In Education Briefs:
- Lafayette High School student Ann-Marie Herod has been accepted into the Mississippi School for the Arts in theatre.
- Bramlett Elementary School’s First Grade teachers celebrated first grade students Accelerated Reading quiz challenge requiring their teachers to dance the Macarena, The Chicken Dance and a few others.
- Students showed exemplary behavior and citizenship for the month of March at Oxford Elementary. Students were awarded certificates, ribbons, and a special treat at lunch.
- Students are on the Headmaster’s List and Honor Roll for Oxford University School.
- “The Charger” newspaper has received a Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association based at Columbia University in New York City.
(April 6, 2010, Page 7)
While Movie Gallery on University Avenue may have led some to believe they had closed in late December, they reopened after one week. However, this time, the closure may stick. With new signs throughout the store announcing that it will close and that merchandise is 20 to 50 percent off while still in stock, the final Movie Gallery in Oxford will close its doors. (April 5, 2010, Page 5A)
In order to raise funds for the oldest African-American structure in Oxford, the Burns-Belfry Heritage Cultural Center, the community is invited to the Worship Experience on April 23.
The concert, to be held at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center, will have the Mississippi Mass Choir headlining along with F@VoR3D, University of MS Gospel Choir, and a local choir consisting of singers from several area churches and being organized by Tom Barrett of First Baptist Church.
(April 2, 2010, Page 2A)
On Wednesday, 300 athletes from six counties participated in the Area 4 Special Olympics Track and Field event.
The Olympics started at Oxford City Hall with the annual Cam Cooper lighting of the torch. The second Cam Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Michael Dupper who has played a major role in the Olympics since 1979.
(April 1, 2010, Page 1)
OXFORD TOWN – For the people who tell the stories of other’s tragedies for the world to understand, we often forget that their own experiences of those events are as telling, if not more. While a journalist is trained to remain detached and record the events, in the midst of catastrophe, there are sights and experiences that alter you.
“Breaking News, Breaking Down,” is a 36-minute documentary that looks at the journalists behind the words and cameras during Hurricane Katrina and September 11. The film will play in Oxford on Monday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in the Overby Auditorium, next to Farley Hall on the Ole Miss campus.
(April 1, 2010, Page 11)
The University of Mississippi is working to keep students, faculty and staff cool with several upcoming projects.
The university is set to receive $10 million for a new chiller plant next year and other critical projects after Mississippi lawmakers agreed last week to borrow $402 million for renovations at state-owned facilities and universities.
(March 31, 2010, Page 2)
For Luisa Arico, our “Italian Cooking Made Easy” columnist, artichokes, asparagus, English peas and green onions are an unbeatable combination. She shares her recipe for a vegetable-rich dish called “Il Benedetto,” which she serves it for every Easter Sunday dinner.
(March 31, 2010, Page 14)
Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford High School Charger newspaper student editor Cathy Chen took home the Editor of the Year award and OHS Principal Bill Hovious was named the Administrator of the Year at this year’s Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Awards. The school earned several other honors at the annual event held last week at the University of Mississippi. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)
Local students swept the Regional Science Fair last week at the University of Mississippi, with Della Davidson Elementary taking the Best School in Show award along with 15 awards for individual students. (March 30, 2010, Page 14)