Several Northeast Mississippi high school students were recently selected to attend the Engineering and Manufacturing Camp sponsored by the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi

By Judy McGhee

Several Northeast Mississippi high school students were recently selected to attend the Engineering and Manufacturing Camp sponsored by the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi. They are Mi’Landrick T. Falkner, Devin Alonzo Elliot, Dierre Ramone Crum, Morgan Lindsey Smith and Martinique Kiana Smith.
Several Ole Miss engineering faculty members engaged the participants in the world of manufacturing and exposed them to the latest engineering software. This week-long camp is sponsored by the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE).
Ruth Brown, a senior at Starkville High School, was one of 12 Mississippi high school students who participated in a week-long journalism workshop hosted by the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.
The students produced a newspaper, website, television newsmagazine and daily newscasts for WUSM-FM. They met professional journalists and newsmakers, and worked under the supervision of Southern Miss journalism students and faculty members. The workshop was funded by grants from the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, the Gannett Foundation and the Mississippi Press Association.

ULTA, America’s largest beauty retailer, has awarded 28 high school senior girls with the 2010 ULTA Enrich, Empower and Enlighten Scholarship. Among the recipients was Mabel Beard of Tupelo.
Now in its second year, the ULTA scholarship was established to honor the accomplishments and community contributions of young, deserving women. Each student received a $2,500 scholarship to be used at the educational institute of her choice.
Phillip Killingsworth is the recipient of a Chick-fil-A National Leadership Scholarship. He received the $1,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A franchise operator Micah Childs at the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Thompson Square in Tupelo. Killingsworth is a student at Itawamba Community College, Fulton campus.
Twenty recent high school graduates from around the state planning to enter the University of Mississippi this fall have been participating in the five-week Summer Bridge Program, which runs through Thursday on the Oxford campus.
Participating Northeast Mississippi students and their majors are Ja-Enee Cooper of Byhalia, biochemistry; David Granger of Byhalia, biology; Malcolm Richardson of Baldwyn, chemistry; Kori Smith of Okolona, engineering; and Landria West of Vardaman, biochemistry.
Part of the Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation, the program is a cooperative effort between the National Science Foundation, the state of Mississippi and its eight public universities. Focusing on majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, the residential experience emphasizes academic instruction and academic and life skills, enabling participants to achieve a smooth transition to college life.
Besides classroom instruction, participants can hear outstanding speakers and participate in mentorships and seminars. Support from the NSF and Ole Miss provides students with residence hall housing, a meal card and other supplies. Mathematics and writing instruction is provided by full-time Ole Miss faculty. Two upperclassmen live with the students in the residence hall, and upper-class mentors serve as hall monitors and group leaders.
Lydia Chase, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Chase of Booneville, has been selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. She will join other high school students from around the country who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine. Students are selected based on GPA and scholastic testing.
Chase is a senior at Mississippi School for Math and Science on the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. She attends First Baptist Church in Booneville, where she is a member of the youth choir. She has participated in a mission trip to New Orleans this summer. She enjoys basketball, traveling, swimming and skiing.
Elizabeth Davis of Tupelo has been named to the dean’s list at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. She is a graduate of Millsaps College and Tupelo High School. She is the daughter of Winnie Davis and the granddaughter of Mae F. Davis, both of Plantersville.
Honor roll –
Belmont Elementary
Mike Tonos 5/28/10
The following students were named to the honor roll at Belmont Elementary School for the four nine weeks grading period.
First Grade
All A’s: Maggie Arzola, Hannah Baldwin, Karsten Bryan, Ethan Kellum, Abraham Martinez, Katlyn Owens, Mason Sparks, Reece Thorn, Nickolas Torok, Cherokee Underwood, Dominic Alvarez, Reed Bronson, Emmi Harris, Taylor Hutcheson, Grady Newman, Dylan Pierce, Jarrett Rogers, Garrett Rooker, Chasen Rosser, Emma Senter, Kyleigh Smith, Sarahi Toro, Kadyn Wallace, Bryce White, Cole Clark, Courtney Clingan, Blake-lee Dexter, Alec Hogan, Nathan Humphries, Tessa Jenkins, Miguel Merino, Briffon Moore, Crus Nieto-Hale, Evann Oliver, Will Seabert, Hannah Campbell, Kayla Clayton, Layla Clayton, Darby Deaton, Maddie Gentry, Alex King, Abby Kuykendall, Avery Kuykendall, Nash Mitchell, Evan Moore, Alyson Raper, Sydnee Stephens, Colin Williams, Caden Wood, Caleb Akers, Cobey Collins, Stetson Farmer, Derrick Hacker, Jaden Jackson, Isaiah Oaks, Olivia Pharr, Austin Robbins, Isabella Simpson, Abigail Walters.
A’s and B’s: Tony Luttrell, Shyann Prieto, Gracie Reeves, Tucker Thorn, Gage Vinyard, Jocelyn Aguirre, Celest Allen, Aronn Oliver, Glen Ashley, Aleigha McDonald.
Second Grade
All A’s: Marly Credille, MauriJo Grubbs, Marinee Lara, Auston Horton, Maggie Ledbetter, Marlie McClung, Lawson Poole, Mason Thompson, Rileigh Enlow, Sydny Starling, Laine Tribble, Aly Williams, Brianna Hall, Ashelin Hardin, Eli Hogan, Sam Horn, Lindsay Peppers, Ethan Pierce, Anna Ruple, Isabella Russell, Wesley Wiltshire, Kayden Woodard, Madisyn Armstrong, Brody Howell, Lauren Jarrell, Aaden Kay, Lydia Liles, Lisette Merino, Ana Ramirez, Kristin Ruple, Austin Steele, Chase Thompson.
A’s and B’s: Hunter Carnathan, Gracie Crane, Bryce Jackson, Lydia Miller, P.J. Underwood, Loren Whitehead, Chloe Browining, Dezamay Davis, Tyler Gasaway, Christian Harris, Ethan McDonald, Dakota Osbirn, Jessica Searcy, Abby Shook, Madison Thompson, Nicholas Campbell, Maggie Hogue, Kennedy Credille, Jeremiah Henry, Deanna Milam, Kasey Paden, Dylan Tummins.
All B’s: Brady Wood.
Third Grade
All A’s: Bailee Ozbirn, Karmen Payne, Katherine Adams, Maycee Chambers, Caroline Gross, Kaitlyn Moody, Micaela Stevens, Summer Wheelington, Trey Williams, Jacob Witcher, Dana Malone, Marly Parrish, Jared Rodriguez, Madison Edmondson, Chloe Hammock, Katonia McKinney, Ana Lise Moore, Diana Salinas, Lakyn Sparks, Kaitlyn Stacy.
A’s and B’s: Brady Denson, Brandon Hill, Carlee Page, Zaria Pope, Colby Ginn, Josh Oliver, Lauren Watson, Dillon Horn, Kelly Rodriguez, Grayson Witt, Shantel Lynch, Presley-Anna Mitchell, Lizzie Phillips, Sara Sullenberger, Carter Deatherage, Kel Koger, Alex Norman, Katelyn Newcomb.
All B’s: Cesar Martinez.
Fourth Grade
All A’s: Heather Huggins, Claire Maroon, Tess Moore, Lance Pardue, Michaela Wigginton, Chloe Kelton, Taylor Parker, Alivia Rooker, Hunter Credille, Rigo Garcia, Anna Pounds, Ashton Swader, Madeline Eaton, Valentina Fernandez, Israel Garcia, Hailey Garrison, Madison Orrick, Jordan Parker, Chad Stephens.
A’s and B’s: Channa Caldwell, Joseph Howell, Logan Humphries, Emma Mahan, Mason Patterson, Roberto Robles-Garcia, Alex Taylor, Peyton Brooks, Clayton Ford, Shyann Haithcock, Eden Howell, Madalyn Huffman, Laken Jackson, Rhett Martin, Alejandro Rivera, Jesus Rodriguez, Kirk Sparks, Conner Allison, Treton Davis, Leia Henry, Wendy Lara, Skylar Maxwell, Yareli Rendon, Jonathan Trimm, Cody Vick, Savanna Cleveland, Braxton Hogue, Katey McVey, Skylar Robinson, Nathan Scott.