Just imagine the delight and excitement felt by several Philadelphia High School students who went on a fabulous excursion to New Orleans, Louisiana  on October 4rh,    They went to see the traveling Broadway Musical, "Wicked" which has won numerous awards during its original  run in New York on Broadway.  The play was performed in the Saenger Theater.

"Wicked " is the untold story of the wicked witches of Oz with some really great musical compositions.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the performance. For several, it was their first professional play.  The parents and students send out a huge thank you to the Philadelphia High School Personal who were responsible for planning and organizing this outstanding trip: Floyd Bozeman, Lyle Wallace, and James Savage.   They organized everything to make it possible to make  the trip in one day.   What a great job of expanding our students' environments and knowledge outside  the classroom walls;

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the first Ole Miss Rebels game in October found the Grove proudly wearing pink in support. The Mars' tent was decorated in various shades of pink.  These shades of pink were not the pale, washed out colors of pink, but vibrant, deep, shout- out pink.     There was even a cheerful pink jack-o-lantern.

The bright pink tablecloths and accessories added to the festive look.  A large piece of white cloth covered with pink hearts that had been stamped hung rom one side of the tent.  All of this was to honor and support Casey Mars who is a cancer warrior.  Her husband, Adam Mars, and their four children are staunch supporters along with the rest of the extended Mars family and all of those who love her.  She is an amazing person who has gone on living each day as a gift. To make this a perfect day, the Rebels won the game!

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Several Philadelphia seventh graders made perfect scores on the 7th Grade MAAP Test.  Congratulations to these students for their hard work!  They are Carleigh Edwards, Heyden Chaney, Isaiah Autry, Mary Mars, Maggie Taylor, Rayleigh Parkison, Patience Chinn, Charmaine Manzano, Jordan Kabore, Charlie Perkins, Anna Beth Kilgore, and .Emily Booker.

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Congratulations to Kadarius Calloway of the Philadelphia Tornadoes for being selected as MS Farm Bureau's Player of the Week.  Kadarius made three touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the Tornadoes' win over Kemper.  He was presented a Tshirt by Agent Hunter Swart.

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The Neshoba Central High School Rockets football team and coaches were the guests of First United Methodist Church for a pregame meal.  They enjoyed the great food and the messages given by Pastor Chris Young and Pastor Ryan McGough. The Rockets went on to win their game!  This is such a nice tradition.

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On Saturday October 6 at 10:30 a.m. a Baby Bulldog Brunch was held in honor of the upcoming arrival of Allison and Kyle Barrett’s baby boy. It was held at the home of Dan and Stephanie Perry and hosted by friends and family.  Many family and friends attended including surprise guests Donna Perry of Ohio and Samantha Perry of Louisiana. The baby boy was showered with gifts, and all in attendance enjoyed the food and fellowship.