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Delta Innovation host Youth Summit

Delta Innovation Foundation’s Peer Power and S.I.C.C. (Students Involved in Community Change) in collaboration with Coahoma Community College will host a Youth Summit on Tuesdy, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library in Shelby.  Students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend.

“We offered a series of workshops for our young men and women last semester and the students asked for more events like the M.A.D.A.M.E  Butterfly and Boys to Men sessions, “ says Anne Preus, Education Director for the Delta Innovation Foundation.

“Coahoma Community College already had some workshops in place and will be providing speakers for this event.”

Topics will include: Choices, Real World Skills, Leadership, and From a Woman’s Perspective.

There is no charge for this event and refreshments will be served. 

“Since our students are out of school due to professional development, we thought this would be an opportune time to provide productive and positive activities for them,” says Preus.

For more information about activities at Delta Innovation Foundation, check the web site at www.makethedif.com or contact Anne Preus at 662-719-9637.

Blood drive slated

Kappa Delta Sorority will be sponsoring a special blood drive for Lindsey Powell on Thursday from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The drive will be held at the Student Union at Delta State.

The MBS Donor Coach will be on site.

All donors will receive a T-shirt. Donors can now check their overall cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect Account.

“Mississippi Blood Services is proud to be serving Mississippi and the surrounding area for 35 years,” Tony Bahou, MBS Communications and Public Relations Manager said. “Blood donors save lives—we are truly honored to work with such selfless people.”

Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent, visit our Web site for a copy of the form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID.

Mississippi College names scholars

The Office of Academic Affairs for Mississippi College has released its list of academic scholars for the 2013 fall semester.

To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate credit with all academic courses impacting their grade point average.

William Rabon Hawkins of Cleveland is a President’s List scholar.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate credit with all academic courses impacting their grade point average.

YeChiya Warren, Kylie Randall Weeks and Elliott James Winford, all of Cleveland, are Dean’s List scholars.

Bridge winners announced

The Cleveland Duplicate Bridge Club held its regular weekly game Jan. 8.

The winners were:

1st place: Rachel Tate (Cleveland) and Don Conger (Malvina) and Ed Kossman and Jim Steen (Cleveland)

2nd place: Robin Horton (Scott) and Evelyn Pearce (Cleveland) and Peggy Koonce and Bill Bethune (Greenville)

Anyone who would like to learn to play bridge may contact Bucky Brooks at 843-8584. Anyone who would like to play duplicate bridge may contact Don Conger at 719-2600.

The Cleveland Duplicate Bridge Club held its regular weekly game Jan. 15.

The winners were:

1st place: Robin Horton (Scott) and Evelyn Pearce (Cleveland) and 2nd place: Ed Kossman and Jim Steen (Cleveland)

Anyone who would like to learn to play bridge may contact Bucky Brooks at 843-8584. Anyone who would like to play duplicate bridge may contact Don Conger at 719-2600.

Hinds names graduates

Hinds Community College graduated nearly 800 on Dec. 19 and 20 in a series of four ceremonies on the Raymond Campus, record numbers for a December ceremony.

Graduating from Bolivar County were Homer McNeal of Shelby and Stephanie Nash of Drew.

Common Core training set

Mound Bayou School District will host “Common Core Differentiate Instruction Training,” sponsored by the Mississippi State Department of Education and a Common Core State Standards Math Training.

The training will enable teachers to be able to provide research-based methods of identifying and implementing differentiated learning instructions and interventions designed to improve instruction effectiveness and student learning for mathematics for grades K-8th.

Trainings will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Differentiation of Instruction Training at J.F. Kennedy Gym and Common Core Math Training at the I.T. Montgomery Cafeteria.