Tishomingo County Embraces Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master Programs

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This year, the Steering Committee for Tishomingo County School District Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Master honored 36 seniors from Belmont High School and Tishomingo County High School on Monday, May 2nd. The evening ceremony was held at the Fellowship Christian Retreat at Crow’s Neck.

Seniors meeting the increased academic criteria and additional requirements received the distinguished recognition with a medallion, seals for the high school transcript and high school diploma along with a certificate.

Superintendent Christie Holly stated, ““We are so excited for these students and proud of their accomplishments. We want this program to grow in the future, and we will actively seek out business, industry, and community partners over the summer to fully implement a district-wide program that promotes these honors to students and parents. We are appreciative of the business, industry, and community support we received in our first event, but we want this to become a greater partnership in the future”.

66 Mississippi Scholar Tech Master Students Graduate from Pascagoula-Gautier School District Schools

IMG 2746 Pascagoula High School - 43 Graduates
Gautier High School - 23 Graduates

The Pascagoula - Gautier School District is committed to Career Technical Education. The CCTI (College & Career Technical Institute) currently has 14 programs and is adding 2 to 3 new programs in upcoming years.

Next year, they are piloting the Computer Engineering class, partnering with the City of Moss Point, Jackson County, Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Gulf Shipbuilding Consortium on starting a program at Ingalls Shipbuilding, the Shipbuilding Academy, available to seniors who have completed two years of a CTE program. There is an articulation agreement with MGCCC that students completing two years of a CTE program and having an overall "B" average receive full tuition to MGCCC in a CTE program of study.

This is the third year of the Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program in the school district, and the number of participants has increased each year as Career Technical Education becomes more of a focal point in the community and throughout the state.

The CCTI has partnered with the University of Southern Mississippi, creating a Teacher Academy scholarship for students completing two years of Teacher Academy and meeting certain criteria. William Carey University has matched that scholarship.

The district's engineering program has also partnered with Mississippi State University, NASA and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as well with two engineering degrees being offered through MSU at the Jackson County campus.

New Mississippi Scholars/Mississippi Scholars Tech Master Forms!

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Curriculum
Outlines the MS Scholars Curriculm

Mississippi Scholars End of the Year Report
Use this form to let us know how many Mississippi Scholars graduatesyour school district has!  We use this form to determine the number of medallions, certificates, and medals we send each district for use in their awards ceremonies and graduations.

Tech Master End of the Year Report
Use this form to let us know how many Mississippi Scholars Tech Master graduatesyour school district has!  We use this form to determine the number of medallions, certificates, and medals we send each district for use in their awards ceremonies and graduations.

 

scholars testimonial

 

Leeanna Hodges, 2013 Pike County Mississippi Scholar, North Pike High School

Leeanna will be attending Southwest Mississippi Community College in the fall.

What made you decide to become a MS Scholar?
“When I was a sophomore, we had an assembly concerning how to become a MS scholar. I decided to become one when my peers and I were told that these were the courses that would best prepare us for college.”

How did the Scholars program impact your course selection?
“I had already decided to take many of the required courses prior to learning about the scholars program. However, the scholars program did motivate me to take my second class of foreign language which I had not previously planned to do. Afterwards though, I was pleased with my decision to take the class.

What has been your most rewarding experience?
“My most rewarding experience was the night of the MS Scholars dinner when I stood at the front of the church with the other North Pike seniors while we were all laughing and smiling was not only a rewarding experience, but a moment I will not soon forget.”

Challenges?
“The biggest challenge for me was pushing myself to wake up earlier to squeeze in that extra study time which made all the difference in the end.”

 

Myka Barnes, 2013 Pike County Mississippi Scholar, McComb High School

Myka will be attending The University of Mississippi in the fall.

What made you decide to become a MS Scholar?
“I decided to become a MS Scholar when I realized that most of the classes I had to take to be a part of the program where college prep classes and would benefit me in the long run.”

How did the Scholars program impact your course selection?
“It impacted my course selection tremendously, especially when I was a sophomore taking classes with seniors.”

What has been your most rewarding experience?
“The most rewarding experience from the program was getting to wear a medallion during graduation, representing all of the hard work that finally paid off and also getting to list the program on my education resume.”

Challenges?
“The biggest challenge about the program was within yourself - to choose to study outside of the class or not to. The program is optional so nothing is really forced upon you. It's up to you to ask your counselor if you can add the rigorous classes to your schedule.”