More than 676 degrees were conferred at the conclusion of Mississippi State University's 2013 summer term.

Eight Neshoba County students were among the graduates.

Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU.

Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a 4.0 scale, include: summa cum laude, 3.80; magna cum laude, 3.60; and cum laude, 3.40.

The academic honors are recorded on the graduates' diplomas and permanent records, as well as in the commencement program.

Students from Neshoba County included:

William Boyle, Philadelphia, Neshoba, College of Education, MS.

John Carter, Philadelphia, Neshoba, College of Education, BS.

Dekota Cheatham, Philadelphia, Neshoba, College of Education, MS.

Cameron Kovach, Philadelphia, College of Education, MS.

Jordan Lashley, Philadelphia, Neshoba, College of Arts and Sciences, MA.

Karen Lovorn, Noxapater, College of Education, MS.

Robert Mikell, Philadelphia, College of Education, MS.

Reid Stribling, Philadelphia, College of Ag. and Life Sciences, BLA.