Education Notebook April 23, 2012

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

ICC to sponsor manufacturing camp
BELDEN – Itawamba Community College has received a $1,500 grant for its 2012 Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs summer manufacturing camp from the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International.
The Tek2Go-Manufacturing the Future camp will be held from June 18-22 at the ICC Belden Center at 3200 Adams Farm Road. Camp hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 18-21 and 8 a.m. to noon on June 22.
Applications for the advanced manufacturing camps are being accepted from 12- to 16-year-old boys and girls. Cost is $25, and scholarships are available.
For more information, call Todd Beadles at (662) 842-4521.

THS freshman wins art contest
TUPELO – Sabrina Crumpton, a ninth-grader at Tupelo High School, earned first place in this year’s “No Courts/No Justice/No Freedom” law day art contest.
Freshman art teacher Holly Walker required all of her students to submit entries in the contest, which is sponsored by the Mississippi Bar Association, the governing body for attorneys practicing in the state.
Crumpton’s winning entry will be on display in the State Capitol Building in Jackson on May 1-2 during “Law Week.” Her work also will be featured in the Summer 2012 issue of the Mississippi Lawyer Magazine.

Free immunizations offered next week
JACKSON – Infants, children and teens can get free routine immunizations next week at county health departments.
The Vaccines for Children program administered through the Mississippi State Department of Health covers required and recommended vaccines for children through age 18. Normally the shots are $10 per injection, but in recognition of National Infant Immunization Week, the shots will be free.
A number of shots are required for child care and school entry. Starting this year, students entering seventh grade will be required to have a booster for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also referred to as Tdap. Additional recommended vaccinations for preteens include those against meningococcal disease, human papillomavirus and a second dosage of varicella vaccine. For more information, visit www.HealthyMS.com or call (866) 458-4948.

Tupelo career center students qualify for automobile competition
RIDGELAND – Two students from the Tupelo High School Career Technology Center are teaming up to test their automotive knowledge and technical skills against other students statewide.
Vincent Bussens and Josh Terrell will be in Jackson on Tuesday to square off against 18 other students from across the state in the annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition. They will attend the contest with their instructor, Marty Ford.
Bussens and Terrell qualified for the competition by completing an online exam in February. At the hands-on contest, 10 two-student teams will race the clock to correctly identify and fix intentionally installed “bugs” on identical 2012 Ford Fusions.
The winning team also will qualify for the National Finals at Ford Headquarters in Michigan in June.

Tupelo’s Gholson honored by UM School of Pharmacy
OXFORD – Kristie Gholson of Tupelo was among three University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy alumni honored for their outstanding careers and contributions to the school during Pharmacy Alumni Weekend in March.
Other recipients for the school’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards were William B. Harlan of Brandon and Richard Allen Jackson Sr. of Sarasota, Fla.
Gholson is assistant director of pharmacy at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Daily Journal reports