With a large crowd for the second straight meeting at the Henry Arledge Building for the Harrison County School District, numerous parents were honored for volunteering and devoting their time and resources for the schools as Parent of the Year for that institution.
Fran Gates was chosen as the 2018 Parent of the Year for West Harrison High School, Jennifer DeLoach for North Gulfport Middle School, Misty Ray for West Wortham Elementary/Middle School, and Nicole Lewis for Harrison Central Elementary School. Lewis was not able to attend the ceremony, so the school will get a picture soon.
Additionally mentioned, the American Red Cross volunteers will visit Bel-Aire Elementary School in Gulfport to present The Pillowcase Project.
The Pillowcase Project was created after a Red Cross executive learned that Loyola University students carried their valuables in pillowcases when they were evacuated during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A Red Cross team worked with an art therapist to create a program in which children across New Orleans decorated pillowcases as emergency supplies kits.
This project has since expanded nationwide, becoming a signature youth preparedness education program for the Red Cross.
Finally, the Harrison County School District is excited and proud to announce that two more students have earned the highest possible score on the ACT college placement exam. Both students are only juniors, and they both attend Harrison Central High School.
Alyssa Stoner and Jeremy Wright achieved a perfect 36 on the exam. Both have excelled academically, and they are very well-rounded students. This gives the Harrison County School District three perfect ACT scores in the 2018-19 school year.