Lamar County Teacher of the Year Julie Viguerie anticipated a problem with her 16-year-old daughter, who is expected to begin driving to Oak Grove High School in November. Mrs. Viguerie needed transportation.
Experiencing nature has shown to be beneficial for people by increasing relaxation and improving stress management, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
And now, the City of Petal is working to provide access to those benefits to all residents.
Every year, Tonya McCullum stands to cut the ribbon signaling the start of the annual 6.5K Walk-A-Thon hosted by the Making Strides Foundation.
The first meeting of the Petal School District Board of Trustees of the 2017-18 school year began with what the board looks forward to the most: recognition of success and awards for faculty, staff and students.
Top Panther Awards were given to three people in the school district.
A life of service. That is what Joann Parden dedicated herself to nine years ago when she began working for the Petal Children’s Task Force.
“She stepped in and took over after someone else left,” said director of the task force Demaris Lee.
“And I’ve been here ever since,” Parden added.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children (CFFC), Petal First Baptist Church and Excel by 5 are partnering to bring the district’s annual back-to-school health and wellness fair to the Friendly City.
Director of the CFFC DeDe Smith said the health fair is going in a different direction this year.
A new teacher with Petal School District, Kaylynn Stockstill, looks forward to growth in her first year of teaching. Stockstill will teach sixth-grade mathematics at Petal Upper Elementary School.
“This year, I'm looking forward to growing as a person, educator and coworker,” she said.