Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008


• Lorraine Lin of Warren Central High School has been named a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program recipient. The federally-funded and state-administered program is designed to recognize exceptional high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education. She will receive a scholarship award of $1,500 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

• Michele Albritton Ricker, formerly of Vicksburg, has been named education academic adviser at Mississippi State University’s Meridian campus. She will work with incoming education majors, evaluate transcripts and help students plan their courses of study to fulfill requirements for degrees in elementary and secondary education. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi College and her master’s degree in business administration from MSU-Meridian. She and her husband, Mike, have two daughters.

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• Members of Girl Scout Troop 934 from Vicksburg who participated and won in multiple competitions at the Die Hard Girl Scout Roundup at Camp Coleman in Trussville, Ala., were Stephanie Roach, Erin Fordice, Adria Piazza, Alaina Fordice and Katelyn Brock.

Upcoming events

Election 2008 Workshop for Teachers — 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Fun Learning Stuff, 1101 Belmont St.; cost, $8, includes food; 601-636-2926 to register.

Hinds Community College Homecoming — Sept. 23–25; alumni dinner, 50-plus reunion, sports hall of fame induction, football game; 601-857-3363 for more information.

Community Youth Achievers’ Open House — For socialization of Claiborne County youths and their families; noon-3 p.m. Sept. 27; Environmental Village Campus, 1132 Highway 548 in Hermanville; cultural entertainment, youth speak-out, vendors’ markets, door prizes, more; Harold E. Charles, 601-535-7551.

ACT Preparation Workshop — 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Nov. 22, Jan. 31, March 28 and June 6, Hinds Community College in Raymond; cost, $45; participant should bring a calculator, snack and a drink; 601-857-3372 for information.

MSU Communication Department Golf Tournament — 1 p.m. Oct. 10, Mississippi State University Golf Course, four miles off campus in Starkville; four-person scramble, cookout, awards ceremony; $60 per person or $240 per team; open to MSU graduates, supporters, golfers; John Forde, 662-325-3320 or jforde@comm.msstate.edu, for registration or more information.

Career Explorations for Girls Conference — 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Oct. 18, University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus; open to girls in grades 7-12, each must be accompanied by her mother or an adult woman; Angeline Godwin, president of the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership, keynote speaker; career topics will include business development, science and technology, health care, communication, education, art, psychology, law, more; registration deadline is Oct. 4; no charge, lunch is included; 601-266-5236 for more information.

Tougaloo Educational Opportunity Center — Offering adult education programs, college admission info, financial aid assistance, college workshops, dropout assistance; participants must be at least 19 years old, U.S. citizen and resident of Warren, Hinds or Yazoo counties; 601-977-4473 for more information.

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