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Graduation
By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Lauren Billington has had a few surprises
during her senior year, but nothing could have
prepared her for the day she found out she won
a $1,000 scholarship from GET2College.
It was a normal day in Donna Weathers’
Calculus class until GET2College Scholarship
representatives busted in the door.
“This strange man ran into Mrs. Weathers
room and started rapping something,”
Billington said. “That does not happen in Mrs.
Weathers’ class.”
Billington says they showered the class with
beads before breaking into the rap song.
Oak Hill’s top senior had written an essay
weeks before to qualify for the scholarship
money.
“We were supposed to write page 217 of our
biography 20 years from now,” Billington said.
“He was rapping what I had written about. It
was really neat.”
It would be hard to fnd someone as aca-
demically competitive as Billington.
The class of 2013 is full of competitive stu-
dents who have amassed hundreds of thousands
of dollars in scholarships.
When the Daily Times Leader spoke to
Billington in April, she already had $70,000 in
scholarship money.
Since late April, Billington has added
$36,000 to her total, making her grand total
$106,500.
By Donna Summerall
Daily Times Leader
With a 3.97 GPA and a score of 31 on the
ACT, Zane Parker III, has earned the title of
West Point High School Star Student. Parker
is ready to start his freshman year at Mississippi
State University in the Fall, majoring in
International Business with a concentration in
French and Economics in a double major, fve
year program. He was accepted to Shackouls
Honors College at Mississippi State University.
Parker plans to work on campus to help with
college expenses.
“I plan to work with the U.S. Government
in the embassy of a French speaking country,”
explained Parker about his career choice. “A
degree in the feld of International Business
almost guarantees you success in launching a
career. In today’s economy that is so impor-
tant.”
Parker has been involved with prestigious
programs throughout his high school years.
He has attended the Mississippi Governor’s
School, APEX Leadership at the University of
Mississippi, the Rotary Youth Leadership
Conference at Olive Branch and he was a
member of the Dynasty Show Choir for four
years.
Parker has not been a stranger to commu-
nity projects, he has served as President of the
Jr. Civitan Club, coordinated the Coats for
Clay Ministry with the youth of The Refuge
Church, who also spent Spring Break of 2012,
Clay County’s top grads
Parker named WPHS
Star Student in 2013
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
This fall, Oak Hill Academy graduating
senior Kim Kelly will be heading to Starkville
and beginning her freshman year as a Mississippi
State University student.
Yet it is the formula that got her to
Mississippi State and a 33 on her ACT which
makes Kelly an outstanding student.
The Aberdeen native and daughter of Rocky
and Cathy Kelly has been a force to be reck-
oned with in the classroom. Holding a 4.34
grade point average, Kim has excelled beyond
her academic requirements in advanced place-
ment courses and other tracks of studies at Oak
Hill.
A driving force for Kim to being such an
outstanding student has been the competition
between her and her younger brother Will.
Kim commented that the “sibling rivalry” goes
back and forth in the classroom for academic
success but that they have used the competition
to press each other into stronger work ethics.
Kelly’s excellence in the classroom spread
over into standardized testing. Scoring an ACT
score of near perfect 33 last October placed
Kim into a category amongst some of the top
scholars in the country. Acknowledging
advanced classes at Oak Hill and a knack for
reading in general, Kim knows that these were
the keys to a strong ACT score.
Outside of the classroom, Kelly has been an
active member of school organizations and at
the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen. As
president of the Anchor Club, Kelly has been
Kelly named a Distinguished
Scholar at Mississippi State
From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader
Chloe Tapley is used to racking up statis-
tics.
With over 1000 strikeouts to her credit
on the softball diamond, Tapley eased into
the Hebron Christian Athletic Hall of Fame
this year.
Her most impressive stats, though, come
from the classroom. Tapley was able to
devote all of her focus to her studies this
year after an illness kept her from playing
softball her final season.
Tapley named 2013
Hebron Valedictorian
Billington a true Star
Student at Oak Hill
See ‘Parker’ page 6
See ‘Kelly’ page 6
See ‘Tapley’ page 6 See ‘Billington’ page 6
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CONGRATULATIONS
SENIORS CLASS OF 2013!
OAK HILL ACADEMY
HEBRON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
WEST POINT HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 2013
Aaliyah
Townsend
Aalyha
Walker
Abby
Scott
Abigail
Chase
Abigail
Turner
Akeen
Hayes
Akilah
Adams
Alantis
Eacholes
Alex
Vandenbranden
Alexis
McMillian
Alexis
Smith
Alexis
Strong
Alexis
Walker
Alexis
Webber
Alexus
Bush
Alexus
Peterson
Alexus
Sceal
Alexus
Turnipseed
Alicia
Chandler
Aliyah
Hill
Alyson
Buck
Amber
Wilson
Amessa
Reese
Anissa
Burnett
Antionette
Turnipseed
Antonio
Dent
Antreon
Bennett
Ashlea
Walker
Ashley
Rice
Avery
Manning
Baleigh
Colbert
Benjamin
McTaggart
Bobby
Quinn
Bradley
Ewings
Breanna
Bigham
Brionnica
Cousins
Britany
Terry
Brittney
Conner
Bryson
Garth
Byron
Fretz
Cantreunnia
Hoskins
Carlitta
Poston
Chantel
Thompson
Chava
Ivory
Chavis
Ivory
West Point HiGH Graduates
Kevin
Johnson
Cole
Stewart
Khadesha
Morgan
Daily Times Leader Friday, May 24, 2013 • Page B-3
We Love You!
Mom, Dad, Kelly, Grandma
William, Brandi & Bailee
Taylor, We
are so proud
of you and all
that you have
accomplished!
Congratulations Adam!
Love, Mom, Dad and Dave
Congratulations
Akilah D. Adams
Love Major Charlie and Darlene Cox
Congratulations David
on a job well done!
We are so proud of you!!
Mama Kay, Aunt Beth, “Uncle” Bob & Petra
Congratulations,
We are proud
of you!
Congratulation on your high school
graduation. May you continue to excel in all
of your future endeavors. Always remember
you can do all things through Christ who
strengthens you. Philippians 4:13
We Love You,
Dad, Mom, Desmone and Synethia
We love you,
Mom, Dad,
Montgomery
and Hunter
Congratulations
and best wishes
to Clark Atkins.
Chelsea
Eacholes
Chelsie
Laster
Christopher
Fuller
Cierra
Wilson
Robert
Holmes
Constance
Powell
Corrina
Green
Cortesha
Garth
Cortez
Young
Courney
Goss
Danato
Boyd
Daphne
Wofford
Dawn
Powell
Day
Shelton
Dayonna
Randle
Demondtae
Donald
Derek
Cunningham
Darren
Wright
Diamond
Whitfeld
Dontavier
Shelton
Dustin
Weedon
Dylan
Davis
Ebone
Swift
Elexus
Davis
Emmanuel
Moore
Eric
Lemus
Erin
Bishop
Ethan
Duncan
Fenesia
Randle
Freddie
Reed
Gabriel
Mays
Gary
Glover
George
Britt
Glynis
Ivy
Imani
Cobb
Ivory
Pilgram
Jameisha
Gibson
Jamichal
Barr
Jasmine
Rupert
Jasmonaeia
McMillian
Javaris
Quinn
Jazmin
Uribe
Jazmine
Cobb
Jerry
Ivy
Jessica
Coggins
John
Waldrep
Jonathan
Nance
Joshua
Tucker
Daily Times Leader Page B-4 • Friday, May 24, 2013
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Congratulations Jackie,
We are proud
of you!
Love you! Mama & Daddy
Congratulations Jeb and the Class of 2013!
We love you and are proud of you.
Mama and Daddy
Congratulations Kendall
Emmauel Griffin Cox!
Love Major Charlie and Darlene Cox
Congratulations...
So proud of you
Love Granny and
Granddaddy
Congratulations Clark!
Love, Nana and Pop
Congratulations, Caitlyn!
Love, Mama & David
Brandon, Amanda, Emma, Thomas & Cyrus
Khadijah
Fields
Khadijah
Harrison
Khadijah
Mosley
Khaliah
Anderson
Kinishua
Pierce
Kristopher
Pernell
Krystal
White
Kyrstie
Jolly
La’maggie
Lewis
Ladarion
Ewing
LaDarius
Patterson
Lajarreuous
Cousins
Laura
Nix
Leardrenice
Walker
Loretta
Reynolds
Markell
Williams
Markieth
Wilson
Martavius
Jefferson
Martin
Dott
Mercedezes
Douglas
Miata
Stovall
Michaela
Edwards
Mikhayla
Harris
Mileka
Hammond
Monica
Harris
Montanna
Thompson
Neisha
Eacholes
Nelson
McIntosh
Nina
Randle
Oran
Simmons
Paige
Shelton
Peaire
Howard
Quinesha
Robinson
Quinton
Pruitt
R.J.
Tallie
Rakeim
Virges
Rashoness
Quinn
Rayona
Deanes
Zane
Parker III
Kaylee
Rhea
Keion
Swain
Kelley
Nevels
Katie
Wright
Justin
Hosey
Kameia
Davidson 2
Daily Times Leader Friday, May 24, 2013 • Page B-5
Jacob
Ware
Lauren
Walker
Tyler
Doss
Lauren
McCormick
Chloe
Tapley
Curtis
Smith
Will-Corben
Rogers
Carson
Williams
Sadie
Booth
James Alan
Moore
Austin
Foster
Amy
Swindle
Taylor
Coggins
Heather
Jackson
Ryan
Moore
Hebron CHristian Graduates
Hannah
Allen
Mamie
Allen
Boyd
Anderson
Shay
Atkins
Conner
Baird
Lauren
Billington
Jessi
Cole
Chance
Craddock
Jacob
Dickens
Jake
Doty
Jackie
Gates
Taylor
Harris
Sydney
Hawkins
Rachel
Herndon
Kim
Kelly
Meg
McBrayer
Taylor
McCallum
David
McElwain
Cooper
Orman
Sandy
Pinkerton
Anna
Ready
Jessica
Ryan
Jeb
Stevens
Adam
Tumey
Tres
Turner
Caitlyn
Walker
Palmer
White
John Wesley
Williamson
oak Hill aCademy Graduates
Congratulations, Jessi Cole!
We are so proud of you and we love you!
Mom and Dad
Congratulations David!
We are proud of you!
Love, Mom and Dad
Good Luck & Best Wishes Jessica Ryan!
We love you and are proud of you,
The Valentine Family
Congratulations!
We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Lyle,
Anna, Dusty, Harrison, Nanny and Paw Paw
John Wesley Williamson
We are so PROUD of you! We love
you, Mom, Dad and Mallory
We are proud of you Meg!
Love, Memaw & Pawpaw Wiginton
& MawMaw & Granddaddy McBrayer
Daily Times
Leader
congratulates the
Class of 2013
from
West Point High School, Oak Hill Academy
and Hebron Christian School
221 East Main Street • 662-494-1422
MAIS All-Star
Congrats & Good Luck!
Love, Mom, Dad, & Trevor
Tres Turner
Daily Times Leader Page B-6 • Friday, May 24, 2013
Cedar Bluff: Jennifer Dott, Darren Harris
Pheba: Joshua Poe
Tibbee: Charles Johnson
West Point: Kayla Allen, Hillary Arnold,
Robert Arnold, Shiera Bilbo, Kevin Boatner,
Roger Brand, Michael Brown, Cory Byrd,
Brieana Calvert, Kevin Camp, Denoval
Cannon, Justin Cox, Whitney Cummings,
Machelle Cunningham, Chelsea Davidson,
Ebony Dismukes, Darris Ewing, Bobby
Ewings, Ragan Foster, Michael Gable,
Audria Guines, Hunter Howell, Santana Ivy,
Jessica Jefferson, Corey Lane, Hakeem Mays,
Cody Miller, Lamarcus Mitchell, Bryant
Moore, Telisa Moore, Deismen Robinson,
Elizabeth Robison, Demond Smith, Stacie
Smith, Kyle Summerall, Bernice Thomas,
James Walker, Li’Erick Walker, Arenta
Washington, Jessica Whitehead, Jamar Wicks
EMCC’s
Clay
County
graduates
‘Paker’ continued from page 1
Dana Smith
MSU football star Johnathan Banks receives his diploma on graduation day.
Dana Smith
2008 Oak Hill graduate Daniel Lee Fisher receives his Masters in Business Administration from MSU.
Banks, Fisher graduate from MSU
painting the interior of the Henry Clay Retirement Center.
Parker named Mary Barnhill, who teaches Advanced Placement
Chemistry, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics and ACT Prep, Star
Teacher, to share the honor with her.
“Mrs. Barnhill has always been so supportive of me in pursuing my
dreams,” said Parker. “She has been a huge inspiration in my pursuit of
excellence.”
Parker is the son of Karen and Zane Parker II, of West Point.
‘Kelly’ continued from page 1
in charge of leading the club during her senior year. Kim is also a
senior representative in the Student Government Association at Oak
Hill and also a member of the National Honor Society. At First
Baptist of Aberdeen, Kim is a worship leader in the youth group as
well as a member in the Youth Leadership Group.
All these variables have added up into the right formula for Kim as
she has accepted the Presidential Endowed Scholarship at Mississippi
State. One of the most prestigious scholarship to receive at Mississippi
State, Kelly will attend the Shakoul’s Honor College and hopes to
major in Industrial Engineering. Kim has chosen industrial engineer-
ing because of her avid love of math and formulas which are required
in the feld.
This fall, Kim hopes that she will continue her success in academia
while also fnding balance outside of the lecture halls. Kim is confdent
that she will be able to achieve her goals and become a great Industrial
Engineer after she graduates from Mississippi State.
‘Billington’ continued from page 1
Billington got a big surprise earlier this month when she found out
she had won a $1,000 GET2College scholarship.
GET2Colllege representatives came into her Calculus class and
shocked the senior with a large check.
Billington has received scholarships from the Rotary Club and the
Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is OHA’s 2012-2013 Star Student. She chose Judy Rice as the
school’s Star Teacher.
She is an Imminent Scholar after scoring a 33 on her ACT.
Billington is Oak Hill’s Valedictorian for the class of 2013, boast-
ing a 4.21 GPA.
She is Mississippi State bound in the fall
At MSU, she plans to major in Biological Engineering, with an
emphasis in Pre-Med.
She aspires to enter medical school after her time at MSU.
‘Tapley’ continued from page 1
Not that she was slacking in her studies the three years prior,
but Tapley finished her senior year with 100 average in all of her
classes.
As Valedictorian of her class, Tapley enters the Hebron
Christian Hall of Fame as well.
During her four years in high school, Tapley maintained the
highest average in English, Math, Science and History.
The was the recipient of the Woodmen for World History
Award, and she had six years in the Academic Betterment
Competition.
In 2012, Tapley continued her success at Hebron, as she was
honored as Homecoming Queen.
Voted Most Likely to Succeed in her class, Tapley is Hebron’s
Valedictorian for 2013.
On the diamond, Tapley finished her softball career with 1057
strikeouts, 18 no-hitters, 36 shutouts, a .465 batting average and
four time Team MVP.
She is a three time District 3A MVP, and she was All-Conference
for five years.
Tapley plans to attend either East Mississippi Community
College or Mississippi State University in the fall, where she will
major in Chemistry and Pre-Med. She hopes to attend Medical
School one day.
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