MURFREESBORO, Tenn. Cal Majure was named to the Dean's List of Scholars at Middle Tennessee State University with a 3.8 cumulative grade point average.
Majure is a junior at MTSU, where he is a resident member of Middle Tennessee's Honors College. He is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in music business administration. He is also a 2001 recipient of the university's Enrichment Scholarship for academic excellence and outstanding leadership.
Majure is a 1998 graduate of Leake Academy and a magna cum laude graduate with Phi Theta Kappa honors from Hinds Community College, where he received an associate of liberal arts degree in May 2000.
Majure is the son of Jim and Judy Majure of Coal Bluff with family ties to Meridian and Lauderdale County.
Shannon Smith, a senior at West Lauderdale High School, was recently named Student of the Week in the Excellence of Education Program.
Smith was recognized as a senior who excels academically, is involved in the community and is a positive role model for other students.
The daughter of Ricky and Wilma Smith, she was featured on "Oldies 97.9" and will have the chance to be one of 10 finalists invited to an awards banquet where $1,000 in scholarships will be given away.
GRACEVILLE, Fla. Joseph Neely of Macon was included on the President's List at The Baptist College of Florida, formerly Florida Baptist Theological College, for the fall semester 2000.
In order to qualify for the President's List, students must have earned a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Neely, a graduate of Central Academy High School in Macon, is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in Christian counseling.
He is the son of Joe and Sue Neely of Meridian.
DALLAS The Meridian High School Wildcat Band performed in the parade and half-time show at the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Music Festival on New Year's Day.
Twenty-four bands from the festival performed during the pregame and half-time ceremonies at the 65th annual Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic New Year's Day football game in front of 63,546 fans.
HATTIESBURG The following Meridian area residents were among more than 1,400 candidates for degrees during 2000 fall commencement at the University of Southern Mississippi:
Amanda Lynn Bradley, bachelor of music education; Heather Daye Bunyard, bachelor of science in nursing; Tora Lashae Clark, bachelor of science in business administration; Benjamin B. Collins, bachelor of science in nursing, Kathryn Ann Compton, master of science; Brandy Dawn Draughon, bachelor of science in nursing; Ashley Nicole Dunn, bachelor of science in business administration; L. Kinte Dunn, bachelor of science in business administration.
Nathana Tenise Hardaway, bachelor of science; Apryl Diane Hendon, bachelor of science in nursing; James Thomas Hutcherson, bachelor of arts; Keva Latasia Jackson, bachelor of arts; Gregory Alan Johnson, bachelor of music. John M. Nichols, bachelor of science; Shannon Leigh Roper, bachelor of science in nursing; Tamela Lakesia Sloan, bachelor of science.
Stephanie Michelle Smith, bachelor of arts; Elizabeth Stokes, bachelor of science in nursing; Sean Summerford, bachelor of science in business administration; Pamela Ann Taylor, bachelor of science; Melissa Michelle Whiddon, bachelor of science; and Tabitha Bernice White, bachelor of science all of Meridian; Jerusha Marie Craven of Collinsville, bachelor of science in nursing.