Local Students Receive Nominations, Degrees, Honors – Daily Leader
Two graduate students from the University of Alabama
Two Lincoln County students received their master’s degrees from the University of Alabama during its commencement ceremonies in the spring. Katherine Furr of Brookhaven graduated with a Master of Arts. Lexis Brown, of Jayess, has a master’s degree in social work.
BHS alumnus named to Dean of Samford’s list
Samuel Allen, from Brookhaven, has been named to the Spring Dean’s List at Samford University.
Loyd Star’s Estes named to Mississippi Agriculture Youth Council
Loyd Star High School senior Amy Estes has been named to the Mississippi Agriculture Youth Council 2022-2023. She is the daughter of Coleman and Cindy Turnage.
Estes is one of 12 finalist students chosen to serve on the council. Members were chosen through an application process and were interviewed by a committee of representatives from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
“I am thrilled to announce the newest members of our department’s Mississippi Agriculture Youth Council,” Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson said. “Over the past year, the council has participated in a number of educational tours and introduced itself to the industry through farm, ranch and agritourism operators, legislative leaders and other speakers. competent. It was a pleasure to watch these students gain hands-on experience and insight into the wider world of agriculture, and I am so proud of each of the students who served on our inaugural Mississippi Ag Youth Council 2021. As we continue to watch to the future and to those who will directly affect our agricultural workforce, I would like to congratulate the 12 new student finalists selected for this distinguished honor.
The goal of this advice is to expose students to a variety of career fields in agriculture and teach them how to advocate for various aspects of the agriculture industry. Council members will visit farm businesses and organizations in Mississippi, learn about the legislative process and its impact on the agriculture industry, speak with industry professionals, and hone their career development skills. Board members will serve for one year, August 2022 through June 2023, and attend a minimum of four meetings at MDAC headquarters in Jackson.
For more information, visit www.mdac.ms.gov.