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Excellence in Education

By Staff
Golden Key International Honor Society is a non-profit, academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships.
The society has more than 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa and New Zealand. Membership in the society is by invitation only to the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors in all fields of study.
Hedglin is the daughter of Jerry and Fern Hedglin of Meridian. She graduated from Mississippi State University on May 11, with a degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations. She graduated magna cum laude.
In addition to the Golden Key, she is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Public Relations Student Society of America and the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society where she served as secretary and vice-president. She was also a member and vice-president of the German Club.
Jessica Kopf of Meridian has been named a United States National Award Winner in Student Council by the United States Achievement Academy.
Kopf, who attends Meridian High School, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
She is the daughter of Chuck and Glenda Kopf of Meridian. Her grandparents are Kenneth Smith of Enterprise and the late Jean Smith and Rebecca Cooley of Meridian.
Matthew Johnson of Meridian has been named an All-American Collegiate Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy.
The USAA has established the All-American Collegiate Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. All-American Collegiate Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher, grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school official or other qualified sponsor are accepted. The scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA.
Johnson, who attends East Mississippi Community College, will appear in the All-American Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.
He is the son of Jerry and Crystal Johnson of Meridian. His grandparents are Ramoth Johnson of Carthage and Blanche Clay of DeKalb.

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