Education Notebook February 6, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Saltillo fifth-grader wins NMMC Hospice art contest
TUPELO – Dylan Allen, a fifth-grader at Saltillo Elementary School, recently won an art contest sponsored by North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice.
The contest was held among local third- through fifth-grade art students to design the 2012 NMMC Hospice butterfly T-shirt. The shirts are sold as a fundraiser for the annual memorial service, as well as the NMMC Hospice Patient Assistance Fund.
Dylan received a framed copy of his artwork and four free passes to HealthWorks! He was recognized at the fifth-grade assembly on Jan. 26. Allen’s family was on hand for the presentation, including stepmom, Ashley Allen; 19-month-old sister, Landry Allen and father, Shane Allen.
The T-shirts Allen helped design are being sold for $12. Visit hospice.php for an order form.
Ten inducted into University of Mississippi Hall of Fame
OXFORD – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones recently inducted 10 of the university’s seniors into the school’s 2011-12 Hall of Fame.
The 2012 Hall of Fame honorees include Northeast Mississippians Caleb Miles Herod of Abbeville, John Gregory Kaiser of West Point, Phelton Cortez Moss of Calhoun City and Taylor Michael McGraw of Oxford. Other inductees were Marianna McInnis Breland of Forest, Toran Sharece Dean of Hattiesburg, Davis Lee Gates of Terry, Jonathon Troy Jackson of Madison, Meghan Marae’ Litten of Petal and Marie Elizabeth Wicks of Ocean Springs.
Selection is based on academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities and potential for future success.
“Since 1930, induction into the Hall of Fame has been recognized as the highest honor a student can receive at the university,” said Jones, as he offered congratulations to the honorees and their families.
State approves MUW’s redesign of educational leadership program
COLUMBUS – The Mississippi Department of Education Licensure Certification Commission recently approved the redesign of MUW’s Educational Leadership Program, which seeks outstanding teachers who have potential to lead schools.
MUW’s proposal focuses on strong partnerships with area school districts and with exemplary K-12 school leaders; the equivalent of six months real-world internship experiences embedded in course work and the use of technology to bring problem-based learning to the administrator candidates, supported by interaction with exemplary K-12 leaders.
The redesigned program will be implemented this summer. For more information, call the MUW Office of Graduate Studies in Education at (662) 329-7365 or email
MSU’s veterinary camp gives inside look at career
STARKVILLE – Youth with an interest in animals and veterinarians are invited to attend a camp offered by Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
MSU Veterinary Camp will provide a hands-on experience to youth ages 13 to 15. Campers will participate in labs and learn about veterinary medicine from CVM instructors. Students considering a career in veterinary medicine, scientific research or an animal-related field are encouraged to apply.
Interested youth can attend one of two sessions, from June 7 to 9 or June 14 to 16. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CVM. The registration fee is $150, which includes lunch each day, a scrub top and all lab activities. Space is very limited, and qualified applicants will be accepted in the order in which their applications are received. Applications must be postmarked by March 1.
To learn more, contact camp coordinator Andrew Nelson at (731) 513-0181 or Additional information and registration forms are available online at

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