Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011

What a night for our seniors!

Last night was our annual Senior Awards Night. Each year we take a special evening to honor our seniors prior to their graduation. It’s our way of giving special significance to their honors and achievements, but also serves as a challenge to the junior class to accept the mantle of leadership for the upcoming school year.
What a year our seniors have had academically! Eleven students earned Mississippi Eminent Scholar status (29 or above on ACT), two students were named National Merit Finalist, and a dozen were selected for honors’ programs at colleges and universities across the nation. The average ACT for the class was over 23 (a true average because all MHS students - all 49 of the seniors - must take the ACT). There are 49 students in the Class of 2011 and all 49 received a college scholarship! Over $3.5 million in scholarship dollars were offered to the Class of 2011! What a testament to their hard work and their parents’ sacrifice to afford them a Magnolia Heights education. And what a testament to the outstanding job of Mr. Keith Godbold, Director of College Admissions, and the entire Magnolia Heights faculty, staff and administration.

It was truly a great night for everyone and congratulations Class of 2011!