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Hinds Community College honored Vicksburg scholarship recipients

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From left, Christian Oakes, Mayor George Flaggs and Ali Cook

The Hinds Community College Foundation recognized 2019-2020 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees from Vicksburg at a reception on Oct. 29 in the Loviza Building on the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.   

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Kaileigh Trichell, left, of Vicksburg, received the William F. “Sonny” Bruce Memorial Scholarship. With her is Barbara Applebaum, also of Vicksburg.

Christian Oakes, left, and Ali Cook, both of Vicksburg, received the Warren County Scholarship. With them is Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs.

Sean Daily, of Vicksburg, received the Waring Oil LLC Athletic Scholarship. With him are Lee Waring, center, and Pierson Waring, right, also of Vicksburg.

Anna Turner, of Vicksburg, received the Walter B. Hallberg Jr. Scholarship. With her was Walter Hallberg III, also of Vicksburg.  

Recipients of the Vicksburg Medical Auxiliary Scholarship honoring Philip B. Watson Jr. Front row: second-left, Ethan Decker, of Brandon, Taylor Bowman, of Madison, Kaitlyn Hamil, of Madison, and Beaty Hill, of Flowood. Back row, from left, Kyla Tyler, of Jackson, Madelyn Smith, of Brandon, Haley Frazier, of Florence, and Kyisha Mayfield, of Vicksburg. Mayfield also received the Vicksburg Medical Auxiliary Scholarship. With them are Dean of Nursing Priscilla Burks, front row left, and District Dean of Health Sciences Kathy Elliott, front row right.

Taylor Mardis, of Vicksburg, right, received the Shirley Ann Farish Nursing Scholarship. With her is Shirley Ann Farish, left, also of Vicksburg.

Tonya Anderson, of Vicksburg, center, received the Sandy Redditt Cain Memorial Scholarship. With her are Sharon Cummins, left, and Libby James, both of Vicksburg.

Haley Steed, front row, left, received the John & Mabel Loviza Family Scholarship, Wyatt Turner, back row, left, received the Myrtle Loviza and Kathleen Loviza Endowed Scholarship. Charles Bryant, back row, center, received the Joe Loviza Career-Technical Scholarship. All are of Vicksburg. With them are Glenda Loviza, front row, center, Myrtle Loviza, front row, left, and Joe Loviza, back row, right, all of Vicksburg.

Vantrel Reed, center, of Vicksburg, received the Fred & Margie Oakes Endowed Scholarship. With  him  are Donald and Bettye Oakes, also of Vicksburg.

Nicholas Blakely, center, of Brandon, who received the Euell & Etoile Liles Family Scholarship. With him are Dean Liles, left, of Plano, Texas, and Bryan Liles, right.

Ashlee Sowell, center, of Benton, received the Dean and Rebecca Liles Scholarship. With her are Dean Liles, of Plano, Texas, and Bryan Liles.

Evan Fedell, of Vicksburg, center, received the Chaney Family Endowed Scholarship. With him are Jim and Mark Chaney, also of Vicksburg.

Front row, from left, Brelynn Beck, Jamie Bridges, Philip Beck; back row, Steve Beck, Breydan Beck and Pamela Ashby Beck, all of Vicksburg

Annelise Ouellette, of Clinton, left, received the Bobbie B. Anderson Nursing Scholarship. With her is Bobbie B. Anderson, of Vicksburg.

The Hinds Community College Foundation awarded more than 600 scholarships in the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship for fall 2020, academic year 2020-2021, is Feb. 15, 2020. For more information, visit www.hindscc.edu.    

  • From left, Kaileigh Trichell and Barbara Applebaum, both of Vicksburg

  • From left, Christian Oakes, Mayor George Flaggs and Ali Cook

  • From left, Sean Daily, Lee Waring and Pierson Waring, all of Vicksburg

  • From left, Walter Hallberg III and Anna Turner, both of Vicksburg

  • Front row, from left, Priscilla Burks, Ethan Decker, of Brandon, Taylor Bowman, of Madison, Kaitlyn Hamil, of Madison, Beaty Hill, of Flowood, Kathy Elliott; back row, from left, Kyla Tyler, of Jackson, Madelyn Smith, of Brandon, Haley Frazier, of Florence, and Kyisha Mayfield, of Vicksburg

  • From left, Shirley Ann Farish and Taylor Mardis, both of Vicksburg

  • From left, Sharon Cummins, Tonya Anderson and Libby James, all of Vicksburg

  • Front row, from left, Haley Steed, Glenda Loviza, Myrtle Loviza; back row, Wyatt Turner, Charles Bryant and Joe Loviza, all of Vicksburg

  • Vantrel Reed, center, of Vicksburg, received the Fred & Margie Oakes Endowed Scholarship. With  him  are Donald and Bettye Oakes, also of Vicksburg. 

  • Nicholas Blakely, center, of Brandon, who received the Euell & Etoile Liles Family Scholarship. With him are Dean Liles, left, of Plano, Texas, and Bryan Liles, right.

  • Ashlee Sowell, center, of Benton, received the Dean and Rebecca Liles Scholarship. With her are Dean Liles, of Plano, Texas, and Bryan Liles. 

  • Evan Fedell, of Vicksburg, center, received the Chaney Family Endowed Scholarship. With him are Jim and Mark Chaney, also of Vicksburg. 

  • Front row, from left, Brelynn Beck, Jamie Bridges, Philip Beck; back row, Steve Beck, Breydan Beck and Pamela Ashby Beck, all of Vicksburg

  • Annelise Ouellette, of Clinton, left, received the Bobbie B. Anderson Nursing Scholarship. With her is Bobbie B. Anderson, of Vicksburg. 

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Mississippi native elected as Harvard student body president

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A Mississippi high school graduate has been elected as Harvard University’s student body president.

Noah Harris, a 2018 graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the first African American to serve in the role at prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts.

“I’m really grateful that the student body is entrusting me with such a historic and unprecedented moment,” Harris told WDAM. “To make the right moves and to really bring their voices to the forefront. I just never expected that I would be in a position to run for this.”

Harris is a junior and a political science major at Harvard. He served as treasurer on the finance committee in his first two years. His vice president and running mate is neuroscience major Jenny Gan. Both plan on making a difference at the university.

Harris and Gan will be sworn in Dec. 6.

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Corey Wilson is Warren Central’s Teacher of the Year

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Warren Central's Principal Eric Green, left, presents teacher and coach Corey Wilson Sr. with a basket of goodies. (photo courtesy WCHS)

Warren Central High School teacher and football coach Corey Wilson Sr. has won the WCHS Teacher of the Year award for the 2020-2021 school year.

Wilson has been teaching at Warren Central for 19 years and has helped educate thousands of students over the years. He teaches introduction to architecture construction mechatronics and engineering.

Wilson is also a football coach for the school and has helped plenty of young athletes gain athletic scholarships. He is well respected by his students, colleagues and the Vicksburg community.

“A well deserved award for a guy that goes beyond the limit. Proud to be mentored and work with him. Great coach,” said fellow teacher and coach Ced Jackson in a text message.

Wilson will help lead the Vikings football team Friday as they travel to face Tupelo High School.

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Vicksburg Warren School Districts reports three new COVID-19 cases

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For the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 6, the Vicksburg Warren School District reported two new COVID-19 cases and four individuals quarantined due to possible exposure to the virus in the same time period.

Cases were reported at the following schools:

Warren Central High School
Two new positive cases – teachers/staff

Warren Central Intermediate
Four quarantined – teachers/staff

For the prior week, Oct. 26 through Oct. 30, the district reported one new COVID-19 case, a student, at River City Early College High School.

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