By Martha Swindle
Congratulations to Alderman Wayne Bullock for meeting the qualifications required to graduate as an Advanced Certified Municipal Official. Bullock was recently notified by the Mississippi Municipal League that he will graduate at the next CMO Ceremony during the 2013 Small Town Conference in Tunica, in November. This achievement is commendable in the sense that the Advanced Certified Municipal Officials’ course, which requires 40 hours of education, is completely voluntary.
Congratulations to Benjamin Logan, son of Mayor and Mrs. Ben Logan, for being one of 15 freshmen that make up the University of Mississippi’s first class of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP). This program is an all-inclusive scholarship established in January with $12.95 million in external funding to attract top-performing students to study education. The 15 freshmen hail from across Mississippi and neighboring states and have a mean incoming grade-point average of 4.0 and average ACT score of 28.5.
A collaboration with Mississippi State University, the METP was established with a grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson. The program’s five-year goal is to recruit 160 college freshmen with outstanding academic records into education programs with full scholarships and more. Each university will produce 80 new teachers, all of whom make a five-year commitment to teach at a Mississippi public school after graduation.
Besides getting four years of full tuition, housing and funding for technology, professional development and study abroad, all METP students were accepted into UM’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.
Brotherhood breakfast is scheduled for next Sunday, Sept. 15, at 7 a.m. at Sherman Baptist Church.
Mark your calendars: Sherman Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 20.
Mark your calendars: Oct. 6 is Homecoming at Tri-County Baptist Church. More details to come later.
Ladies Fellowship will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. at Tri-County Baptist.
Sherman Church of Christ will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this Sunday, Sept. 15, with a gospel meeting and other activities. Former preachers are returning to speak during the gospel meeting Sept. 15 – 18. Lunch is being served Sept. 15, and dinner will be served each evening, Sept. 16 – 18.
By Martha Swindle
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