Natural gas is one of the safest, most reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly fuels in use today delivering natural gas for heating, water heating and cooking as well as other natural gas appliances. Pearl River Community College owns and operates the jurisdictional master meter natural gas distribution system on the school’s campus. The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the buildings on campus. Like any form of energy, though, it must be handled responsibly. Always remember safety first when operating natural gas appliances o
POPLARVILLE - A 21-year-old Pearl River Community College student from Picayune was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat after an evening of competition on Feb. 23 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
Belle Failla won the crown along with awards in Judges’ Interview and Talent in competition with seven other women. She tap danced to the song Swing Time during the talent portion of the pageant.
As Miss PRCC Wildcat, Failla will received a one semester full-tuition scholarship. She was crowned by Mary Kate Lott of Purvis, Miss PRCC Wildcat 2016.
POPLARVILLE - Complimentary tickets are available for the March 2 production “Of Wardrobes and Rings and Other Things.”
The show features British actors David Payne and David Robinson and tells of the friendship and collaboration of C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.
The event is part of the Pearl River Community College Honors Lecture Series sponsored by the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.
The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus.
POPLARVILLE - Approximately 250 students competed in the Gulf South Science Olympiad held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Pearl River Community College.
The students competed in high school and middle school divisions in 15 categories in each. One team from each school can advance to compete in the categories at the state competition March 31 at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Winners in the lower division categories were:
Overall - St. Patrick, first; North Woolmarket, second; West Marion, third.
POPLARVILLE - Highland Community Hospital in Picayune has donated radios to the Pearl River Community College Police Department.
PRCC received nine radios, chargers and accessories after Highland changed radio systems.
“We’ve got four radios that we feel like we can use on a consistent basis,” said Dr. Adam Breerwood, vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center. “We have to change some frequencies, but this will help us a lot.”
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College welcomed Sheila Grogan, director of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, to campus Friday to update her on plans for the $147,493 foundation grant to the PRCC Wildcat Wellness initiative.
Grogan presented a ceremonial check to Dr. Tara Rouse, director of the PRCC Wellness Center, and Dr. Jennifer Seal, vice president for planning and institutional research.
“Pearl River Community College is doing an amazing job with promoting wellness at the college and in the K-12 schools,” Grogan said.
POPLARVILLE Pearl River Community College will hold an ACT Boot Camp on Friday, March 24, in Poplarville.
The camp is open to any junior or senior high school student preparing to take the ACT. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 in the Science Building auditorium on the Poplarville campus.
The instructor, Dr. Jennifer Seal, is an educator and ACT prep specialist. In addition to learning tips and techniques to improve their scores, she will provide students with a study guide. A pizza lunch will also be provided.
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic for juniors and seniors in high school from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at White Coliseum.
The clinic will feature coaches who teach SEC cheerleading skills, focusing on stunting, tumbling and tryout requirements.
Students who attend must bring with them a signed PRCC Athletic Waiver. The waiver can be downloaded from the PRCC website, www.prcc.edu. Click on athletics, then cheerleading and scroll down under the Cheerleading Tryouts notice.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College paid tribute Monday, Feb. 13, to the late Medgar Evers with a piece composed for the PRCC Wind Ensemble.
Luigi Zaninelli, retired music professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, wrote Take My Hand based on the hymn Precious Lord which was a favorite of Evers’.
The PRCC Wind Ensemble premiered the composition during a concert at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.