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Neshoba Central Elementary School has announced Mr. and Miss Neshoba Central Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. Canon Butler was elected Mr. NCES and Marley Jay Eakes was selected as Miss NCES. The recipients of this prestigious honor were chosen by their classmates.  Congratulations!


The last weekend in August found the Windham family gathered together in the home of Don and Susan Windham to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Although it would have been nice to have a party to celebrate with friends and family, it was a great gathering. They enjoyed a very special meal along with a luscious cake that had been decorated for the occasion. Everyone had fun visiting and spending family time. 

Attending were Andrew and Wendy Davis Windham and children, Ella, Abby, and Jack Windham of Philadelphia; Alan and Natalie Klaire Windham and children, Trey and Sophie Windham of Brandon.  Don and Susan thoroughly enjoyed their celebration with them! Congratulations to this wonderful couple.


Laney Griffis, a 5th-grade student at Neshoba Central Elementary School, donated two painting aprons to the NCES art class. The red aprons with white polka dots were made by her grandmother, Priscilla Vowell Sanders. The donation adds a happy note of color to the class of aspiring painters. Laney's parents are Wright and Leslie Sanders Griffs.


Fifty years ago on August 28, Barry and Betty Irons were married in Philadelphia. They celebrated their Golden Anniversary on this date together at home, due to the pandemic. It was a very special day for Barry and Betty who are so thankful to have spent so many happy years together and look forward to many more! Congratulations! 


The National Association for Gifted Children has named Mrs. Becky Spears, Neshoba Central Elementary School, as a 2020 Javits-Frasier Scholar. She teaches the 4th-grade students in Project Explorers.

Mrs. Spears was selected from a pool of applicants from across the United States. The primary purpose of the Javits-Frasier Scholarship Fund is to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students access to talent development opportunities through educator training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education (NAGC).

Scholarship recipients will receive registration fees to the NACG 67th Annual Conference which will be held virtually on November 12-17. They also receive a professional mentor from the NACG support community, a full two- year membership in the organization, and will participate in Javits=Frasier Scholar roundtable discussions with other scholars, members of the NACG Diversity and NACG leadership. This is a great honor as well as an exceptional opportunity for expanding a teacher's professional knowledge in her field. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Betty and Nelson White who celebrated their 52nd Anniversary on August 29th. Due to the pandemic, they had a quiet day of celebrating with each other. They enjoy their life together and sharing it with their children and grandchildren as well as their extended family. Wishing you many more happy Anniversaries together!

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