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Alana Norris, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Sports

Being on archery team helps Warren Central freshman Hill handle autism

A Warren Central student who has autism is beating the odds by competing in a varsity sport. Chase Hill, 14, is a member of the ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, April 15, 2017 11:00 pm

Local

Families First, VCS establish partnership

Vicksburg Catholic Schools are looking to make an impact on the Vicksburg community by partnering with Families First for Mississippi. Families First for Mississippi is ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:10 am

Education

Leist: Address needs of the whole child

The biggest lesson Stephanie Leist has learned as a teacher is to address the child’s personal needs before their academic needs in order to have ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:36 am

Education

Teacher: ‘I believe all children can learn’

Candice Goodwin reaches out to all students regardless of their abilities because she believes all children are capable of learning and growing. The fifth grade ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Monday, February 13, 2017 8:53 am

Education

Lamb’s career as a teacher began with a word from her mother

Sylvia Lamb incorporates real-world biomedical science careers in her classroom through crime scene and disease research. She teaches biomedical science to students from both Vicksburg and ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Faith

Hawkins United Methodist Church hosts family, youth event Wednesday evening

The temperature may be in the 70s outside, but a winter wonderland was discovered inside Hawkins United Methodist Church Wednesday night. The church hosted a ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 10, 2017 7:32 pm

Local

‘My words are coming to life’

Reading books and learning about technology are two areas Georgia Kemp likes to explore with her students. The fourth-grade teacher is the Vicksburg Intermediate School ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Education

River City’s Marshall: ‘I teach because it is my calling’

With a passion for young people and all things math and science, Karin Marshall teaches because it is her calling. The River City Early College ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 10, 2017 9:42 am

Business

Flowers stepping down as director of Chamber of Commerce

Jane Flowers has decided it is time to stop and smell the roses. The executive director of the Vicksburg Warren County Chamber of Commerce is ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:53 am

Education

‘I teach because the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable’

Kristy Brumfield said the study of music connects students with the world around them because it is the universal language. Brumfield is the kindergarten through ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:50 am

Education

Summers’ interest in science, sports help his students learn

Steve Summers has a heart to help others through science and athletics. The Warren Central High School biology teacher is representing the school as its ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:52 am

Health

Vicksburg Dodgeball Association’s season is under way

Being active doesn’t always have to be a solo struggle at the gym. Being active while also having fun and being social is the goal ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:38 am

Sports

Murrah blocks Warren Central

After two victories against Murrah this season, Warren Central couldn’t make it a clean sweep. Murrah finally got the best of the Lady Vikes, winning ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:57 am

Education

Robinson wasn’t ready to retire from educating youth

Even though Amy Robinson retired from public education, she still had a desire to teach students and decided she wasn’t done educating the youth of ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:10 am

Education

Applications for River City now being taken

For the second year, students going into high school in Warren County have a third public option when it comes to what school they will ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:05 am

Education

Teacher Jessica Griffin helps students accept themselves

Self-acceptance is a lesson Jessica Griffin feels junior high students need to learn. The seventh-grade English teacher is Warren Central Junior High School’s Teacher of ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Monday, February 6, 2017 9:15 am

Local

Crimestopper officials tout effectiveness of program

When it comes to apprehending someone who has allegedly broken the law, Crime Stoppers is often the best method for tracking that suspect down. In ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Monday, February 6, 2017 9:14 am

News

Man found alive after plane goes down near sandbar

A Utica man is recovering after his plane crashed Saturday afternoon near where the Big Black River meets the Mississippi River. The pilot, Howard Jennings, ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Sunday, February 5, 2017 2:26 pm

Education

VWSD is growing and its leaders want community input to plan for growth

The Vicksburg Warren School District is looking at possibly relocating classrooms across the district. With the addition of multiple pre-K classes to every elementary school ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:43 pm

Education

Teaching for Dixon is a ‘gift from God’

Ernest Dixon works to meet his students needs by adapting his teaching style to best serve the children. Dixon, the Academy of Innovation Teacher of ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:41 pm

Education

St. Aloysius Flashettes travel to Orlando for national competition

A team of 14 St. Aloysius High School students are using their love of expressive movement and a competitive spirit to perform on a national ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:35 pm

Education

Vicksburg Catholic celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Faith. Knowledge. Service. The motto of Vicksburg Catholic School was lived out through students, teachers, administrators and parents this week. During the nationwide Catholic Schools ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 3, 2017 9:04 pm

Education

Barnes uses daily applications in her math lessons

Connecting with her students and teaching math in everyday situations in how Sherra Barnes approaches her classroom. The sixth grade math teacher is Beechwood Elementary’s ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 3, 2017 9:03 pm

Education

Longtime teacher Stone celebrates 100th birthday

The journey of 100 years is one many don’t get the chance to experience. Beloved teacher Leila Werlein Stone turned 100 years old Wednesday. A ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 3, 2017 9:01 pm

Education

Carpenter makes literature relevant in today’s world

Donna Carpenter tells her students they have a story to tell. Carpenter, named teacher of the year at Vicksburg High School, encourages her students to ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 3, 2017 9:06 am

Education

Beechwood Bee wins district spelling bee title

For six rounds, 11 students competed to find the best speller in the Vicksburg Warren School District until it came down to the final two ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 3, 2017 9:02 am

Sports

Nearly 300 to compete this weekend in Gym South’s Mardi Gras meet

It’s time to toss out the beads and flip across the floor, the area’s biggest annual gymnastics meet is in store this weekend. The eighth ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, February 3, 2017 8:16 am

Local

Matthews runs her class like a business

With a background in business administration and communications, Christin Matthews runs her classroom like a small business and gives her students as many real experiences ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:18 am

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