HHS senior tapped as Presidential Scholar; bids opened for work on district schools

By DAVID TISDALE,

Hattiesburg High School senior Owen Sayre is one of only 76 Mississippi students nominated to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar, a program established in 1964 by executive order of the U.S. President to honor and recognize some of the nation's top graduating high school seniors.




Hattiesburg educator earns teacher grant; school keeps federal grant status

By DAVID TISDALE,

Virginia Young, a teacher at the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Mary Bethune Achievement Center, was awarded a $500 teacher grant from the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi Foundation, which she will use for a project she has developed to help students at the school learn more about the state and nation’s civil rights history.



Woodley Elementary Principal attributes school’s ‘B’ status to dedicated faculty, staff

By DAVID TISDALE,

After slipping to a C-level school last year, the Mississippi Department of Education recently recognized the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Woodley Elementary School as having achieved level ‘B’ status, which Woodley Principal Felicia Morris credits to an experienced faculty and staff committed to helping its students adjust to changes






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