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Excellence in education

By Staff
Oct. 25, 2001
Danielle Shelton and Bridget Confait, both second year Allied Health students at West Lauderdale High School, presented a safety program last week for the school's 4-H Club.
Allied Health II is a vocational program for students who plan a career in the medical field. Confait, a junior, plans to be a doctor; Shelton, also a junior, plans to be an orthopedic surgeon.
The Allied Health II students and their instructor, LeeAnn Rhaly, attended a 4-H council meeting. They presented a program that covered wound care, poison control, seizures and how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.
The Dr. O.D. Polk Sr. Scholar for fall and spring semesters at Meridian Community College is Kasheda Madison of Meridian.
The $500 scholarship is funded through The MCC Foundation by Dr. O.D. Polk Jr. of Silver Springs, Md., as a memorial tribute to his father who was a physician in Meridian.
Madison is a sophomore in the associate degree nursing program. She is married and is an active member of her church. She is a graduate of Meridian High School who hopes to become either a nurse, midwife or family practitioner.
Jennifer McDonald is one of Meridian Community College's Emily Louise McDonald Nursing Scholars for 2001-2002.
The $700 scholarship is funded by The MCC Foundation through an endowment established by the late Forrest Mobley of West Palm Beach as a tribute to his sister.
McDonald, a single parent, is studying in the associate degree nursing program.
HATTIESBURG Amy Clark, a senior elementary education major, is a member of the Eta Zeta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Clark is a native of Meridian. She attended Southeast Lauderdale High School and received an associate's degree from Meridian Community College.
DECATUR Ten sophomores were recently inducted into the Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at East Central Community College.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges.
Students inducted were:
Penny Alford of Carthage; Christopher Bankston of Union; Tiffany Chancellor of Enterprise; Farrah Collins of Noxapater; Tammy Faulkner of Morton; Tina Mize of Hickory; Makisha Payton of Louin; Mitzi Rogers and Kristie Spivey, both of Forest; and Brent Sutphin of Decatur.
Membership in the organization is by invitation only. To qualify, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in 12 semester hours of course work. An overall grade point average of 3.5 is also required.

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