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Science Olympiad brings hundreds to campus

February 23, 2016 - 10:13am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College hosted hundreds of middle and high school students Saturday, Feb. 20, for the 2016 Mississippi Gulf South Regional Science Olympiad.
  St. Patrick placed first in the middle school division followed by North Woolmarket and Petal Middle School.
  Forrest County Agricultural High School came in first in the high school division. St. Patrick was second and Oak Grove High School was third.
  First, second and third place winners in the middle school competitions were as follows:

Early Closure Tuesday, Feb 23

February 23, 2016 - 7:58am -- admin

Due to the threat of severe weather, all PRCC locations will close at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016. Night classes are cancelled. Dormitories will remain open for resident students. The college will re-open at 8:00am on Wed Feb 24, 2016. Please be careful during this weather system and check the PRCC website and media for any changes. Stay alert and stay safe.

The softball games scheduled today at LSU-E have been cancelled. 

Anderson links black history lessons to promises of future

February 17, 2016 - 1:53pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - State Rep. Jeramey Anderson challenged Pearl River Community College students to continue the work of the civil rights leaders who changed America.
  Anderson, who played soccer at PRCC in 2010-12, was the speaker for a Feb. 16 Black History Month program on the Poplarville campus.
  “Today we honor those fearless leaders who marched 50 years ago,” he said. “Because they marched, America changed for me and you.”

Band Clinic concerts open to public

February 15, 2016 - 8:58am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host the PRCC Band Clinic for secondary students on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, on the Poplarville campus.
  Approximately 300 students are expected to take part in auditions Friday afternoon, rehearsals and a concert at 2 p.m. Saturday.
  Clinicians are Sheilly Bell from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La.; Travis Coakley from Biloxi High School and Jennifer Cook from Biloxi Middle School. The students will audition for placement in one of the three bands directed by the visiting clinicians.

ACT Boot Camp coming up

February 12, 2016 - 3:10pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will hold an ACT Spring Boot Camp on March 22 for junior and senior high school students preparing to take the college entrance exam.
  The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Science Building auditorium on the Poplarville campus.
  Instructor will be Dr. Jennifer Seal, a PRCC vice president and ACT prep specialist.
  Cost is $45 payable by check or money order to PRCC and designated for the ACT camp. The fee includes a study guide. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.

High school students compete in Skills USA

February 12, 2016 - 9:52am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Hundreds of high school students competed Thursday, Feb. 11, in Skills USA Region 5 competition at Pearl River Community College.
Winners will go on to state competition March 1 and 2 in Jackson.
  Results are as follows:
  Architectural drafting - Noah Bell, Pascagoula College and Career Technical Institute, first; Tyler Norman, Harrison County Career Technical Center, second; Michael Blackwell, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, third.

Auburn showchoir wins contest

February 11, 2016 - 3:39pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Auburn Varsity Singers won the Grand Champion title at the Mississippi Showchoir Contest held Feb. 5 and 6 at Pearl River Community College.
  The group from Auburn, Ala., High School also received the River Road Award as the most encouraging, respectful and best behaved group at the competition, the best visual performance honor and first place in the large mixed choir division. Hayden Johns received the Solo Award.

Failla, Setze honored at HEADWAE events

February 2, 2016 - 2:44pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Dr. Ross Setze and Belle Failla represented Pearl River Community College Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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.

Weather Notification

February 2, 2016 - 1:22pm -- admin

There is a cold front approaching the South Mississippi area. This front will most likely mix with a developing surface low creating a squall capable of producing severe thunderstorms and possible tornados this evening and tonight. At this time Pearl River Community College classes will continue as scheduled on all campuses. We will be monitoring this system and updates will be sent out if any changes to classes are made. Please be aware of the weather and be careful if traveling.

-Doug Rowell
Office of Public Safety

An Evening with C.S. Lewis coming up

February 2, 2016 - 10:56am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host a free evening of entertainment when British actor David Payne brings a one-man performance to Poplarville.
  An Evening with C.S. Lewis will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Poplarville campus. The performance is an Honors Institute Lecture and is open to the public free of charge.

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