POPLARVILLE - With shattering bridges and soaring gliders, middle and high school students competed Saturday, Feb. 21, at Pearl River Community College to advance to the Science Olympiad state competition.
About 300 students from schools throughout South Mississippi competed in a variety of disciplines, including earth and space science, physical science and chemistry, technology and engineering and inquiry and the nature of science.
POPLARVILLE - Approximately 300 middle school and high school musicians will be on the Pearl River Community College campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, for the annual PRCC Band Clinic.
The students from 33 schools will try out Friday afternoon for placement in one of three bands. Clinicians are Elva Kaye Lance, director of bands at Mississippi State University; Matthew Pickering, assistant director at Pearl High School; and Brian Joyce, assistant director at South Jones High School.
POPLARVILLE - Hundreds of South Mississippi high school students traveled to Pearl River Community College Thursday, Feb. 19, for Skills USA regional competition.
The winners advance to state competition next month in Jackson.
Competition categories, the winners and the schools they attend are as follows:
Architectural drafting - Tyler Hoomes, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Savannah Wilson, Hancock County Vo-Tech, second; James Terry, Forrest County Agricultural High School, third.
HATTIESBURG - New members of the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society were inducted Feb. 9 at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College. They include from left: Seated – Tyler Abney of Purvis, Mailahn Andrews of Hattiesburg, Cristal Bolanos of Monticello, Devin Boudreaux of Petal, Destiny Broome of Sumrall, Christina Byrd of Petal, Kadesha Coleman of Canton, Ryleigh Collins of Slidell, La., Cori Cook of Sumrall, Ashley Creel of Columbia, Darien Croom, Brianna Dillon, Jodie Dixon, Sjhon Elliott and Barbara Gipson, all of Hattiesburg.
Clyde Dease Jr. of Picayune, a former teacher and retired NASA scientist, will be the guest speaker at two Black History Month Observances at Pearl River Community College.
Dease will speak about “To Mars and Back, Maybe” at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. The program will be in the multipurpose room in Building 5.
He will also discuss “Remembering the 20th Century while Writing the 21st” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, on the Poplarville Campus. The program will be in the West Dining Room of the Olivia Bender Cafeteria.
POPLARVILLE - Tickets are on sale for the March 24 performance of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at Pearl River Community College.
The orchestra will present a concert of light classical and pops music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville. Conductor is Crafton Beck.
Reserved orchestra level seats are $20 and reserved balcony seats are $15. Active duty military with valid identifcation receive a $5 discount.
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Amanda Parker of Petal and Shannon Farmer of Richton will be honored Tuesday, Feb. 17, during the annual HEADWAE observance in Jackson.
HEADWAE - Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence - was established by the Legislature to honor academically talented students and faculty.
Parker is chair of the science and health department at the Forrest County Center where she teaches microbiology, anatomy and physiology and Zumba.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College Campus Police arrested a student Sunday afternoon, less than 12 hours after he allegedly sexually assaulted another student.
Following an intensive and diligent investigation, a student was arrested and is now in the Pearl River County jail awaiting an initial court appearance on the PRCC charge, PRCC Director of Public Safety Doug Rowell said.
POPLARVILLE - More than 400 women indulged themselves for a day at the 2015 Women’s Health Symposium Saturday at Pearl River Community College.
They shopped for jewelry, bird houses and other merchandise at the Art Walk, took advantage of free screenings, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, and treated themselves to chair massages and manicures.
They packed into Olivia Bender Cafeteria to hear health information from a panel of local healthcare providers and laughed with speaker Janie Walters as she whooped and hollered while talking about ways to reduce stress.