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A huge Thank You to Mattie Hudson who donated a check for $500 to Philadelphia High School! She is a local State Farm Agent who likes to give back to her community. We appreciate her supporting our school so much.
Emma Taylor was inducted into the Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a National Honor Society for two-year colleges. The Induction Ceremony was held on September 22, 2021, at 2:00 PM in Huff Auditorium on the campus of East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi. This is a prestigious national organization for students who exemplify academic, community service, and leadership qualities.
She is a 2021 graduate of Philadelphia High School where she was an outstanding academic student and excelled participating on the Lady Tornadoes sports teams. Her parents are Mark and Amy Kilpatrick Taylor who attended the ceremony along with her sister, Maggie Taylor. Congratulations!
There was something special about Lideatrick "Tulu" Griffen's Mississippi State Bulldog football uniform that he wore for the Bulldog's game against the University of Memphis Tigers on September 18. His white towel bore the number 25 in black numerals honoring a former Bulldog who had recently passed from COVID-19. Tyler Threadgill, like Tulu, played for the Philadelphia Tornadoes football team and graduated from Philadelphia High School.
He was an outstanding high school and MSU football player whose passing left a huge hole in the hearts of his family and those who knew him. He was an extraordinary person, filled with kindness and caring with a sense of humor.
Thank you to Mississippi State Bulldogs and Tulu for this touching memorial to this beloved son, husband, father, brother, and friend.
Bishop Clifton Jones celebrated his 81st birthday on Saturday, September 18th with the help of his family and his church family.
A huge colorful "Happy Birthday Bishop" sign on the lawn in front of the Jerusalem Temple Church brightened up the area with all of its colorful birthday decorations painted on it. There were a Bible, praying hands, a slogan saying, "Pray more,, Worry less", blue stars, various colors of balloons, the number 81 perched above his name, and other happy symbols displayed across the entire sign.
There was a large crowd in attendance for this happy occasion! Happy Birthday!
The Philadelphia Tornadoes football team needs new helmets for the new season. Helmets are very durable, but even the best ones eventually wear out. In order to help the team buy new helmets, Mrs. Nash with Community in Action donated money for this cause. It was a wonderful gesture of support for the school! Thank you Mrs. Nash!
Player of the week for September 20-24 was Chancellor Greer, #23, a member of the Tornadoes football team from Philadelphia High School. He was presented with a T-shirt with the Player of the Week, State Farm and Mattie Hudson logo on it. Congratulations, Chancellor, and Thank You, Mrs. Hudson!
Georgia Parkes marked an epic birthday with her family on September 19. This lovely woman was 95 years young on this day. She has been a longtime resident of Philadelphia and is a retired nurse. Happy Birthday!