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Education briefs

  • Nolan Webb is the recipient of the 2010 Lafayette County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship.
  • Kathryn Howorth graduated from Tulane University.
  • Luke McCullough receive forestry scholarship.
  • Families sought for exchange students
  • GED testing offered at NWCC
  • 40th OHS Charger football reunion set
  • OHS 1084 reunion set for this weekend
  • Local students make NWCC honor lists
  • NWCC votes for tuition increase
  • LMS announces honor rolls
  • Blake Chandler, Abigail Chandler, Bradley Shields and Hayden Young named to dean’s list at Harding University.
  • Chelsea N. Peters named to Rhodes honor roll.
  • Katherine Lewis graduated from New York University.

 (June 15, 2010, Page 5)

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    First Lady writes OHS Class of 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama wished the Oxford High School Class of 2010 well in a letter addressed to recent graduate Cathy Chen after Chen launched an effort to invite the president and Mrs. Obama to the school to speak to the graduating class. (June 15, 2010, Page 5)

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      How to succeed in life

      Neil Burton, a gifted-student teacher at Oxford Middle School, was one of several teachers who participated in the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Master Teacher of Economics program where teachers learn ways to bring lessons about financial responsibility, the economy and entrepreneur endeavors into the classrooms. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)

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        County school policy bans bullying

        The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a new policy aimed at addressing bullying in county schools, the first such policy for the district. An informational meeting about bullying will be held on August 2 at the Lafayette Middle School Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (June 9, 2010, Page 12)

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          Education briefs

          • Peter Joseph Dunbar graduated from Princeton University.
          • Philip Malatesta joined the National Honor Society at Arkansas State University
          • Whitney Leigh Woodington and others graduated from University of Alabama
          • GED classes are set at Northwest Community College
          • Mary Randall Ivy has been selected to attend the Trent Lott Institute
          • Lafayette Upper Elementary announced honor roll for fourth nine weeks.
          • Oxford School District Consolidated Federal Programs application available to view in the district office.
          • 40th reunion of the Oxford High School Charger football program set for July 17
          • Henry Self graduated from McCallie School.
          • Tailgate for Boys and Girls set for July 31

           (June 8, 2010, Page 5)

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            County schools seek federal funds

            With fewer federal funds available for schools this year, officials with the Lafayette County School District are searching for whatever is available. The school board approved a request from administration officials to apply for $321,831 in Title 1 funds and $118,568 in Title 2 funds. (June 8, 2010, Page 3)

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              Poor doesn’t equal failure

              Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them. Working on a three-year research project that will result in a documentary, Weber intends to focus on the connection between poverty and failure in education which more often than not is due to self-fulfilling prophecy. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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                LMS registration set next week

                After a low turnout for registration last month, Lafayette Middle School is trying again to have students register for the upcoming school year. Registration will be held in the LMS counseling center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (June 4, 2010, Page 10A)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Lafayette High School concert, women and madrigal choirs have been invited to the Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York.
                  • Dongsik Kim will join the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Class of 2012.
                  • Wesley Warren Estock and Joshua McCormick were listed on the president’s list at Mississippi College. Elizabeth McCormick was named to the dean’s list.
                  • Mary Manning Booker graduated with her Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
                  • McKenna Raney received scholarships to attend Hendrix College.
                  • Felicity Flesher and Jillian Mattern win National Merit scholarships.
                  • Several locals graduated from Itawamba Community College.
                  • Sarah Kathryn Gates graduates from Louisiana State University with honors.
                  • Head Start hosts a multi-cultural week.
                  • A copy of the federal programs application for both Lafayette and Oxford are available for review in the district offices.
                  • GED Testing is now being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College.

                   (June 1, 2010, Page 6A)

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                    2nd-grader speaks 4 languages

                    Alexandra Timofte just completed second grade at Oxford Elementary School, learning English as her fourth language while visiting America with her parents. Vlad and Aida are visiting mathematics professors at the University of Mississippi. In her short time here, Alexandra has gone on to become an excellent chess player and will now compete at the Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational on July 25-30. (June 1, 2010, Page 6a)

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