Education Notebook

National Merit scholarship winners announced
– EVANSTON, ILL. – Six Northeast Mississippi students were among 2,900 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Those awards were announced last week by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Among the recipients were Corinth’s Aussie R. Warren (National Merit University of Mississippi Scholarship), Houston High School’s Elizabeth M. Wiggs (Auburn University), Oxford High School’s Charlotte C. Brewer (Tulane University), Lucas E. O’Neill (Auburn University), and Angella A. Pan (Auburn University) and Starkville High School’s R. Andrew LaFrance (Mississippi State University). Warren is a student at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Sciences.

ICC schedules June GED testing
– BELDEN – The high school equivalency (GED) test will be given at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center on June 1, 8, 11, 15, 22 and 29, beginning at 7:30 a.m. each day. The Belden Center is located at 3200 Adams Farm Road.
Prior to testing, those not enrolled in an Itawamba Community College-sponsored ABE/GED class will be required to participate in a preregistration/ orientation session. Those sessions will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. or from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belden Center. Attendance at both sessions is required.

ICC schedules adult learner orientation
– TUPELO – Registration is under way for an adult orientation session at the Itawamba Community College’s Tupelo campus.
The session, which is designed for adult students to become familiar with ICC and register for fall semester classes, will be June 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Highlights of the session will include meeting with an academic counselor, registration, discussion of ACT and placement scores, financial aid application, fees, ID card and yearbook photos, as well as campus tours. Child care services will be provided.
To register or for more information, contact ICC counselor and event coordinator Mande Miller at (662) 620-5304 or email

Northeast to host mobile learning conference
– BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Division of Continuing Education will host a Mobile Learning Conference “Tools for Teaching in the 21st Century” on July 18-20 in Holliday, McCoy and Stringer halls on the Booneville campus.
Presenters from Apple Computer Inc., AT&T and Northeast will be on hand to lead the event.
Speakers include Booneville mayor Joe Eaton, Sen. Eric Powell, AT&T’s Michael Flood and Apple’s Andre’ Vlajk, Venue Rao, Chris Dunbar, Mark Williams and Tim David.
Each day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Cost for the conference is $150, and the event is open to the public. Continuing Education Units (2.1) are available upon request.

MSU course to help teachers apply for board certification
– STARKVILLE – A Mississippi State mentoring program is designed to help educators achieve National Board Certification.
The four-day preparatory course will take place in Starkville on June 2, 3, 6 and 7, as well as July 21, 22, 25 and 26.
The course is $100 with 2.5 continuing education units available for $20. Registration may be completed at For more information, contact Tempe O’Nan at (662) 325-8010 or

Organization names All Star PE teachers
– FLOWOOD – Two Northeast Mississippi physical education teachers were among six recently recognized by The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation as recipients of the 2010 All Star Teacher of the Year Award.
Pam Stroupe of Hills Chapel School and Charlotte Pickle of Amory Middle School were among the recipients.

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