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EDUCATION NEWS

Oxford resident set to be inducted in PTK

Itawamba Community College will have a Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony March 28 in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton campus. The joint ceremony will include members of both the Beta Tau Sigma chap- ter (Tupelo campus) and the Upsilon Sigma chapter (Fulton campus). Among those inducted into the Upsilon Sigma chapter will be Loura Varner of Oxford.

Hinds CC names fall president’s scholars

Hinds Community College has named Robert Sanders of Oxford a president’s scholar. President’s scholars are those with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average.

MSA to host summer camp for students

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) in Brookhaven will host a summer camp for students entering grades 8-10 next school year that will offer one week of intensive arts training in creative writing, dance, theatre, vocal music and visual arts. Students will have the opportunity to study two art forms of choice for the week, culminating with a showcase for families. The camp accepts residential and commuting students. Camp dates are June 5 -10. For information, visit www.msa.k12.ms.us or call 601-823-1300.

Doss of Oxford spends semester in Chile

Katy Doss of Oxford departed in February to spend a three-month semester living in Chile while studying at Harding University in Latin America. As part of the HULA curriculum, Doss, a communication sciences and disorders major, has been living on the program campus in Vina del Mar, a seaside resort located near Santiago, Chile.

Doss has been spending the semester immersed in Latin and South American culture. Students in past semesters have had the opportunity to travel to places such as Easter Island, the Lake District of Chile, and Machu Picchu in Peru. The program emphasizes the ruggedness of South America with excursions to the Amazon Rainforest and the Atacama Desert region. Students in the program have a full course load available to them taught by visiting Harding professors who travel with the students. Classes will focus on the Spanish language, culture and South America history.