School & Youth Bulletin Board

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9, 2008

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Robert Jones has been named a presidential scholar at Mississippi State University. He is a senior majoring in industrial technology. He is continuing his second summer as a safety and quality engineer intern with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis.


Niraj Vanmali of Vicksburg has received a juris doctor degree from the School of Law at Valparaiso University.


Children’s Desert Garden Project – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe; children will make succulent container gardens; display by cactus enthusiasts Ralph Calhoun and Lamar Smith; cost, $5 per child, will cover supplies; 318-387-5281 or for more information.

“Get Ready, High School Class of 2009!” – Free informational expo for high school seniors and parents to preview and prepare for college; 10 a.m.-noon July 19, Jackson State University; campus tours, noon-2 p.m.; RSVP by Friday to Tangelia Kelly, 601-979-1383 or

Environmental Science Summer Day Camps – Junior program, ages 9-12; senior program, ages 13-18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1; Village Campus, 1132 Mississippi 548 in Hermanville; sponsored by Community Youth Achievers Inc.; 601-535-7551 to register; deadline is Monday, with parent orientation 6-7 p.m.

William Carey University Survival Weekend – For freshmen and transfer students; 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22-24, Hattiesburg campus; games, entertainment, fellowship; cost, $35, includes meals, events and T-shirt; 601-318-6161 or for information or registration.

Donation of School Supplies – Accepted until July 31 at Bass and Van Heusen stores at the Outlets at Vicksburg; minimum value, $2; supplies will be presented to school district representatives Aug. 9 at annual Citywide Pep Rally.

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! – Children’s Museum of Memphis; through Sept. 28; free to children 1 and younger, $7 for children as old as 12, $8 for ages 13-64, $7 for ages 65 and older; 2525 Central Ave.; 901-458-2678.

21st Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival Pageant – Richton; Sept. 26-28; 2008 king and queen will be crowned Sept. 27; pageant open to girls newborn to age 18 and to boys newborn to age 7; info or entry form: 601-964-8201, P.O. Box 630, Richton, MS 39476,