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Top junior high mathematicians advance

  POPLARVILLE - Four students have advanced to the state level after the regional Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition held March 6 at Pearl River Community College.
  Wyatt Carter and Mikhyla McGee, students at Petal Middle School, placed first and second, respectively.
  Fellow Petal student Kinlea Robinson placed first in seventh grade competition. Second place in seventh grade went to Sam Powell, a student at Presbyterian Christian School.
  The four will compete again on April 8 at Hinds Community College for state titles.

Morella Failla wins talent award

  POPLARVILLE - Vocalists walked away with top honors from the annual Talent Show at Pearl River Community College
  Morella Failla of Picayune performed “Popular” from Wicked to claim first place and a $500 scholarship.
  Second place went to Jonathan Dixon of Petal who sang “Writings on the Wall.” Cammie Moree of Sumrall and Houston McMahon of Purvis teamed up to sing “The Mess We’ve Made” and placed third.
  Nine students competed with four vocal entries, a monologue, a guitar performance, a piano performance, a stand-up comedy routine and a four-piece band.

Free jazz concert Thursday

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College JazzCats and the Brothers-Nevala-Kozak Trio will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus.
  The JazzCats, under the direction of Michael Bass, will play first followed by the trio.
  Michael Brothers is director of percussion studies at Southeastern Louisiana University and co-director of the Southeastern Jazz Ensemble and director of the Spirit of the Southland drumline.

Laken Bond to go to Skills USA nationals

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College student placed first in Skills USA state competition and is eligible to advance to the national event.
  Crystal “Laken” Bond of Sumrall came in first in the job interview category. She is a cosmetology student at PRCC.
  “I think I almost started crying,” Bond said. “I was shaking.”
  Chickyjah Jordan of Columbia, also a cosmetology student, was elected state treasurer for 2016-17.

Collumn, Massey honored by HEADWAE

  James David Collum and Brendan Ryan Massey represented Pearl River Community College Feb. 21 at the annual HEADWAE events in Jackson.
  HEADWAE - Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence - was established by the Legislature more than 20 years ago to honor academically talented students and faculty.
  Honorees were welcomed to the Capitol by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves,  then introduced to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Collum has taught electronics engineering technology at PRCC for seven years at the Forrest County Center.

Best ranks PRCC No. 2 in state

Dr. William LewisPOPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has again been recognized as one of the state’s best.

The website ranks PRCC as second on its list of Best Community Colleges in Mississippi.

The top five include: 1. Southwest Community College, 2. PRCC, 3. East Mississippi Community College, 4. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and 5. Holmes Community College.

Natural Gas Safety

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

Failla crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat

  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.

Tickets available for Wardrobes and Rings

  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.


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