Katelyn Chisolm of Madison, has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. She is a sophomore at Mississippi State University. She is the oldest daughter of Allen and Leah (Turcotte) Chisolm. She is also the granddaughter of Ernest C. Turcotte, Sr., the late Mrs. Eleanor J. Turcotte, of Clinton, and Billy and Sue Chisolm of Flora.
Katelyn Chisolm of Madison, has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. She is a sophomore at Mississippi State University. She is the oldest daughter of Allen and Leah (Turcotte) Chisolm. She is also the granddaughter of Ernest C. Turcotte, Sr., the late Mrs. Eleanor J. Turcotte, of Clinton, and Billy and Sue Chisolm of Flora.

Katelyn Chisolm of Madison, has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

She is a sophomore at Mississippi State University. She is the oldest daughter of Allen and Leah (Turcotte) Chisolm. She is also the granddaughter of Ernest C. Turcotte, Sr., the late Mrs. Eleanor J. Turcotte, of Clinton, and Billy and Sue Chisolm of Flora. 

Germantown students named to school’s 

Hall of Fame 

The highest honor that can be bestowed upon a graduate of Germantown High School is to be selected to the Hall of Fame by faculty and staff. This year’s inductees are:

Ava Aslam is the daughter of Ike and Babs Aslam. She has been on All A Honor Roll throughout high school, a member of the ACT 30+ Club, and a Class Favorite all four years. She is also SGA Senior Class Vice President, Beta Club Vice President, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Madelyn Jarjoura is the daughter of Toufic and Paulette Jarjoura. She has received numerous subject area awards including AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Calculus and AP Chemistry to name a few. She is a member of Future Problem Solvers, Beta Club, President of Science Olympiad and Co-President of World Culture Club.

Grace Guillory is the daughter of Matt and Kim Guillory. She was voted as Homecoming Queen and Miss Germantown High School. She has won countless subject area awards and has been on All A Honor Roll throughout high school. She is part of Legacy Choir and earned the Maverick Singers’ Director’s Scholarship.

William Lindsey is the son of Steve and Michelle Lindsey. He is co-President of the Speech and Debate team where he has won numerous awards and rankins, a four-year member of Legacy Choir, and part of the GHS film crew. He was also part of Maverick Theatre.

Taylor Russ is the daughter of Roy P. Russ and Yvette Russ. She is At-Large Officer of Beta Club, co-President of World Culture Club, Vice President of Mu Aplha Theta, Vice President of HOSA, and a section leader of Marching Band. In addition, she has been awarded countless subject area awards throughout high school.



Madison native 

graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

Mason Fridge successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering and commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. He is a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School.  

At the academy, Fridge was a member of the Club Golf team, Dolphin Club, Midshipmen Fishing & Conservation Club, Mids for Kids, and Catholic Midshipmen. He also served as 7th Company Commander.



Velma Jackson 

students receive 

scholarships 

For the eighth consecutive year, the family of George S. Cole offers scholarship awards to graduating seniors from Velma Jackson High School.  Cole, Principal Emeritus, is a graduate and hall of famer of Velma Jackson High School, and served as its principal for over 20 years.  Recipients of the 2020 graduating class are:  Mekiyla Brown, Kenteria Griffin, DeMarion Jones, Ri’Darius Jones, Diallo Thompson and Skylawn Thompson.



Germantown senior wins essay contest 

Kaitlin Myricks, a graduating Senior of Germantown High School was named the winner of the Canton Epsilon Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Essay Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The Epsilon Kappa Kappa (EKK) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated has long been a proponent of academic excellence as evidenced by its generous financial donation to college bound students. Kaitlin’s Essay was scored the highest out of approximately 50 entries from high school Seniors within Madison County. The theme for this year was “The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?”

In addition to winning our local Chapter award, the brothers of EKK would also like to extend congratulations to Kaitlin for her essay also being declared the winning submission on the Mississippi State level ($1,000) as well as the District level ($2,500) of our beloved fraternity which encompasses Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

After being declared the 7th District winner, Kaitlin’s essay was then forwarded to our International Headquarters to compete in the Fraternity’s “International High School Essay Contest” against submissions from winners around the globe. It is the distinct pleasure of the Epsilon Kappa Kappa Chapter to announce that Kaitlin placed 2nd in the International phase of the competition which awards her another $3,000 in scholarship monies.  

Germantown 

senior receives 

scholarship 

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce that Claire Price of Madison has been selected as the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship in memory of David G. Hall, M.D.  

Price, the daughter of Brian and Retha Price of Madison, recently graduated from Germantown High School and will attend Mississippi State University this fall to major in biological sciences.

Price was ranked third in her GHS class of 272. At GHS she took eight Advanced Placement awards and earned the highest average award in six classes. Her extracurricular activities included service as co-captain of the school’s dance team, captain of the Diamond Girls, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Yearbook Staff, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Interact Service Club and more. Price’s honors included selection as a GHS Beauty and selection as an All-American Dancer by the Universal Dance Association. Her community activities include the Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Ambassador group and youth group and youth choir at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.





MRA senior 

nominated for

Congress of Future

Medical Leaders 

Gabrielle Evans, a Sophomore at Madison-Ridgeland Academy of Madison is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. on June 24-26.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Gabrielle 's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Madison based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.



Madison County 

students named to Belmont Dean’s List

The following students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the Spring 2020 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semster) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. They include: Arabella Armour of Madison, Conley Chinn of Madison, Lauren Miracle of Madison, and Megan O'Mara of Ridgeland.



Ridgeland student

awarded MVF 

scholarship

Brennan McArthur, a 2017 graduate of the University of Mississippi, has been named a 2020 recipient of the Mississippi Vision Foundation’s  Helen Allison St. Clair scholarship for students of optometry.

“We are proud to have a young man of Mr. McArthur’s character, scholarship and leadership to represent the future of the field of optometry as the recipient of the St. Clair scholarship,” said Dr. Kimberly Ragan, president of the Foundation. 

McArthur, a third-year student at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry, is a graduate of Ridgeland High School and the University of Mississippi earning a BS in Biology while minoring in Chemistry, Psychology and Classics. He completed over 120 hours of research as a student. At Kentucky College of Optometry, he is in the top of his class and is a sought-after tutor for first and second year students. He was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society in 2019 and is involved in the American Optometric Students Association and the American Society of Optometry Surgeons student organizations, among others. 

“I am honored to be a recipient of the 2020 Helen St. Clair scholarship and will do my best to be a great doctor and leader in our profession as she was throughout her career. I would also like to give a special thank you to the MVF for considering and selecting me for this scholarship, and to the Dean and faculty at Kentucky College of Optometry for pushing me to be the doctor that I one day hope to be,” said McArthur.

McArthur, the son of Joseph and Shane McArthur of Ridgeland, has known since early high school that he wanted to be in a health care profession.  Classes in neuroscience and physics moved him toward optometry. 

The Helen Allison St. Clair Optometry Scholarship was established to honor the memory of long-time Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) Executive Director Helen Allison St. Clair. Mrs. St. Clair served the MOA for more than 28 years and had a passion for optometry students.