Education Notebook

By NEMS Daily Journal

Tupelo sophomore invited
to leadership conference
Johnny Le, a sophomore at Tupelo High School, was nominated by the school’s staff to attend one of 70 Hugh O’Brian leadership conferences. Mississippi’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar will be held June 4-6 at Millsaps College.
Schools across the country can nominate one outstanding sophomore to attend the conference. Le will be eligible to apply for more than 85 scholarships to universities and colleges in Mississippi and across the United States. During the seminar, students will interact with business, educational and governmental leaders from throughout the state.
THS Mock Trial
competes at state
The Tupelo High School Mock Trial team was one of 20 teams from across Mississippi selected to compete in the state competition, scheduled for this past weekend.
It is the fourth consecutive year THS has qualified for the state competition. Also qualifying from the regional competition held Feb. 13 in Oxford were Marshall Academy, Lafayette High School and the Mississippi School for Math and Science.
Tupelo High School junior Tyler Cook earned most effective attorney in both rounds of the regional competition, while Hamilton Lence and Alex Soderstrom were awarded most effective witnesses. Other Tupelo team members include Briana Gray, Tucker Stafford, Jeffery Orr, Alonzo Chamlee, Melodie Sanchez and Tamara Walker.
Students beautify
town’s park
Guntown Middle School gifted classes wrote a grant through the Lee County 4-H in the spring of 2009 and received a $400 grant they used to beautify Guntown Park. The students submitted a progress report in the fall and won the 1st Congressional Award at the 2010 Legislative Luncheon on Feb. 9 in Jackson. Guntown gifted teachers Mimi Blanchard and Angela Doty were involved with the grant. Students Amber Rea, Kacie Adams and Lane Boozer were chosen to attend the luncheon as representatives for the class. The class partnered with the town of Guntown and Lowe’s.
Mantachie student chosen
as alternate for Senate program
Mantachie High School student Wilson Knight was chosen as an alternate to the 2010 United States Senate Youth Program that will be held March 6-13 in Washington, D.C.
Matthew McDonald and Allison Taylor of Madison were chosen from hundreds of applicants to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program’s 48th annual Washington Week.
ICC schedules
March GED testing
The high school equivalency (GED) test will be given at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center on March 3, 6, 10, 24 and 31, beginning at 7:30 a.m. It will also be given March 27 at the Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Walker, Palmer elected
Mr. and Miss ICC
Channing Walker of Tupelo and Jade Palmer of Corinth have been selected Mr. and Miss Itawamba Community College in recent voting by students at both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses.
Walker is a business major and a member of the baseball team and Phi Theta Kappa. Palmer is a cheerleader, resident assistant, Diamond Girl and member of the Baptist Student Union and Phi Theta Kappa.
Northeast announces
T.O.P. award recipients
Northeast Mississippi Community College recently awarded the Teaching Outstanding Performance awards to an outstanding faculty member from each academic division who showed innovative teaching methods. Recipients included Amber Nelms, Jennifer Davis, Tina Gambill, Helen Thompson, Jeff Melson, Ray Harris and Kathy Wallace.

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