HudsonSpecial to The Herald
Robert Hudson has been selected to participate in the 2013 session of the Mississippi Governor’s School.
The Governor’s School is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Gov. William F. Winter at Mississippi University for Women.
The Governor’s School is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Robert is the son of Keith and Belinda Hudson of Yazoo City.
He has just completed the tenth grade at Yazoo County High School, where he received the following awards: Honor Roll, Citizenship Award and Best Pitcher.
His addition community activities include: Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and First Baptist Youth.
LewisSpecial to The Herald
The Bronze Daughters of the American Revolution Medal was awarded to Cadet First Sergeant Maya Marie Lewis at the Yazoo County High School Awards Program.
This medal and accompanying NSDAR certificate is given to a senior in a secondary high school JROTC Program, Jr. College or U.S. Naval Seal Cadet Unit.
The back of the medal reads, “For Patriotism and Academic Achievement.” It is worn according to JROTC Protocol.
Maya completed four years in the JROTC Program at Yazoo County High School. She served as First Sergeant in Alpha Company. Maya was on the softball team and a member of the Drama Club in high school.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with honors.
She is the daughter of Danita Clay and Mina Lewis III.
She will attend Holmes Junior College and later attend Mississippi State University. She plans to major in biology and pursue a career as a geneticist.
Special to The Herald
Duke University awarded more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony May 12.
Duke President Richard H. Brodhead presided over the ceremony in the university’s Wallace Wade football stadium, and philanthropist Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address.
Carla Cook Diffenderfer, of Durham, N.C., was among the graduates to receive a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner.
Mrs Diffenderfer is a former resident of Yazoo City, attended Yazoo City High School and graduated from Byram High School.
Her parents are Mr and Mrs Toby Cook of Brandon.
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Students at Benton Academy were recently rewarded with a fun SuperKids field day by the American Lung Association after raising more than $2,200 to support the organization.
During this fun field day, students participated in games such as relays, potato sack races and a tug-o-war competition.
“Through SuperKids, students learn the importance of taking care of their lungs and supporting projects that help people in their community,” said Amy Ellis, Director of Health Promotions for the American Lung Association. “The donations raised by these students will help to continue vital lung disease programs and research.”
SuperKids is a tobacco education program put on every year by the Lung Association that includes a tobacco education presentation prior to the field day where students are given the opportunity to collect donations to support lung health in Mississippi. Incentive prizes are awarded to students raising at least $20.
Destiny McGough collected the most money overall, raising $155 and was recognized as the “Top SuperKid.” She received the grand prize which was a karaoke machine.
The American Lung Association in Mississippi thanks these hard-working students, school staff and the community for supporting their efforts.
Miss Brittany Johnston and William EdwardsDoug and Sandra Johnston of Vaughan are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Cecile, to William Clayton Edwards, son of William and Lynn Edwards of Pickens.
Brittany graduated from Benton Academy, Northwest Mississippi Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She is currently employed as a registered nurse at UMMC in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Clayton graduated from Central Holmes Academy, Holmes Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. He is employed with KLLM in Richland.
The couple will exchange vows on June 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Ellison United Methodist Church in Vaughan. Rev. Rob Dowdle, Pastor of Ocilla Baptist Church of Ocilla, Ga. will officiate the double-ring ceremony.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend.