Best of luck to all this school year

Published 12:41 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Although fall is not exactly in the air, fall is here as schools have started a new year with fall semester and football teams are returning to the gridiron.

That’s certainly good news in the Miss-Lou.

Here’s a look at some of the other good news from the past week.

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As football teams return to the gridiron, dance teams and cheer squads also are getting back to work to root on their teams. Kristen Stokes is happy to be sponsoring Adams County Christian School’s Rebelettes dance team and teaching at the school this year as Stokes is a former Trinity Episcopal School teacher who is happy to have found a new home at ACCS.

Friends of the Eidt family were so moved by the treatment Julia Eidt received from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis 13 years ago for a rare form of Leukemia, they banded together to hold a fundraiser to benefit the hospital, donating space, talent, food and resources to the cause. Julia has been in remission ever since the treatment and the community has held the fundraising dinner at Dunleith’s Castle Restaurant every year since, raising more than $300,000 for the hospital. This year’s event was held Sunday and carrying on the tradition.

The Natchez chapter of Junior Auxiliary is carrying on a more than 50-year tradition of helping teachers and students get the supplies they need to get a good start to the new school year. The group conducted its annual collection of school supplies at the Duncan Park Canteen on Saturday and will continue the drive through Sept.1. That is great and beneficial work by a great organization.

Monterey High School Valedictorian Jake Moreland no doubt has a bright future, especially since he was recently awarded the Doyle P. Spell Scholarship to LSU, under which he will receive $1,000 every semester as long as he maintains some minimum standards. He plans to use the funds to help him earn a degree in microbiology to help find cures for diseases. That’s certainly good news.

We wish Mooreland and all students, teachers and faculty the best of luck this school year.