Education Notebook

By NEMS Daily Journal

NEMCC student receives Golden Key
– Zeb Taylor of Corinth, a sophomore at Northeast Mississippi Community College, was awarded the Golden Key Award at the Phi Theta Kappa Mississippi/Louisiana Regional Convention. Only one Phi Theta Kappa member is nominated each year by chapter advisors.
Taylor was nominated based on an essay submitted by chapter advisors describing the way he embodied scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Taylor, Zeb Taylor was chapter president of the Northeast chapter for the current school year. Among other projects, Taylor planned and implemented the chapter’s annual Military Christmas Card Project, a book drive and a campus clean-up.
Northeast Students place in writing competition
– Five Northeast Mississippi Community College students placed in the 2010 Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association competition. Samantha Grisham, Junella Hopkins, Jessie Lambert, Marie Kelly and Sarah Leathers all placed in the competition. Grisham won a pair of awards. The six total awards by NEMCC is believed to be the most by any community college in the state at this year’s competition.
Northeast creative writing instructor Amanda Garvin has arranged a public reading of the student’s works on Thursday in the Anderson Hall auditorium. Students will begin reading at 10:40 a.m.
Institute focuses on supporting National Guard children
– The Military Child Education Coalition will conduct a two-day “Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Institute” at the ICC-Tupelo campus at 2176 South Eason Blvd.
The training session is for educators and social services professionals and volunteers is hosted by the Mississippi National Guard with support from the Mississippi Department of Education. There is no conference or registration fee for participants.
School superintendents and principals, guidance counselors, school nurses, mental health and social service professionals and volunteers who deal with children of military families can register at For additional information or to register, individuals can also contact Keith Martin at or (843) 385-1847.
Eighth-annual NMMC Summer Academy begins June 7
– North Mississippi Medical Center will host its eighth-annual Summer Health Academy June 7-11 from 8 a.m. to noon. Students who are interested in pursuing a health career and have completed the sixth, seventh or eighth grade are eligible.
Participation is limited to 25 students who will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service and desire to enter a health profession. Students must also submit two letters of recommendation. Deadline is Friday.
The fee is $50 and includes educational materials, a T-shirt, snacks and Friday lunch. Applications are available at area schools and by calling the NMMC Employment Services Department at (662) 377-3245. They can also be downloaded from
The academy will introduce students to careers in health care. Participants will spend four hours each day with nurses and other health care professionals.
Scholarship honors
brothers from Corinth
– Two brothers who served in World War II, graduated from Ole Miss with business degrees and followed their father into the family business are being honored with a scholarship at their alma mater.
Named for Raiford N. Long Sr. of Ripley and the late Erst Long Jr. of Corinth, the business scholarship endowment was created with a $125,000 gift from Randall G. “Randy” Long of Long Wholesale Distributors Inc. in Corinth and Raiford N. “Ray” Long Jr. and Samuel E. “Sam” Long III of Long Wholesale Inc. of Meridian.
The Long Scholarship will be open to full-time business students who maintain a 3.0 grade-point average. Selection will be made by the School of Business Administration selection committee with approval by the dean. The Long Scholarship Endowment is open to receive gifts from individuals and organizations.

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