Local students receive honors
May 2, 2001
STARKVILLE Scott Edwards of Meridian was honored recently by Mississippi State University for academic, service and leadership accomplishments. He received the 2001 Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the department of forestry. Edwards is a graduate of Meridian High School and the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Edwards.
The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Christopher P. Martin of Meridian has been named an All-American Scholar. His name will appear in the "All-American Scholar Yearbook," which is published nationally. Martin attends Clarkdale High School and was nominated by Britt Bennett. He is the son of Tim and Fay Martin of Meridian.
The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Josiah I. Crowell of Meridian has been named an All-American Scholar. His name will appear in the "All-American Scholar Yearbook," which is published nationally.
Crowell attends Kate Griffin Junior High School and was nominated by his history teacher, Vanessa Reed, and his counselor, Deborah Parker. He is the son of Jacqueline Mitchell of Meridian.
Northwest Junior High School's students of the month for March were Katherine Crawford, Amber Felton, Jon Flint, Loreen Baker, Hank Holcomb and Kyle Boswell. The teacher of the month was Amanda Hanegan.
Patrick Learelle Johnson of Hickory has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship to the University of West Alabama. Johnson is a senior at Newton County High School and will enter UWA in the fall of 2001.
CLEVELAND Jared N. Yates of Meridian has been initiated into the circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Delta State University. Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society.
SCOOBA Addy Clark and Douglas Buck, both of Meridian, received Outstanding Forestry Student awards recently from East Mississippi Community College at the school's annual Awards Day.
Amy Lynn Brignac of Enterprise has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship to the University of West Alabama. Brignac is a senior at Enterprise High School and will enter the UWA in the fall of 2001.
STARKVILLE Matt Jones of Meridian has been selected as the "Rituals" officer for Lambda Chi Alpha at Mississippi State University.
DECATUR East Central Community College officials have announced the following students were selected for the 2001-2002 cheerleading squad: Leigh Ann Morrow and Kristin Harris, both of Enterprise; Leslie Crenshaw of Newton; Keri Henley and LeAnn Eddins, both of Heidelberg Academy; Courtney Graham and Brandi Bounds, both of West Lauderdale; Kasey Comans of Newton County Academy; Lee Thompson and Heath Dye, both of Morton; Jonathan McMillin of Winston Academy; Jonathan Huff and Andrew Latham, both of Forest; Todd Babb of Pisgah and Chris Van Etten of Scott Central.
The following students have been awarded a $4,000 Yates Companies Scholarship: Danielle Triplett and Homer Green Jr., both of Philadelphia High School; and Megan Grace of Kemper County High School.
The scholarship winners were selected by a Yates Companies committee based on academics, extra-curricular activities, two short essays and a letter of recommendation.
Triplett is the daughter of Brenda Evans and Nelson Triplett of Philadelphia. Green is the son of Keith and Jeanette Clemons of Philadelphia. Grace is the daughter of Trenetta Grace of DeKalb.
Triplett and Green plan to attend Meridian Community College this fall, and Grace plans to attend East Mississippi Community College.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Emily Kyles of Meridian has been awarded the Outstanding Scholarship in American Studies Award at Lipscomb University. Kyles is a graduate of Lamar Foundation High School.
ASHLAND, Wis. Sarah Johnson of Meridian has been named to the Dean's Hall of Recognition at Northland College. The award is given to students who have performed significant service to the Northland College community.
Johnson is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School and is the daughter of Robin and Joe Johnson of Meridian.
BIRMINGHAM Thomas Mitch Robinson of Meridian, a senior at Birmingham-Southern College, has received a Rotary Ambassador Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in international and European politics at the University of Edinborough in Scotland.
Rotary Ambassador Scholarships are for one year of post-graduate and cultural study. Robinson's scholarship is sponsored by the Meridian chapter of the Rotary Club.
Robinson is the president of the BSC Student Government Association and is the son of Greg and Nan Robinson.
JACKSON The Mississippi Department of Education announced local winners of its third annual state reading fair: Brock Williams of Poplar Springs Elementary School placed second in the First-Grade Division; Justin Crosby of Purvis Elementary School placed first in the Second-Grade Division; Erin Adcock of Clarkdale Attendance Center placed second in the Third-grade Division; and Cody Weathers and group of Philadelphia Elementary School placed third in the Group Grades K-3 Division.