Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

MHS alumni were in the news this morning.

First of all, United States Naval Officer, Petty Officer Stephen Ruhl, MHS Class of 2006, as well as Class President, telephoned News Channel 3 from his carrier, the USS George Washington, in the Pacific Ocean to tell everyone in his home town of Como hello. He was on for about five minutes and talked about his deployment and how proud he was to serve his country. He closed by extending his best wishes to his family, Dr. Forrester and Dee Ruhl, as well as his brothers and sisters Buck and Livie, MHS 8th and 7th graders respectively, Margaret Ellen (MHS Class of 2010 and a National Merit Finalist) who is on her way to Dickinson College, and Jonathan who is also serving our country in the US Navy (currently back from deployment as a medical corps ‘man in Afghanistan). Way to go Stephen! We are all so proud of you and all our men and women in uniform protecting our freedom and standing in the gap 24/7.

Also, Mississippi State football players, Addison Lawrence (MHS Class of 2007) and Cameron Lawrence (MHS Class of 2009) were featured in the Commercial Appeal and Clarion Ledger this morning. Addison has started every game at right tackle since the first game of his sophomore season. He has been selected as pre-season 3rd team All-SEC pick and has already earned his degree in Business graduating last May. Cameron, a two-year letter winner, shared starting duties last year and is projected as a starter this year as an outside linebacker. Way to go guys and good luck this year!