Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends


The Neshoba Central High School Theatre Group received good news! The group submitted several audition videos to compete in the finals at the MTA Festival in Tupelo. There are several students who are finalists and will compete January 12-15 in Tupelo. 

Group Acting: Anna Kaye Bennett, Posey Palmer, Nathan Killen, Rickey Garcia, Gracey Dertinger, Jacob Winters, Mc'Angel Slaughter, and Juliana Rigsby. 

Group Musical: (There are no final performances, but they will be ranked) Anna Kaye Bennett, Abigail Baysinger, Tristin Shannon, Dy'Janae McBeath, and  Julian Rigsby, 

Costume Design: NcKenzie Eubanks

Makeup Design: Piper Day

Adult Category: Angela Boatner and Jessie Palmer

The group is having a fundraiser to help pay for their expenses and would appreciate your help. Congratulations!


Christmas at Don and Sharon Tingle McKay's home was another family fun time. Their three children, Mollie McKay Johnson, Samuel McKay, and Richard McKay were all home for the holidays along with their spouses and the McKay's four grandchildren, Eleanor Johnson, Anna Margaret, Fletcher, and Isaac McKay. They were joined by Sue Tingle who shared the opening of presents with her family. 

The Richard McKay family came from Texas while Samuel and Mollie came from Mississippi to enjoy the fun and family time!


A former resident of Philadelphia who now resides in Tupelo, Isaiah Autry, is a talented football player who has received many offers from colleges and universities all over. His latest offer was from Auburn University. He plays on theItawamba Agricultural High School football team.

His mother, Pashen Thompson-Dent, feels he is blessed to receive this offer! He is certainly one gifted football player who will have several choices of where to further his education after high school. His grandmother, Ruby Thompson-Brazzle, is a Philadelphia resident and one of his most ardent fans!


The Philadelphia High School Beta Club and Student Council members donated Christmas cards and addressed them for residents of the Neshoba Nursing Home before Christmas. Some of the members also delivered them to the residents with the Beta sponsor, Kimberly Killen and Student Council sponsor, Mary Kate Hollingsworth. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!


The Neshoba Central Beauty and Beau contest is currently scheduled for Feb. 17-18 in the NCES auditorium. Registration forms will be sent home with the students after the Christmas break. Mark your calendars for this annual fundraising event!


Mississippi State University has produced another engineer! Logan Grace Gibson graduated from the Starkville campus on Dec. 9 during commencement ceremonies in Humphrey Coliseum.  She received a degree in engineering with emphasis in industrial and systems of engineering. 

She is a graduate of Neshoba Central High School. Her very proud family members and friends were in the audience to applaud her accomplishment. Congratulations and best wishes!

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