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Area students recognized for academic achievements

By Staff
July 6, 2001
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Lloyd Hooper and Nancy Robinson, both of Meridian, have been accepted for British Studies at Oxford, a summer school conducted annually at St. John's College in Oxford. Each year the courses concentrate on a different period of British history and culture.
This year's seminars will focus on 19th and 20th century Britain.
Patricia Leanne Medlin and her brother, Michael Medlin have received academic recognition recently.
Patricia Leanne Medlin was named to the President's List of Mississippi College for the spring semester. A student must maintain a 4.0 average while being enrolled in at least 12 semester hours to be eligible for the President's List.
She also recently returned from London where she was one of 30 students chosen by Mississippi College to participate in the London Semester Program.
Michael Medlin has been selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta from July 26-August 4.
The forum is a career development program for high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medicine.
The Medlins are the daughter and son of David and Patti Medlin of Brandon, formerly of Meridian, and the grandchildren of Jack and Nauvaree Medlin and Robert and Nita Pierce, all of Meridian.
DECATUR The following students were recognized during the Newton County High School Academic Awards Ceremony held at the end of the school year:
Academic Awards Ty Dowden, Dustin Yeager, Kristin Chaney and Tracie Patrick.
Academic Health Awards Kery McDill, Jennifer Carson, Blair Anderson, Aaron Terrell, Joseph Charlton, Meagan McMahan, Allison Gressett and Joy Cavenaugh.
Language Arts Awards Kristin Bufkin, Jennifer Williamson, Rita Caudill, Charlene Foreman, Kristina Smith, Jerrod Scoggin, Alyssa Ford, Jenny Jones, Josh Cook, Amber Tyson, Brittany Alexander, Kery McDill, Kristin Taylor, Kristin Chaney, Yvette Richardson, Victoria Loper, Tina Morgan, Justin Farmer and Joseph Charlton.
Leadership Awards April Bufkin, Charlene Foreman, Dinah Howell, Dana Massey, Jennifer Williamson, Damien Wash, Krissi Harris, Kery McDill, Patrick Johnson, Tracie Crabtree, Jessica Sistrunk and Joseph Buckley.
Mathematics Awards Patrick Johnson, Charlene Foreman, Jarrod Scoggin, Dana Massey, Olin Thomas, Jay Goodwin, Joseph Charlton, Dex McCune, Kery McDill, Jennifer Carson, April Bufkin, Drew Gillis, Justin Farmer, Andrea Dusbois, Amber Tyson, Greg Pillsbury, Justin Dean, Caleb Frink, Hannah Gressett, Jana Johnson, Dru Anderson, Maggie McDill and Jamey Farmer.
Science Award Kristin Chaney, Jessica Sheehan, Joy Cavenaugh, April Bufkin, Andrew Cooley, Charlene Foreman, Joseph Charlton, Amber Tyson, Dru Anderson, Maggie McDill, Jamey Farmer, Tina Morgan and Justin Farmer.
Social Studies Awards Rita Caudill, Kelly Williams, Jay Murphy, Charlene Foreman, Joseph Charlton, Michael Kelly, Gabe Harrison, Victoria Loper, Amber Tyson, Allen Davis, Brittany Alexander, Maggie McDill, Tina Morgan, Jessica Jackson, Joy Cavenaugh, Cody Pugh, Justin Farmer and Jessica Sheehan.
Written Communications and Business Awards Kristina Smith, Tawanna Bender, Courtney Averett, Joy Cavenaugh, Josh Sheehan, Justin Farmer, Meagan Johnston, Maggie McDill and Jamey Farmer.
Principal's List for 2000-2001 Joseph Charlton, Charlene Foreman, Rita Caudill, Maggie McDill, Dru Anderson, Blair Anderson, Kery McDill, Kristin Chaney, Jamey Farmer, Michael Kelly, Tracie Patrick, Mandy McGrevey, Justin Farmer, Ty Dowden, Tina Morgan, Meagan McMahan and Jessica Sheehan.
Valerie Penn, daughter of Lewis and Lori Clayton of Lauderdale, has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Mississippi Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held August 3-5 at the Clarion Hotel in Jackson.
Pre-Teen Mississippi is a by-invitation-only scholarship and recognition event for girls age 7-12 based on academic records, awards and honors received and participation in outside activities.
The following are sponsoring Penn's participation in the program: R.J. Harris Grocery, Love Roofing Company, Ralph Morgan Logging Company, Lauderdale County Farm Supply, Massey Supermart Auto Sales, Carol Merill Academy of Dance, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Blumenberg and Mr. and Mrs. George Clayton.
SCOOBA Roshaunda Evans of Meridian received her associate in applied science degree in funeral service technology last month.
The degree is a prerequisite for licensure as an embalmer and funeral director in Mississippi.
Evans is employed with Bishop's Enterprise Funeral Home in Meridian.
Robbi Roberson has been named as a University of Southern Mississippi Academic Scholar Athlete Medalist for 2000-2001. She has also been given recognition by Conference USA for being listed on the commissioner's honor roll.
She is the daughter of Ricky and Lynn Roberson of Meridian.