Shoeboxes for Soldiers
Veterans' Day Celebration
It was a patriotic day at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, and students from DeSoto County Schools helped take part in the celebration to honor veterans such as Olin Pickens, who spent 23 months in a German concentration camp during World War II.
Veterans Receive Gifts from Home
Will Norris and Brooklyn Farmer used their lunch hour at DeSoto Central Middle School to pack “Shoeboxes for Soldiers. Many schools participated in the program.
For the last few months, students have been collecting treasures to share with soldiers around the world in the “Shoe Boxes for Soldiers” project organized by Baptist Memorial Hospital—DeSoto. A presentation of the boxes took place on Veterans’ Day as a way to honor veterans, far and near.
Student Led Effort Works to Acquire a Grand Piano
Memphis Men of Harmony Make Significant Contribution
Memphis Men of Harmony Chorus donated more than $1,000 to the Grand Piano Fund at CHHS. On hand for the donation are from left to right, Supt. Milton Kuykendall, Jim McLane, Eric Shultz, Choral Director Catherine Feazell, Jim Warner, Jim Sams and CHHS Principal Doug Payne.
A student at Center Hill High School had a vision—she wanted her choral teacher and her choir to have a grand piano and she is steadily making progress, one key at a time.
Student Gets to Meet His Idol
A rock-star visited Horn Lake Intermediate School to meet one of his biggest fans.
Bartholomew Orr, pastor of Brown Missionary Baptist Church, a 10,000 member congregation, is the celebrity Ryan Thurmon admires most. As a matter of fact, Ryan’s favorite reward for staying on task and being respectful of others is free time to listen online to one of Pastor Orr’s sermons.
Music to Our Ears
Hernando High School Band Wins MSHSAA 6A
Marching Band for Second Straight Year
When DeSoto County School buses start pulling into Pearl High School for the 6A State Marching Band Competition, other schools must look at them with fear and trepidation. That is because they are the teams to beat.
Two Back-to-Back State Volleyball Champions at DCS
Lewisburg High School
DeSoto Central High School
“You play a different kind of volleyball in DeSoto County,” said one Mississippi High School Activities Association official.
And that is a good thing since both DeSoto Central High and Lewisburg High have now won back-to-back state titles.
Lightning Strikes Olive Branch Middle School
A lightning strike took out most of the newly replaced HVAC units at Olive Branch Middle School when a storm swept through Olive Branch on Tuesday, November 17th.
“The saving grace is that this happened at night and there were no students or staff members in the building,” said Supt. Milton Kuykendall.