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Local students named to Sewanee dean’s list

The following Oxford natives have been named to the dean’s list at the University of the South for the fall 2015 term.

• Alexandra Grace Sinha of Oxford, daughter of Sharon L. Andrews and Hans P. Sinha

• Juliet Katherine Laurenzo of Oxford, daughter of Dorothy and John Frederick Laurenzo.

To earn a place on Sewanee’s dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.

OHS Boston butt

fundraiser ongoing

The Oxford High School Journalism Department’s annual Boston butt sale is in full swing — perfect timing for anyone planning their Super Bowl party to add a freshly cooked Boston butt to their game day menu.

The high school fundraiser will help pay the way for OHS student media staff to attend the 2016 Southern Interscholastic Press Association Convention in Columbia, South Carolina, March 4-6.

The Smoke Shop and Cookout Catering of Oxford is teaming up with OHS journalism students by preparing the Boston butts, which are $30 each. Only 100 Boston butts will be sold through Monday.

To place an order, contact OHS journalism adviser John Wilbert at (662) 234-1562, ext. 71211, or email jrwilbert@oxfordsd.org.

Free workshop to help students with FASFA

The University of Mississippi FASTrack Program is partnering with the Office of Financial Aid for a workshop to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA.

The FAFSA workshop will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Conner Hall, Room 12. The FAFSA must be renewed each year, so the workshop is free and open to all Ole Miss students.

Students can ask questions and get answers from FAFSA experts from the Office of Financial Aid, as well as FASTrack staff.

Oxford natives

graduate from MSU

Three Oxford area students graduated from Mississippi State University after the fall 2015 term.

They include:

• Torian Carothers, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Education.

• Hollie Howle, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Bagley College of Engineering.

• Emily Snellgrove, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Education.

Oxford natives named to MSU honors lists

Mississippi State University announced its dean’s and president’s lists for the 2015 fall semester, which included Oxford and Lafayette County natives.

Students on the president’s list achieved a 3.80 or better grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hours of course work with no incomplete grades or grades lower than a C.

Students include Samuel Andrew Baker, Courtney Jacqueline Conway, Frances Elizabeth Crawford, Hunter Staten Fitch, Haley Amanda Hembree, Hollie Claire Howle, Walker Charles Jenkins, Katherine Lynn McWhirter, Emily Martin Morgan, Mollie Beth Ott, Margaret Ruth Roberts, Emily Cathryn Snellgrove and Kevin O’Connor Stephens, all of Oxford.

Dean’s list students achieved a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.79, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hours of course work with no incomplete grades or grades lower than a C.

Students include Christopher Thomas Cullum of Oxford and Mary Elizabeth King of Abbeville.