Education Notes

By NEMS Daily Journal

HealthWorks! will host youth holiday camps
- TUPELO – HealthWorks! will host two holiday camps for area children on Dec. 28. Both camps are for children ages 6 to 11.
During the “Happy Happy Hoopla” from 9 a.m. to noon, campers will celebrate the New Year with dancing, noise makers and a countdown to 2011. HealthWorks! also will host “It’s Snow Much Fun” from 1 to 4 p.m., at which campers will make their own snow and compete in winter relay games.
The cost for each camp is $25, and members receive a $5 discount per camp. To register or get more information, call 377-KIDS (5437) or stop by 219 S. Industrial Road.

MISSISSIPPI
Public relations association offers two college scholarships

- RAYMOND – State college public relations officials will offer two $500 scholarships to students who will enroll full-time at the state’s two- or four-year colleges. Students applying for the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi scholarship must have a communication-oriented major.
Applicants must have the scholarship application returned to the scholarship committee by Feb. 4, 2011. They must also include a 500-word essay titled, “What I Hope to Offer the Field of Communication” and present three letters of recommendation from individuals connected to their academic institution.
For more information, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu. The application can be found at cpram.org.

PRENTISS COUNTY
Northeast prepares for 2011 spring registration

- BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College will conduct registration for 2011 spring semester classes on Jan. 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is for day, evening and distance learning classes.
Day and evening classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Distance learning classes start on Monday, Jan. 17.
Registration for day and evening classes will remain open until Jan. 12. Students can register for distance learning classes through Jan. 14.
Northeast’s bookstore in the Haney Union will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Jan. 3. Regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Jan. 5, 6, 10 and 11, the bookstore will reopen from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the convenience of evening class students. The bookstores in Corinth and New Albany also will be open. For hours, check www.nemccbookstore.com.

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
MSU professor honored by economics organization

- STARKVILLE – A Mississippi State University economics professor is being honored by a regional professional organization.
Paul W. Grimes, also an associate dean for instruction and operations in the College of Business, received the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association during its annual conference in Atlanta.
The SEA is one of the oldest regional associations in the United States, dating to 1928. It publishes The Southern Economic Journal, the eighth oldest American scholarly journal in this field.
Grimes has written extensively on economics education and currently serves as associate editor of The Journal of Economic Education. He is also past president of the National Association of Economic Educators and a recipient of the organization’s Henry H. Villard Research Award.

LOWNDES COUNTY
Caledonia educators selected into Hall of Master Teachers

- COLUMBUS – Caledonia teachers Gina Guess and Terry Wiygul were among four educators recently inducted in the Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers at Mississippi University for Women.
The hall was established in 1991 to recognize educators for excellence to teaching. To be eligible, teachers must have at least 15 years of teaching experience, including at least seven years of teaching in Mississippi schools.
Guess is a fourth-grade teacher at Caledonia Elementary School, and Wiygul teaches AP biology, physics and anatomy and physiology at Caledonia High.
Leigh Ann Henderson, a kindergarten teacher at Thomas Street Elementary in Tupelo, was a finalist for induction.
Other inductees were Amy Bishop of DeSoto Central High School and Charles Yarborough, a social studies teacher at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.