District kicks off second semester with mid-year convocation

By NIKKI SMITH,

At the Petal School District mid-year convocation, the district announced both the overall Petal Teacher and Administrator of the Year.

Lori Johnson, a teacher at Petal Upper Elementary School, was named Petal Teacher of the Year. This is the second year that an upper elementary school teacher claimed the title.






Jaycees Petal chapter seeks new members

By NIKKI SMITH,

The new Petal Jaycees chapter is seeking members.

JCI USA is a nationwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 dedicated to creating positive change.

Through projects in more than 600 communities, members seek targeted solutions to local problems to create a sustainable global impact.





Year of Growth

By NIKKI SMITH,

The City of Petal logo was not selected half-heartedly. The logo, featuring a friendship oak behind the city’s name, represents not only Petal’s current state, but also where the city is going moving forward.



Spirit of Giving

By NIKKI SMITH,

Nine students from the Petal School District received their presents early as they took part in the district police department’s annual Shop with Panther Police.

The program began three years ago at the suggestion of Petal School District Chief of Police Gavin Guy.



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