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Students excel at Destination ImagiNation

Della Davidson Elementary School took home two top prizes in the Mississippi Destination ImagiNation Tournament held March 27 in Columbus.

The Oxford Eagles — Claire Stevens, Michaela Spillers, Ann Leigh Robbins and Addison Meadows — won the Breaking DI News competition, and the Wild Thangs — Add Kimbrell, Kevin Dao, Sara Caroline Bridgers, Anna Dennis, and Haley Caradine — won the Band Together Competition.

The two teams will represent Mississippi in the Global Destination ImagiNation Finals being held on May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.

 (April 13, 2010, Page 6A)

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    Up in the air!

    PHOTOS — Della Davidson INSIGHTS students launched rockets Tuesday morning and measured the trajectory of the flights. (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      OHS National Merit finalists

      Six Oxford High School seniors, Cathy Chen, Felicity Flesher, Tom Lutken, Jillian Mattern, Alex Mullen, and Susanna Rychlak, are among 15,000 students chosen as National Merit Finalists. Each are in the running to receive one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships or one of 6,000 other scholarships. (April 6, 2010, Page 6)

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        OHS honored at MSPA

        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)

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          Young scientists shine at Regional Fair

          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)

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            City schools map future

            If Oxford school administrators have their way, construction on a new high school could begin next year.
            The new high school is just one of several building projects city school leaders are considering to keep up with the growing number of students in the district.
            The Oxford School Board approved its 10-year capital improvement plan at Monday’s meeting. The plan is essentially a wish list of building needs that school administrators believe the district will need over the next decade.

             (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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              Education briefs

              In this week’s Education briefs:

              • Lafayette Upper Elementary School honor roll
              • Tonya W. Camp graduates Excelsior College
              • The Oxford Middle School Choirs traveled to Mississippi College on Thursday for State Choral Festival adjudication.
              • Oxford High School student Tri-Thien Che was among 16 outstanding Mississippi high school seniors were honored at a luncheon last week at the Capital Club in Jackson for their academic success and their involvement in their schools and community.
              • English instructor Morgan Cutturini of Oxford participated in the Itawamba Community College’s 23rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence held recently.
              • Adrian Young was named the Mary Cathey Head Start Center employee of the month.
              • Eight Lafayette FFA students competed March 12 at the North District FFA Competition held at the Oxford/Lafayette Applied Technology Center.
              • Bradley Shields of Oxford is spending the spring semester in Florence, Italy.
              • Ole Miss is offering a reading camp to fourth- through sixth-graders in June.
              • Monday will be Mississippi Clarinet Day at the University of Mississippi.

               (March 30, 2010, Page 7)

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                Regional science fair

                PHOTOS — Local students took part in the regional science fair at the Ole Miss Indoor Practice Facility on Wednesday. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Brushstrokes for Bramlett sparks creativity in students

                  The halls of Bramlett Elementary School were fill with art aficionados Tuesday looking at paintings and pottery painted and created by BES students. Jamie Windham covers the annual event that is a fundraiser for the BES art program. (March 24, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    Titanic sinking in 1912 brings two families closer in 2010

                    Two friends took a fateful trip together 98 years ago. Together they boarded a cruise ship named the Titanic. Fast forward to Oxford Elementary School in 2010 and two friends Sam Barnard and Luke Lilly in the INSIGHTS program discover their relatives were the linking pair that went down with the unsinkable ship. (March 23, 2010, Page 5)

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