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Two Mississippi High School Students Named “National Cyber Scholars” After Winning Nationwide Competition


For Immediate Release: May 25, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – Two Mississippi high school students have earned the coveted title of “National Cyber Scholar” after winning a rigorous 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyber threats.

The winning students are Bridget Foster from Gautier High School in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District and Zachary Chapman, who is homeschooled.

Mississippi Math, Science Teachers Earn National Recognition


For Immediate Release: May 24, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – Six Mississippi teachers have been named 2021 state-level finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST Program is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).

Mississippi’s 2021 PAEMST state-level finalists:

Two Mississippi Students Named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars


For Immediate Release:  May 13, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – Two Mississippi students are among the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which recognizes 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The Mississippi scholars are Matthew Landon Yin of Madison, a senior at Madison Central High School, and Emmanuelle Rachel Teng of Oxford, a senior at Oxford High School.

State Board Student Representative Omar Jamil Among Mississippi’s Seven U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalists


For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education announced today that outgoing Mississippi State Board of Education student representative Omar Jamil of Hernando is one of seven Mississippi students selected as semifinalists for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The program honors the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

2020 State of Preschool Report Recognizes Mississippi as One of Top Six States for High-Quality Pre-K


For Immediate Release:  April 19, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recognized Mississippi in its latest report on pre-K quality as one of only six states whose state-funded pre-K program meets all 10 quality standards for early childhood education.

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