Local students honored for achievements
June 27, 2001
Andrew Havron, 14, a ninth-grade student at Northwest Junior High School, completed his Eagle Scout project June 6. Havron's project was to clean and landscape the main entrance area of his school.
Havron is a member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 9, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Havron of Meridian.
Meridian Community College's College Promotions Department captured awards at the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi contest. MCC won first place for a single piece of artwork; second place for color photograph, television spots and television programs and third place awards for television programs and advertisements.
DECATUR Two talented and gifted students from Newton County Elementary School received honorable mentions in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi Design for Good Health Art Contest. Jordan Vance and Kirby Keith received certificates and T-shirts for artwork they submitted. There were more than 7,900 entries in the contest.
DECATUR The following students in the Business Computer Technology Program at the Newton County Career and Technical Center received honors at the State FBLA Conference in Jackson:
Cartrellis Wansley, Dana McMillan and Shellie Keyes first place, multimedia presentation; Brad Sutphin and Matthew Lundy second place, Web site design.
Wansley, Keyes, Sutphin and Lundy will represent the state at the National FBLA Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 28-July 3.
Lori Fleming of Philadelphia is the recipient of the Ralph Wilkerson Social Sciences Scholarship at Meridian Community College. The MCC Foundation awards the $600 scholarship annually as a memorial tribute to a former social studies instructor at the college. Fleming is a social studies major in the University Transfer Program.
Trent Hughes of Meridian is the newly selected Alumni and Friends Scholar at Meridian Community College for 2001-2002. The $900 scholarship is funded annually by an endowment established by the Association of Alumni and Friends through the MCC Foundation.
Hughes will be a sophomore this fall. He is a broadcast meteorology major.
CHICAGO Thomas E. Burton, formerly of Meridian, graduated from Columbia College of Chicago June 3 with a degree in film technology. Burton is the son of Dianne and Ted Burton of Meridian and the grandson of the late Ollie Jean Russell and Earl and Virginia Burton.
The Orientation for School Leaders' program implemented by the Mississippi Department of Education recently selected Denise Knight as the recipient of the Leadership Award.
Knight participated in the two-year training program as a requirement of the Mississippi Department of Education as part of its Career Level Licensure program for entry-level administrators.
Knight is the K-4 curriculum/federal programs coordinator for the Lauderdale County School District.
Kimberly Malone, a student at Southeast High School, has been named a United States National Award winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy. Students recommended for the award were selected based on academic performance, citizenship and leadership qualities.
She is the daughter of Elaine Malone of Toomsuba and the granddaughter of Mary Sheffield of Meridian and Lois Malone of Halsell, Ala.