Local students recognized for achievements
June 13, 2001
David Culpepper, the son of George and Ann Culpepper of Meridian, is attending Mississippi Governor's School on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
Governor's School provides academic, creative and leadership experiences for rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement.
Culpepper has just completed 10th grade at Lamar High School where he has received the following awards: first place in Mississippi Academic Betterment Competition for Algebra II; the French III award and the world history award.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club and Student Council. Culpepper is an active member of Westwood Baptist Church. He plans to major in computer science in college and attend seminary.
WAYNESBORO Wayne Academy's STAR Student, Gabrielle Bonner, daughter of Dr. Garey and Brenda Bonner, chose her mother as STAR Teacher for 2001.
The STAR Student is valedictorian of her class and served as class president. She has been a member of the school's tennis and basketball teams and was named to the WTOK Channel 11 News Center All-Scholastic Sports Team.
Bonner was also elected to the academy's Who's Who as most dependable, most studious, most dignified and most likely to succeed. She served as treasurer of the Sub-Deb Club of Waynesboro and is a member of the Honor Society.
The STAR Teacher has taught geography, English II, Advanced Placement English and creative writing. She is a 1973 graduate of Wayne Academy. She received an associate's degree from Jones Junior College and her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. Bonner is currently working on her master's degree at Mississippi State University.
COLUMBUS Three Meridian residents recently graduated from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.
Kendra Elaine De Vaughn is the daughter of Anthony De Vaughn. She plans to study polymer science at the University of Southern Mississippi this fall. She formerly attended Clarkdale Attendance Center.
Adrienne Danielle Howse, daughter of Michael and Ellen Howse, plans to study biochemistry at Mississippi State University this fall. She formerly attended West Lauderdale High School.
Erin Binet' Knight is the daughter of Joey and Denise Knight. She plans to study pharmacy at the University of Mississippi this fall. She formerly attended Southeast Lauderdale Attendance Center.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Julie Elise Entrekin has received her bachelor's degree in anthropology/sociology, cum laude, from Rhodes College. Entrekin is the daughter of Rick and Joanne Entrekin of Meridian. She is a graduate of Meridian High School.
The following Southeast Middle School students were named to the school's Superintendent's List for the end of the year:
Fifth grade Amberly Bloebaum, Megan Denison, Chasity Harper, Jonathan Harper, Renee' Knight, Rebecca Landrum, Darcey Mattson, Bethany Price, Jessica Rose, Shea Smith, Brittany Stahl, Ashley Young.
Sixth grade Brittany Butler, Matthew Butler, Brittany Davis, Marissa Ethridge, Ryan Gressett, Valerie Harper, Erin Johnson, Danielle Jones, Brittany Lewis, Marcus Linton, Brittany Mars, Angel Mays, Megan McMullen, Brandi Scarbrough, Renatta Shelton.
Seventh grade Kameron Agerton, Jamie Albanese, Ashley Brown, Jake Crouch, Amy Elliott, Hope Ferguson, Brittany Hopson, Latoria Lewis, Alex Michael, Kacee Mott, Hunter Rich, Daniel Robinson, Matthew Smith, Sarah Terral, Lacy Thomas, Heather Ward.
Eighth grade Courtney Butler, Brittney Harper, April Larkin, Alyece Loyd, Terence Moss, Richard Parker, Alesha Rawson, Deanna Roberts, Brent Rutledge, Jessica Rutledge, David West.
The following students were named to the school's Principal's List:
Fifth grade Wesley Alphin, II, Nathan Boutwell, Trevor Bunyard, LaTonya Chambers Katie Crouch, Andre' Cryer, Joshua Davis, Kimberly Davis, Jonathan Greer, Dustin Heim, Rachel Horne, Joel Jacobs, Miranda Latham, Kelly Lewis, Bradley McNair, Melissa Meadows, Meagan Myrick, Shelby Purdy, Danielle Rebecca, David Robinson, Emily Routt, Kiara Ruffin, Candace Smith, Scottie Thomas.
Sixth grade Nykolas Alford, Melissa Cutts, Lindsay Dearman, Katelyn Gibson, Shamir Gordon, La'Tierra Harbin, Meco Hearn, Aaron Larkin, Ashley McLelland, Jeremy Metcalf, Ki'Andrea Moss, Shajauna Moss, Callie Nelson, Trisha Rainer, Kristy Richardson, Courtney Roberts, Brooke Scarbrough, Trey Tanner, Chase Trayal, Andrea Wilson.
Seventh grade Unreica Alford, Christopher Batts, Melissa Bean, Nathanael Beard, Morgan Dikes, Victoria Dunn, Heather Dunnam, Kevin Fisher, Cecily Granger, Heather Harper, Lane Holyfield, Denisha Horner, Alesiha Huggins, Katie Jones, Courtney King, Hannah Knight, Tyler McMullen, Ryan Overby, Charlsee Parker, Tasha Parker, Heather Partridge, Tia'wana Pringle, Jessica Smith, Dex Stone, Alicia Tucker, Summer Underwood, Melvin Williams, Trent Wilson, Amanda Wynn.
Eighth grade Brittany Butler, Candace Coleman, Emer Coleman, Brooke Denison, Sydney Gressett, Jonathan Hagwood, Drew Harper, Katie Harper, Anna Moreno, Juan Moreno, Ashley Neal, Bailey Price Kierra Rogers, Gordon Scarbrough, Justin Scarbrough, Chelsey Trayal.
COLUMBUS Sarah R. Asmus of Meridian received her bachelor's degree recently from Mississippi University for Women.
JACKSON Suzanne Elizabeth Scales has been awarded a Second Century Scholarship from Millsaps College for academics and music. Scales is the daughter of Robert and Beverly Scales of Meridian and a 2001 graduate of West Lauderdale High School.
DAVIDSON, N.C. Emily A. Clark, daughter of Dr. Robert and Dr. Cherry Clark of Meridian, graduated magna cum laude during commencement exercises May 20 at Davidson College. Clark is a graduate of Lamar Foundation High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry with an applied mathematics concentration.
Joanna Bates of Philadelphia is the recipient of the Mississippi Young Bankers Merit Scholarship for 2001. Bates was chosen from applicants across the state to receive the $1,000 scholarship, awarded each year to the child of a Mississippi bank employee.
Bates is the daughter of Darrel and Naomi Bates. Her father is employed with The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Argus Bates of Philadelphia and Mr. and Mrs. George Muncie of Raymond.