DeSoto Central High Cheers Its Way to the Top
Back row left to right: Kennedi Pigues, Keegan Jones, Lexie Harrington, Abbie Parker, Karson Thomas, Sarah Beth Dickey, Amber Kaminski, Allie Davis, Katlyn Tidwell
Middle row left to right: Emily Pearson, Lauren Lashlee, Daysha Spann, Brittany Wright, Kaley Eldred, Kathryn Osborn, Shea Waddell, Olivia Milliorn, SeLane Ruggiero
Bottom row left to right: Raven Ruggiero, Leigh Kathryn McDonald, Hannah Honeycutt, Kristin Moore, Amanda Johnson, Denisse Diaz
"When you play one of us, you play all of us."
That is a slogan that has given DeSoto Central High School something to cheer about as their cheerleaders have just been named the top cheering squad for large high schools in Mississippi.
DeSoto Central High School Varsity Cheer won 6A Mississippi High School Activities Association Cheerleading State Championship on Dec. 13, 2014 at Jackson Coliseum, Jackson, MS. Their cheer sponsor is Jennifer Ellenburg.
Theron Long, DeSoto County School Board member, had an unexpected surprise—he was asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Board meeting with his grandson, Conner Long, a senior at Hernando High School.
Reaching For The Stars
Congratulations to Student Leaders in our Community
DeSoto County Public Schools and Northpointe Christian have selected
Nine outstanding High School Seniors
Based on academic achievement, attendance, character, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and leadership qualities.
CHHS State Champions!
Front row (seniors): McKenzie Willis, Katie Neergaard, Shelby Stuber.
Second row (juniors): Hannah Savage, Keely Grady, Kayley Loggins Third row (sophomores): Alyssa Hadley, Daniella Davis, Kaitlyn Harrison, Hanna Jenkins, Becka Matthews, Isabella Czolba, Sloan McClatchy, Brittney Carter Fourth row (freshmen): Brooke LeGrow, Yana Jones, Georgia Ray, Jordan Sandridge, Madelyn Miller, Savannah Steen
The Center Hill High School's dance team brought home their 6th state championship this weekend, with a 1st place trophy for hip hop and 2nd place trophy for pom. The girls competed against 11 other schools from across the state in the large varsity division. This event is sanctioned by the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Congratulations to coaches Kerry Matthews and Hannah Mills.
Lifelong Friends Create Foundation to Support Education
James Donald Cooper,left, and Charlie McGuffee, right, present Jim Ferguson a grant of $8,000 for the Superintendent's Youth Leadership Program. Ferguson is co-sponsor for the program and Chief Academic office for Secondary Schools with DeSoto County School District.
Charlie McGuffee and James Donald Cooper run the Delta Regional Foundation, an organization that is committed to supporting education.
OGCES Students Make a Christmas Tour of Hernando
Superintendent Milton Kuykendall welcomed the Oak Grove Central
Elementary Choir to the Board of Education.
It is beginning to sound a lot like Christmas at the Board of Education where carolers from Oak Grove Central Elementary School sang four part harmony arrangements of holiday music for staff members.
Coats for Christmas
Reverend Eric Lee, left, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Olive Branch, delivers beautiful new coats to DeSoto County Schools Associate Superintendent Van Alexander. “We wanted to be a blessing to our community,” said Rev. Lee. The coats will be delivered to students before the holidays. Rev. Lee said his church members began working on this project in the summer, raising money through a barbecue and other fundraisers. Dillard's and other merchants partnered with St. Paul's on this project.