Q. What is the best thing students can do to stay sharp during the summer? A. Read! James Patterson said, “There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading and kids who are reading the wrong books.” As an educator and a parent, I totally agree. If your […]

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Shannon High School senior Guadalupe Sanchez sits with his fellow graduates with his name written on top of his cap.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Shannon High School graduates had their minds on the future as they waited backstage before Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the BancorpSouth Arena. Salutatorian Taylor Smith said she hoped her speech would encourage her classmates to be forward-thinking about their transition from high school to their next steps. “This […]

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Mooreville Valedictorian Mikayla Johnson, left, gets a big hug from classmate Taylor Barefoot before her speech on Saturday.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Mooreville Principal Lee Bruce reminded his seniors during graduation ceremonies that nothing good comes without hard work. “The faculty and staff of Mooreville High School have given you the potential to do great things,” said Bruce. “But success takes effort. Don’t rest on your laurels. Go out and […]

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The Saltillo High School Class of 2015 tosses caps in the air as they celebrate graduation.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Salutatorian Haley Barron told her Saltillo classmates that their education will not end with the completion of the 12th grade. “Go out into the world and soak up as many lessons as possible,” said Barron, who will continue her education at Mississippi College, majoring in biology and medical […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Verona Elementary School first-graders in teacher Kierra Tumblin’s class waited out the final dismissal bell of the year Friday with a game of word bingo. “It’s bittersweet,” Tumblin said. “Teaching first grade, you get attached. I feel like I am saying ‘goodbye’ to 23 of my own children. But I […]

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Baldwyn High School's Matthew Gates, center, uses a selfie stick to take a selfie of all the class of 2015 before the start of the graduation ceremony on Friday night at the high school.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn High School valedictorian Austin Daher challenged his class of 65 graduates “to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield” in his speech at Friday night’s graduation ceremony. Daher said he hopes the quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” encourages his classmates to look toward their […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican legislative leaders are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to restore the original description for one of the two school funding amendments that will be on the ballot in November. In papers filed with the high court Friday, attorneys for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – New Albany High School Principal Lance Evans has been selected Mississippi Principal of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals. He now is in the running for the title of national secondary principal of the year. Evans must provide answers to questions from […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi’s Daily Mississippian has been named one of the nation’s top three collegiate daily newspapers by the Society of Professional Journalists as part of the group’s prestigious Mark of Excellence Awards. The Daily Mississippian was honored as a finalist in the SPJ’s “best all around” large daily newspaper […]