Local students honored for academic achievement
June 6, 2001
Students of Meridian Community College's Organization of Student Nurses received an award recently from the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Student Association for their scrapbook.
Accepting the award were: Amanda Davis of the OSN Social Committee; Deshea Shields, OSN president; Ruby Neal and Jennifer Cody, both of the OSN Projects Committee; and Kim McKinion of the OSN Scrapbook Committee.
Will Gill of Marion received first place honors in ceramics and Suzanne Poole of Meridian received first place honors in sculpture-3-D design at the Mississippi State Community/Junior College Art Competition.
During the State Health Occupational Students of America contest held recently in Jackson, 51 Meridian Community College students competed in the seven health education programs at the college. Students recognized included:
First place Kerry Lewis, Rhonda Griffith and Dennis McDill, all of Meridian; Amy Roberts and Stephanie Long, both of Quitman; Shauna Myers of Bay Springs; and Nancy Davis and Brant Gressett, both of Collinsville.
Second place Tiffany Thomely and Pharshawnthia Booker, both of Meridian; Monica Foster of Louisville; Rhonda Hornbeck of Quitman; and Aja' Palmer and Raquel Cooley, both of Shubuta.
Third place Tashonda Bell of Meridian; Selita Haskins of Union; Christina Boswell, Sue Curry and Kim Jones, all of Philadelphia; Becca Webb of Stonewall; and Shana Thedford of Lauderdale.
Fourth place Tiffany Ford and Christy Harper, both of Meridian; and Theresa Cole of Collinsville.
Fifth place Art Taylor of Meridian; and Shaquetta Jennings of Collinsville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Emily Kyles graduated magna cum laude recently from Lipscomb University, with a bachelor's degree in American studies and history. Kyles is a graduate of Lamar Foundation High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everette W. Kyles of Meridian.
Natalie Marie Myatt of Meridian will attend Mississippi Governor's School June 10-29 at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.
Governor's School is a residential honors program designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their studies and high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ray Myatt.
Myatt has completed her junior year at Lamar Foundation High School, where she received the Mu Alpha Theta and Newspaper awards. She is a member of the French Honor Society, Beta Club, Who's Who Among American High School Students and has been on the Honor Roll throughout her high school years. She also served as Student Council treasurer. She is a member of the Dusty Social Service Club and Central United Methodist Church.
FORT WORTH, Texas Ben Compton, M.P.H. of Meridian, graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center during a commencement ceremony held May 19.
COLUMBUS Sarah R. Asmus of Meridian and Hollie M. Campe of Collinsville were recognized on the President's List for the spring semester at Mississippi University for Women.
Kimberly A. Burrage and Emily G. Ford, both of Meridian, and Leia D. Agnew of Collinsville were recognized on the school's Dean's List for the spring semester.
President's List students must have a quality point average of 4.0. Dean's List students must have an average of 3.5-3.99. Students must be enrolled full-time to qualify.
HATTIESBURG Kelly James of Meridian, a senior theater major at William Carey College, has won the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival's national Barbizon Award in costume design. Her designs were for the college's production of "And David Danced."
Her award includes a cash prize, a week-long, all-expense paid trip to New York City and publication of her work in the national journal of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.
James has also been presented with the R.E. Cromis I Memorial Scholarship, awarded each year to a WCC theater major.
Area students who received undergraduate degrees during Millsaps College commencement in May were: Charles Webb Scales, bachelor's degree in chemistry; Jason Collins Jones, magna cum laude, bachelor's degree in psychology; Jeffrey Scoe Douglas, bachelor's degree in biology; Julie Christine Skipper, summa cum laude, bachelor's degree in art; Melissa Kate Pearce, bachelor of business administration/Spanish; Terry Phillip Dubose, bachelor of business administration; Phillip Wilson Smith, bachelor of business administration/accounting; and Walton Wade White, bachelor's degree in biology.
DECATUR Two members of the East Central Community College Rodeo Team will test their skills on the national level. Natalie Tillman of Union and Sara Wilson of Mendenhall will compete beginning Monday in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas Air National Guard Airman Joshua D. Steakley has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. He is the son of Jim Steakley of Meridian.
Brandy Cramblitt of Meridian and Marquita Evans of Ackerman will each receive $2,400 scholarships for the coming school year at Meridian Community College from Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Cramblitt is the recipient of the Jeff Hollingsworth, M.D. Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Evans has been awarded the William J. Anderson Jr., M.D. Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Both scholarships are provided by the local hospital through the MCC Foundation.
Both recipients are sophomores in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Sandra Foster of Meridian has been named to Blue Mountain College's President's List for the second semester of the 2000-2001 school year. President's List students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours.
Lori Sanders of Meridian has been named to the school's Dean's List for the same semester. Dean's List students must maintain a 3.6 grade point average while taking at least 12 hours.