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Educational Excellence

McManus grows during ‘gap year’ between high school, college

When Sam McManus graduated from Oxford High School in 2014, he thought he was headed to Auburn University to begin his college career. He soon found God had a different plan for him, however, when his mom signed him up for Impact 360′s “Gap Year.” (May 26, 2015, Page 1)

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    Peralta earns First Year Teacher of the Year Award

    Jessica Peralta’s experience with teaching and her dedication to math and learning have led her to hold herself and her teaching methods to a higher standard. (May 5, 2015, Page 1)

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      Claire Rychlak named OSD Parent of the Year

      Claire Rychlak, mother of six, volunteers at her children’s schools because she sees it as a way to support and be a part of her kids’ lives. Her dedication to the Oxford School District for the past 22 years has earned her the title of district Parent of the Year. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

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        OIS sixth-grader places 2nd in state geography bee

        Oxford Intermediate School’s sixth-grader Edmund Doerksen placed second in the 27th annual Mississippi Geographic Bee held this past weekend. (March 31, 2015)

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          Avent named Teacher of the Year at OIS

          A passion for encouraging others to cultivate a love for learning has earned Erica Avent the title of Teacher of the Year at Oxford Intermediate School. (February 10, 2015, Page 1)

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            Lafayette schools choir director keeps moving

            From Lafayette County to Carnegie Hall, the Lafayette High School choir is moving in the right direction, thanks to Kim Gregory, head of the school’s choir program. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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              After decades in education, OUS headmaster to retire

              Oxford University School Headmaster Tommy Naron recently announced he would be retiring at the end of the school year after four years at OUS.

               (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                Mannie Lowe combines robots, passion for students at UM

                University of Mississippi Center for Mathematics and Science Education Program Director Mannie Lowe knows that when a passion and an education come together it leads to success. He strives to better opportunities for children across the state by involving them in robotics programs. (December 9, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Glaze an advocate for early childhood education

                  First Baptist Church Weekday Education Director and Excel by 5 Coalition Co-chair Linda Glaze dedicates herself to the betterment of young children. (December 2, 2014, Page 1)

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                    LHS senior stays focused on higher education opportunities

                    Educational Excellence Lafayette High School senior Addison Roush aims his sites on a college degree. Roush has been honored with several awards for his outstanding academic achievement. (November 25, 2014, Page 1)

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