Excellence in education

By Staff
Dec. 13, 2001
Tyshaela Clayton and Stephanie Griffin are serving as the new Upward Bound Scholars, while Tyrone Neal is the returning Upward Bound Scholar at Meridian Community College.
The Upward Bound program offers academic instruction, individual tutoring and counseling for low-income, disadvantaged high school students who are their family's first generation in college.
All three students are Boys and Girls Club "graduates," and each of their scholarships are $500. The scholarships are funded by Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Kahlmus through The MCC Foundation.
While attending Meridian High School, Clayton played in the band and was a member of the National Honor Society, the student council and the Close-Up Club. She is majoring in biology at MCC. Her part- time job is with T.J. Max.
Griffin is interested in pursuing a degree in medical laboratory technology at MCC, while Neal is studying in the Hotel-Restaurant Management Technology Program.
CLINTON Roy Andrew Dabbs Jr. and Karen Emily Hand, both of Meridian, are among the 63 Mississippi College students selected for the 2002 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
Dabbs is the son of Roy and Sandra Dabbs of Meridian. Hand is the daughter of Larry and Brenda Hand, also of Meridian.
Students are selected for the honor based on their academic achievements, service to community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success, while exhibiting character and loyalty to the ideals of the university. The honorees were selected by a campus nominating committee who screened candidates.
OXFORD Kristi Allen Lee of McComb has been awarded four scholarships at the University Of Mississippi School of Law.
The scholarships are the Hugh C. "Buzzy" Clayton Memorial Scholarship; the Watkins, Ludlum, Winter and Stennis Scholarship; the James O. Eastland Scholarship; and the William T. Wynn Memorial Scholarship.
A third-year law student, Lee serves as editor-in-chief of The Mississippi Law Journal and is on the executive board of the Moot Court Board. She also is a member of Phi Delta Phi legal academic honorary.
A graduate of McComb High School, she holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mississippi College. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Allen of Meridian. She is married to Paul T. Lee of Vicksburg.
OXFORD Lacy Simine Bazyari of Meridian has been awarded the Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell Scholarship at the University of Mississippi School of Law.
The scholarship was established by the Jackson law firm of Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell, and is awarded annually to a deserving law student.
A second-year law student, Bazyari's other academic honors include service on The Mississippi Law Journal, and membership in Phi Delta Phi legal honorary.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and West Lauderdale High School, she is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Habib Bazyari of Meridian.
OXFORD Lawrence F. Hatten III of Meridian has been awarded the James Oliver Eastland Scholarship in Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.
The scholarship was established to pay tribute to the late U.S. Sen. James O. Eastland for his many years of service to the state and nation.
It is awarded annually to entering freshman law students who are Mississippi residents and have demonstrated superior academic ability, moral character and motivation for the study and practice of law.
A graduate of Lamar High School, Hatten holds a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hatten. He is married to the former Marie Wall of Meridian.

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