Cheetara Portis, Lawendy Emerson, Cierra Ball, Brandy Torrence, Mansonetta Short, Catrina Morton, Jamie Tally and Latrasha Hunt.
SCOOBA East Mississippi Community College students Crystal Miller and Deanna Smith, both of Meridian, performed in a choral concert recently on the college campus. The concert was part of EMCC's Pine Grove Festival.
DALLAS Daniel F. Barber of Meridian was named to the Honor Roll at Southern Methodist University. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must achieve a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
Barber, a 2000 graduate of Lamar High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barber of Meridian.

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