Harperville News

By SHEILA SANDERS,

Competition season begins for Rebel Band

We have a lot to crow about around SC this week. The Rebel Pride Marching Band traveled to Copiah Academy Competition in Gallman on Saturday. They were rewarded for their many hours of practice, in the stifling heat and sun, with superior ratings for the Drum Major, Color Guard and Drum Line and an excellent rating for Band.  Band Director, Dustin Haley, said that this was the “first time this band has ever scored this high, at such a hard competition, this early in the year!” This was just the start of competition season for the Rebel Pride Band and they are certainly off to an impressive start.

The SC Rebel Football team currently has a record of 8-0.  The Rebels won their second district game on Friday night against Union by a score of 28-7. On Thursday of this week, they will play in-county rival, the Lake Hornets, at home.  The theme will be “Tackle a Cure,” so be sure to wear pink and come out and support both of these Scott County teams.

On October 4th, AP Physics students in Scott County School District were given the opportunity to meet the US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. They had round table discussions about the problems of providing courses, like AP Physics, to students in rural areas across the United States. In attendance were representatives from The College Board, Get2College, CSpire, the MS Dept of Education, Superintendents from across the state, The Washington Post, The Clarion Ledger, and WLBT. Students from Scott Central attending this event were Jessica Darby, Diem Mi Pham, Ashton Tatum, Victoria Thrash, Philip Bulloch, Courtney Derricks, Tammy Vo, Tierra Lyles, Raylekia McDonald and Alison Watson.

Although the weather absolutely does not feel like it, all Scott County Schools will be out October 10-12, for “Fall” break.  I am not complaining, just wishing we could shake off the summer temperatures and humidity. 

Bro. Ken McLemore filled the pulpit this past Sunday at Harperville Baptist Church.  Soloists were Kathy Lee and Tonja Madison who sang “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus” and the special was performed by our talented choir and Jacob Lee.  Next Sunday, Bro. Gary Wyatt will bring the message.

The 2019 Haiti Mission team is selling Jubilation cheesecakes and other desserts.  The orders will be in before Thanksgiving, so that is one less thing to prepare.  See any member of the Haiti team to place an order.

The Annual Fall Festival will be Wednesday, October 31st at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.