School & Youth Bulletin Board

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 23, 2008

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William David Henry of Vicksburg was selected to the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Dentistry dean’s honor list for the 2007-08 academic year.

Indiana B. Brown of Vicksburg has been named to the spring semester president’s list at Jackson State University. She was elected vice president of the Student Social Work Association at the university for 2008-2009. She will graduate in December with a bachelor of social work after completing an internship at Hudspeth Regional Center in Rankin County. She is the daughter of Cheryl and Don Brown.


Amber Nicole Huell of Vicksburg has been chosen for membership in Sigma Alpha Lambda national leadership and honors organization at Mississippi State University. She has also been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She was named to the MSU president’s list, serves as a resident adviser and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. She is the daughter of Perry and Judy Huell.


Dan Ivey and Ryan Richardson, both of Vicksburg, participated as missionaries this summer in part with the Mississippi Baptist Student Union. Dan, the son of Brian and Carla Ivey, served in Florida. He is a student at William Carey University. Ryan, son of Ronnie and Jackie Richardson, served in Moldova. He is a student at Jones County Junior College. They are two of 198 university and college students sent on the weeks-long missionary trips.

Will Robbins of Vicksburg attended the National Jr. Leaders Conference: Discover Medicine, Science and Robotics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. The 10-day leadership program is sponsored by Lead-America for those interested in science fields.

Dr. Yaw Twumasi, a faculty member in the Department of Advanced Technologies at Alcorn State University, has been appointed to co-supervise a Ph.D student at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) in South Africa. The thesis is in geography with a concentration in applied remote sensing and geographic information systems.


Retreat for Homeschooling Families – Friday-Saturday, Jackson; informational sessions on new homeschoolers, homeschooling teenagers, community resources, more; sponsored by Parent Educators and Kids (PEAK); members and non-members welcome; to register.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Youth Theater Group – 1 p.m. Saturday, Parkside Playhouse lobby, 101 Iowa Ave.; for actors and actresses ages ninth grade through 20 to develop theater skills; topics will include fall activities, an auditioning workshop and fall production auditions; 601-636-0471 or for more information.

Vicksburg High School – Distribution of lockers and parking decals: seniors, 9 a.m.-noon Monday; juniors, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday; sophomores, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday; ninth-grade orientation, 6 p.m. July 31.

Beechwood Elementary – Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten open house and orientation, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; grades1-6 orientation open house, 5:30 p.m. July 31; bring school supplies.

Warren Central Junior High School – Student orientation, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Bowmar Elementary – Kindergarten orientation, 1 p.m. July 31.

Vicksburg Intermediate School – Back-To-School Night, July 31; third and fourth grades, 6-6:45 p.m.; fifth and sixth grades, 6:50-7:45 p.m.; 1245 Dana Road, 601-638-4199.

Sherman Avenue Elementary – Kindergarten and first grade orientation, 5:30 p.m. July 31 in the gym; Open House/Back-To-School Night for grades K-3, 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in the gym.

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.

Hinds Community College Summer Graduation – For all HCC district graduates, Aug. 1, Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond campus; 8:30 a.m., all district nursing and allied health program graduates; 11 a.m., all other graduates from all locations; keynote speaker will be Michael Hataway, Mississippi College graphic design coordinator and instructor and a Hinds alumnus and professor emeritus.

Environmental Science Teacher Training Institute – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6, Village Campus, 1132 Highway 548 in Hermanville; topics to include African origin of science, alternative renewable energy resources, land navigation, world food foraging, more; Harold E. Charles, instructor; limited enrollment; 601-535-7551 for registration information.

Precious Moments Learning Center/Daycare – Preregistration until Aug. 11, no fee for newcomers; Web cam, Abeka program, certified preschool teachers; 601-634-9339.

LSAT Review Course – 6-10 p.m. Sept. 11, 16 and 18 at Mississippi College; cost, $249; registration deadline, Aug. 25; 601-925-3265 or for more information.


Winners of the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District’s poster contest, “Water is Life,” were as follows: Brooke Edwards, first place, homeschool student and daughter of James and Linda Edwards; and Jacob’s Ladder students Robin Smith, first place; Matthew McKay, second place; and Matthew Grogan, third place in the special education category. Smith’s poster will compete at the state level.