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Third annual Academy Showcase features high school students’ projects and achievements

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Students in the Vicksburg Warren School District spend hours at school learning to perfect their skills and test their minds. Part of the way high schools students learn is through college and career academies designed to ignite the students’ passion for lifelong learning and to provide interesting, relevant and meaningful education. The academies bring depth and relevance to high school education as educators, employers, and community leaders come together to facilitate real-world projects, experiences and opportunities for students.

The third annual Academy Showcase will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Dr. Briggs Hopson Blvd.), Jan. 15 starting at 3 p.m., featuring students from Vicksburg High School, Warren Central High School and River City Early College High School.

At this event, students will show off the projects that they have worked on throughout the previous semester as well as the achievements they have made during their time in the Vicksburg Warren College and Career Academies.

The Showcase is free to attend and you can R.S.V.P. by contacting the Vicksburg Warren College and Career Academies on Facebook.

Find out more about the academies by visiting the Vicksburg Warren School District website or the Vicksburg-Warren Partnership website.

 

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Mississippi native elected as Harvard student body president

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(photo courtesy Noah Harris)

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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