Excellence in education
June 15, 2003
Teneshia Acklin, a 2001 honors graduate of Meridian High School, has been accepted to the Minority Medical Education Program at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.
This internship is an intensive six-week preparation for the MCAT and other medical preparations procedures.
Acklin is an incoming junior at Tennessee State University, in Nashville, where she is involved in the Biology Club, Student National Medical Association, Xi Phi Lambda (National Honors Medical Society) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was also recently elected Miss Junior for the 2003-2004 school year.
Acklin is the daughter of Evelyn W. Acklin and the granddaughter of Earline Lofton, both of Toomsuba.
Mississippi College announces that these area students were named to the President's List and Dean's List for the spring semester: Justin Alan Qualls, Reba LaNese Beard, Scott David Elliott Jr., Cristie Lee Green, Dustin Craig Hedgpeth, Rebecca Sara-Nell McCarty, April Teresa Hand, Julia Lynne Pollman and Adrian Lyle Spidle, all from Meridian; Daniel Wade Watson, from Toomsuba; and Mindy Brooke Espey, from Collinsville.
University of South Alabama President V. Gordon Moulton announced that Lane Campbell Dorman, of Meridian, was named to the scholastic Honors List for the spring 2003 semester.
The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Crystal Moore and Tyler Skelton, both graduates of West Lauderdale High School. Mary Kathryn Covert, a graduate of Meridian High School, received a $2,000 scholarship.
Ashley Brook Bounds, a junior at West Lauderdale High School, was selected to represent the East Mississippi Electric Power Association Region at the State Leadership Conference in Jackson and at the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
Bounds spent the week of June 7-14 in the nation's capital with student leaders from all over the United States. She was selected for the scholarship based on her leadership abilities, a creative presentation and an interview.
Nicole Burton of Meridian has been named a United States National Award Winner for science. Burton, who attends Meridian High School, was nominated for this national award by Virgie Palmer.
Burton will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Burton is the daughter of Carl and Shirley Burton of Toomsuba. She is the granddaughter of the Late Mattie Bourrage and Sammie Bourrage of Meridian, and Ruben Burton of Toomsuba.