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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Relations revisited

On Monday, African-American community members shared their stories of integration of the Oxford K-12 school system at Second Baptist Church with a group of Colorado State University students. The students were visiting Oxford as part of an optional spring break trip through the South to learn about Civil Rights. (March 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Integration leader dies at 79

    The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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      MathCounts Team competes

      The Oxford Middle School Mathcounts team competed recently in the regional competition held at the University of Mississippi. They participated as a team and as individuals. The team won first place for the northeast region against teams from Tupelo, Corinth and Nettleton. The team will travel to Hinds Community College in Pearl on March 27 to compete in the state competition. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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        Softball field work to begin

        Site construction on a new softball field for Oxford High School is expected to begin March 22 after the Oxford School Board approved the low bidder, Bennett Construction Inc. on Tuesday. (March 10, 2010, Page 2)

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          Education briefs

          Items in this week’s Education Briefs include:
          - Lafayette County High School was named as a Value Added School in Mississippi
          - Oxford High School senior Cathy Chen won the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, a $2,000 award.
          - Three students from Oxford were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at Rust College in Holly Springs for the fall semester. Aminah Farrakhan-Muhammad was named to the president’s list. Johnathan M. Parker was named to the dean’s list. Rickey F. Lawson was named to the honor roll.

           (March 9, 2010, Page 6 and 7)

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            OHS Theater is best in show

            Although they hadn’t competed at the regional level since 1980, Oxford High School took home top honors of Best in Show at this weekend’s Southeast Regional Theatre Competition in Lexington, KY. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Community Help Day

              PHOTOS — Oxford High School sophomores took part in a Community Help Day at The Pantry last week. (March 2, 2010, Page 3)

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                Gifted program IQ standard rises

                Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Financial aid assistance program available Saturday

                  Although officially dubbed College Goal Sunday, on this Saturday, the University of Mississippi Financial Aid office will be available at Oxford High School to help families fill out their federal financial aid forms. (February 23, 2010, Page 7)

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                    Honor Rolls

                    Lafayette High School and Oxford Middle School announced their latest honor rolls. (February 23, 2010, Page 6)

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