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Houlka hosts 2016 graduation ceremonies

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA –Houlka Attendance Center held commencement exercises for 23 seniors – nine of whom were honor graduates – Friday evening, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Addresses from the school’s valedictorian, salutatorian and historian – students with the three highest grade point averages in […]

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A place called HHS

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Graduation is that cusp where every young person looks back one last time, grabs their diploma and strides to the future. Houston High School celebrated graduation ceremonies Thursday night with 100 diplomas handed out to Hilltopper seniors as a capacity crowd looked on from the stands and fence […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona, Houlka, Hebron and Vardaman graduated from high school this month. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the stage to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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Graduation Season!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – Clay Faulkner quoted scripture and Mark Twain as he set in motion graduation season with his commencement speech at Hebron Christian School Friday night. Faulkner was the Valedictorian at Hebron with a perfect 4.0 GPA, a 28 ACT and he was named the school’s STAR student. He […]

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Hardin graduates from USM.

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HATTIESBURG – Jordan Tyler Hardin graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi on Dec. 11, 2015. He received highest honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the College of Science and Technology. Jordan was a 2011 graduate of Houston High School and is currently […]

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High school state test scores released

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Local high school test scores can be found in today’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal in newstands around the county. TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College […]

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Armstrong graduates SEDI

  North Mississippi State Hospital employees Sommer Smith Armstrong, Public Relations Manager, recently graduated from the State Executive Institute (SEDI). SEDI is an executive style, graduate level program offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University. SEDI is designed to prepare mid to upper level state and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona and Houlka graduated from high school this week. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the floor or field to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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Eighty-two Toppers move tassel

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – As the tassel was moved so was a lifetime memory for 82 Houston High School graduates. Formal graduation ceremonies were brought to a close at Hilltopper Field Thursday, May 21 as graduates of the Class of 2015 moved the tassel on their caps across their face to signify […]

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Looking at the future

  It’s cliché but today’s young people really are the future. Take a long hard look at today’s youth and you will quickly see what Chickasaw County, Mississippi and this country will look like in 10 or 15 years. It’s easy to get all riled up over kids that wear their pants too low or […]

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Okolona graduates urged to excel

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – They strolled across the stage, shook their superintendent’s hand and took their diplomas as graduates of Okolona High School. The Okolona High School Class of 2015 saw 42 students participate in commencement exercises on the new Okolona Football Field Friday night, with parents, family and friends cheering each […]

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Hebron starts area graduation ceremonies

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – Hebron Christian School Eagles got 2015 area graduation ceremonies started with 12 students hurling their mortar board hats in the air Friday night, May 8. Family, friends and school administrators smiled as an even dozen students were handed their high school diplomas to mark the end of […]

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Chickasaw DARE graduates stand ready

HOULKA/OKOLONA – This is the fifth year for Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department DARE Officer Keith Roberson to teach fifth graders in Houlka and Okolona. A career law enforcement officer, Roberson tells kids drugs will steal their dreams, drugs will scar their family and drugs will ruin their health and uses DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) […]

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ICC names fall graduates

Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2014 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Aberdeen – Sarah E. Johnson, certificate; Tarah S. Jones, certificate; Delores B. VanLeuven, A.A.S., certificate; Ecru – Presley Ferguson, A.A.; Leslee A. […]

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