Maygen LeeAnn Carpenter has been awarded the $1,000 Mary Ann Bonney Riley Scholarship for the 2000-01 school year. Carpenter, of Stonewall is a sophomore at Meridian Community College and is a member of several organizations.

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DECATUR Holly Alexander, Tyler Spence and Trey Chapman were character winners for October at Newton County Elementary School.
The students represent kindergarten through sixth grades. Self-discipline was the trait for the month.
Names placed around the "Lighthouse" each week are also placed in three drawing boxes one for grades K-1, grades second and third and grades fourth through sixth. At the end of the each month, names are drawn from the boxes and each winner receives a character T-shirt.
Betty Henry of Collinsville, health education adviser at Meridian Community College, is the MCCer of the Month for December.
The MCC Foundation sponsors the program to give special recognition to outstanding faculty and staff at the College. In addition to a $250 award, Henry will have her photograph displayed with other MCCers of the Month in Ivy Hall.
Henry joined the MCC staff 15 years ago. During her initial seven years at the college, she coordinated the Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program before assuming her current position. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.