Approximately 70 scholars attended Mississippi Governor’s School held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women this summer.
Katie Martin, who attends East Webster High,
was among those scholars.
MGS is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Gov. William F. Winter and the faculty and administration at MUW. MGS is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in academics and community involvement and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Each summer, MGS brings together high ability learners from across the state of Mississippi for a three-week residential collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment. The community of interaction created by the MGS program inspires the love of learning, discovery of self and the desire to use gifts and talents to improve society.
Since its establishment, MGS has provided more than 4,300 students from across the state of Mississippi with a high quality educational experience that has challenged them to grow as individuals. MGS is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, and there is no charge to attend.
The Webster County School Board discussed a personnel matter during a previous meeting, according to board minutes.
Members did so July 7 after board President Bobby McMullen called for a motion to go into executive session to discuss the personnel matter. McMullen announced afterwards in open session that no action was taken, the minutes state.
In other business, the board voted to tabled payment request from Custom Construction and Design, and seek legal counsel from a construction attorney.
Board members also tabled a recommendation from Laci Knight, principal of Eupora High School, and Trey Rolison, principal of Eupora Elementary School, to approve Kim Kelley Photography to be used for all school pictures at EHS and EES for the 2014-15 school year.
Additionally, Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar gave an update on student handbooks for the upcoming school year; no action was taken.