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Excellence in Education

By Staff
March 25, 2004
Students from Meridian Community College and East Mississippi Community College recently participated in the 2004 Mississippi Community/Junior College Student Art Competition.
Several students from MCC and EMCC placed in the competition.
They are, Susan Rasmussen, best of show, "3D Insanity," MCC; Belle Nauer, first place, drawing, "Untitled," MCC; Stephanie Culpepper, third place, drawing, "Gloomy Fall," ECCC; Jessie Brashier, honorable mention, drawing, "Stone Faces," MCC; Bernadette Berzer, first place, painting and mixed media, "Something Horrible in the Rain," MCC; Antonio Nailor, first place, commercial art, "CD Cover," MCC; Chris Stewart, third place, commercial art, "Illustrated Self Portrait," MCC; Lindsey Knight Bejeweled, third place; 2-D design, ECCC; and Anna Hurtt, second place, photography, "Doorscape," MCC.
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Delta Nu Chapter will honor 85 high school seniors at 2:30 p.m. Sunday as a part of the National Finer Womanhood Observance at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus.
The program is called "A Salute to Outstanding Minority Youth."
Students from Meridian, Lauderdale County and surrounding counties were selected by school counselors based on academic achievement, extra curricular activities and community service.
Fourteen schools will represented in the program, including two from Alabama. The keynote speaker will be Linda Wilson-Jones, a Mississippi native and associate professor of educational leadership at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C.
The outstanding minority students from this area include the following:
Meridian High School: Antoinette A. Alexander, Caroline Andero, Amelia Bender, Ra'Sheda Boddie, Bruce Clay, Takymmea C. Clayton, Larry Dancy II, Brittany S. Davis, Andrew Gambrell, Keemonica Gowdy, Zandrea Z. Harris, Aa'Keela L. Hudnall, Latrasha Hunt, Mitchell Lamar Johnson, Sharrika Laneait, Tiffany La'Shae McCarty, Terrance Smith, Brandon Spates, Jeffrey Taylor, Ashton A. Tureaud, Brittany Walk, Martina Waters, Adrian A. Wilson, Aaron Yarbrough, Markeshia L. Powe, Erin Henry, La'Kuinta Shatay May Stephens, Lonnie Collins, Chantrell A. Hampton Jr. and Jennifer Jones.
Newton County High School: Ricardo Alcantar, Darah Avery, Tenyka Bass, Tamara Johnson and Labiaus C. Moore.
Quitman High School: Danesha L. Williams.
Newton High School: Shunda N. Bogan, Jennifer R. Harris, Otavian Patrick, Nicole Pittman and Darren J. Reed.
Kemper High School: Andrienne L. Boyd, LaShonda Brown, Rashard Cole, Quitina S. Cole, LaKaisha L. Coleman, Dominique G. Grace, Devin Grace, Keraneisha J. Green, Andrew M. Harrington, Lashawn T. Houston, Genetrice G. Robertson and Shannon S. Wilkins.
Neshoba Central High School: NaKecia R. Buckley, Jessica N. Greer and Shareka McDonald.
Choctaw County High School: Johnquitta Adams, Monica Hampton, Ashley Horn, Alicia Ruffin and Cressida Cowan.
Southeast High School: Ashley M. Eades, Monya L. Harris, Ny'Cresha S. Little, Shawndon Portis, Samantha N. Smith and Alex S. West.
Northeast High School: W. Deshon Christian, Victoria Mosley and Shalonda Silliman.
West Lauderdale High School: Galina Burwell, Tareco Davis, KaiHia S. Fitch, Cierra Jennings, Shannon Lloyd and Vankeila Wilson.