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Excellence in education

By Staff
Dec. 1, 2001
West Lauderdale Elementary School held its annual Reading Fair Nov. 15. All students were eligible to participate. Students chose a book to read and planned a creative way to present it, including the elements of setting, main characters, problem, solution and plot summary.
All students who participated received certificates. Fourth-through-sixth-place winners and those students with honorable mentions received ribbons. Students receiving first-, second- and third-place honors received trophies and will advance to district reading fair competition in the spring.
The following are West Lauderdale Elementary's winners:
Kindergarten
Malorie Hunt, first place; C.J. Johnson, second place; Will Stokes, third place; Sha Pope, fourth place; Johnathan Williams, fifth place; and Taylor Agent, sixth place.
First grade
Rachel May, first place; Jenna Vick, second place; Derek Schulte, third place; Kirsten Reid, fourth place; Kevin Lee Henson, fifth place; Audrey Pierce, sixth place; and Kendall Robinson, honorable mention.
Second grade
Reid Johnson, first place; Logan Williams, second place; Nicola Callahan, third place; Aaron Ng, fourth place; Katie Lee, fifth place; Haley Parker, sixth place; and Briana Harford, honorable mention.
Third grade
Bonnie Dulaney, first place; David May, second place; Wills Scarbrough, third place; Emily Sollie, fourth place; Raven Sevier, fifth place; Trey McNickle, sixth place; and Smokey Ethridge, honorable mention.
Fourth grade
Jordan Schulte, first place; Anna Kathryn Ridinger, second place; Georgia Doner, third place; Brandi Lee, fourth place; Andrea Mabry, fifth place; Brittany Stevens, sixth place; and Billie Wilkins and Trey Hollis, honorable mentions.
Group winners were Alyson Mitchell and Mary Wamble, first place and Mason Wooldridge, Jared Overby and Hallie Davis, second place.
The following eighth-grade students were the top spellers in Northwest Junior High School's spelling bee, held Nov. 26. The students will compete against Kate Griffin Junior High School students in a spelling bee scheduled for Dec. 13:
First place Albert Edmonds; second place Amir Badat; third place Nada Johnson, Amanda Cody, John Dixon, Hunter Futch, Nicole Johnson, Emily Entrekin, Amber Brown, Artesian Boyd, Courtney Ivy and Shandrica White; alternates Fran Surles and Justin Boston.
OXFORD Anne Clay Archer, Jennifer Hester Russell and Allison Lee Ulmer, all of Meridian, were welcomed recently to the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College at The University of Mississippi by Chancellor Robert C. Khayat.
The students are among 122 top scholars from across the United States who were admitted this fall.
All three students from Meridian are freshmen at Ole Miss and graduates of Lamar High School.
Archer is the daughter of B.B. and Sally Archer. Russell is the daughter of Dave and Lynn Russell. Ulmer is the daughter of Eddie and Donna Ulmer.

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