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Congratulations to Luke Wilborn for making the Central Mississippi All-Star Soccer Team! Luke is a student at Neshoba Central High School where he plays for the Rockets. The game will be played on Feb. 13.
Three seniors from area high schools were honored as Seniors of the Month for January 2024 by the Philadelphia Rotary Club during their weekly meeting last Monday. Students of the Month are Niasia Moore, Philadelphia High School; Anna Shae Stovall, Neshoba Central High School; and Koci Jimmie, Choctaw Central High School. They were introduced by Robert Lovern, Student of the Month Chairman. As always, the club extended a special thank you to the parents, school counselors, principals, and superintendents for supporting this program.
The Rotary Club guests at the meeting were Jack Butler and Pete Peebles, co-founders of "JP Handmade Candles."
These two young entrepreneurs are high school juniors who started their candle-making business in 2022. It has grown beyond their wildest dreams! Their goal is to produce quality handmade products at an affordable price. Judging by their expansion of products and national sales records, they are meeting their goal.
Blake and Jessica Long Pickering took a “Parents Only Trip” to Jamaica recently for a "much-needed, relaxing, just-what-we-needed week away." The weather was perfect all week while the couple enjoyed touring the sights, beach time, and just doing as they pleased. It was a tropical restart after cancer life. So happy they had a great trip!
The Philadelphia Junior Beta Club is hosting a Sweethearts Dance ONLY for grades 4-6 on February 16 from 6-8 PM in the Philadelphia Elementary School gymnasium. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from Jr. Beta Club members at PES. Students must bring their tickets to the dance to be admitted. Refreshments will be sold and D.J. Rodney Boler will be there for dancing!
Parents MUST sign children in and out! If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Coburn or Mrs. Gabi at PES. It sounds like a fun evening for these students!
The Outstanding Leake Central High School Lady Gator Soccer Senior, Lexi Flint, was recognized before the Choctaw Central High School vs. Leake Central High School soccer game last Monday.
Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben and Tribal Council members, Loriann Ahshapanek, Christopher Eaves, Demando Mingo, Sam John, and Coach Emily Standard were present to congratulate Lexi on her honor. Congratulations!
Leake Academy’s 5 & 6th grade pee wee basketball teams finished the season with great success. These young players are learning and implementing skills early in their school years which they can carry on into junior high and high school varsity teams. Congratulations to the teams and Coach Morgan!