As the school year winds down and seniors at J.Z. George High School prepare to graduate Friday, May 17, Michael Shute of Greenwood and JaKayla Phillips of Vaiden are still waiting to see who will be valedictorian and salutatorian. The two are separated by a point and neither know how final grades will come down.
Monday, seniors at Carroll Academy graduated from the school they’ve known for a good portion of their lives. Some began 13 years ago as Kindergarteners, some even further as Pre-K students and some came in between, but all walked the stage together.
For Jada Mims and Jacey Eldridge, it’s been a race to the top since Mims arrived at Winona Christian. Before her arrival, Eldridge and Cade and Colby Marlow were always neck and neck for the top average in the class. As the end of senior year approached, Mims advanced to the top of the pack.
Since Hannah Key and Faith Gammel both began school at Winona Elementary in the third grade, it has always been a friendly battle between the two. Key and Gammel will graduate Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 2019 class of Winona High School, respectively.
A familiar face is taking the reins at Marshall Elementary, while two new faces will greet students and teachers during the 2019-2020 school year.
During their meeting Monday, the Carroll County School Board approved hiring Kalilah Tate to replace Dr. Fletcher Harges as principal of Marshall Elementary.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors received a heaping helping of good news this week.
During their board meeting Monday in Carrollton, supervisors learned that the fire rating for Carrollton and North Carrollton will remain the same – good news for homeowners and their insurance bills.
Seshadrial Miers, 27, of Duck Hill, known by many as Sha, has taken a crippling autoimmune disease that could’ve defeated her and turned it into a way to educate and encourage others in the fight.
“A lot of people tell me that I encourage them, but just by me talking to them, they encourage me,” Miers said.
Currently in the peak of tornado season, it’s important that everyone from the youngest citizens to adults learn about the importance of being prepared when severe weather strikes. Thursday, students at Carroll Academy learned about emergency disaster preparedness.