Education Notebook

Northeast scholar’s bowl teamplaces third in sectional event
– BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s scholar’s bowl team finished third in the National Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament Sectional Championship at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in January.
Northeast finished behind Southwest Mississippi Community College and Lamar State College-Orange from Texas.
Northeast’s Jacob Rains of Booneville finished third in the overall individual standings, and Dason Pettit of Corinth placed sixth. Also competing for Northeast were Seth Bragg of Biggersville and Hillary Hardwick of Corinth.

NMMC will host annual Summer Health Academy
– TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center will host its eighth annual Summer Health Academy June 6-10 from 8 a.m. to noon each day.
The camp is for students interested in pursuing a health career and who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grade. The application deadline is April 15.
The Summer Health Academy will introduce students to various careers in health care while reinforcing positive lifestyle choices. Participants will spend four hours each day with nurses and other health care professionals.
The fee is $50. Applications are available from or by calling (662) 377-3245.

Tupelo Middle places second in math competition
– TUPELO – A team of eight students from Tupelo Middle School placed second in the Chapter Mathcounts competition held at the University of Mississippi on Feb. 19. The students competed in four rounds of mathematical problem solving.
Several Tupelo students also placed individually in the contest. Seventh-grader James Grant placed first, eighth-grader Nick Kaltchenko won third, and eighth-grader Nolan Vora was fifth. Grant and Kaltchenko both qualified to compete at the state Mathcounts contest at Hinds Community College on March 26.
Also representing Tupelo were seventh-grader Kai Brieck and eighth-graders Christina Daniels, Kaitlin Flowers, Xen Gaerlan and Victoria Wise.
A team from Oxford Middle School won the competition.

MUW to host exceptional transfer students
– COLUMBUS – Mississippi University for Women will host McDevitt Day on Friday. The event allows academically exceptional community college transfer students to compete for several scholarships, including the McDevitt Scholarship and the Hearin Scholarship.
The day will start with student registration and academic displays from 11 a.m. to noon, allowing applicants to speak with MUW faculty. Registration is followed by lunch, interviews, campus tours and social displays in Cochran Hall. For more information, e-mail Shelley McNees at

Overby Center Panel to discuss cotton’s impact on the nation
– OXFORD – Gene Dattel and Otis Sanford will discuss the impact of King Cotton on the socio-economics of the nation in a program sponsored by the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss on March 24. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 11 a.m. in the Overby Center Auditorium.
Dattel is the author of “Cotton and Race in the Making of America.” Sanford served as editor of editorial pages for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and continues to write a weekly column for the newspaper.

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