Inductees and their hometowns include front row, from left, Bridgette McFarland, Anna Lewis, Leah Ferguson and Krissy Winstead, all of Philadelphia; second row, Rachel Rogers, Hannah Pilgrim, Allison Johnson, Hillary Williams, Dakota Wright and Ivey Commer, all  of Philadelphia; and back row, Kaitlin Miles, Morgan Warren and Kendall Brown, all of Philadelphia; and David Andersen, Union.
Inductees and their hometowns include front row, from left, Bridgette McFarland, Anna Lewis, Leah Ferguson and Krissy Winstead, all of Philadelphia; second row, Rachel Rogers, Hannah Pilgrim, Allison Johnson, Hillary Williams, Dakota Wright and Ivey Commer, all of Philadelphia; and back row, Kaitlin Miles, Morgan Warren and Kendall Brown, all of Philadelphia; and David Andersen, Union.
These students from Neshoba County were recently inducted into Theta Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college, at East Central Community College. Induction ceremonies were held Thursday, Feb. 6 on the Decatur campus. Inductees and their hometowns include front row, from left, Bridgette McFarland, Anna Lewis, Leah Ferguson and Krissy Winstead, all of Philadelphia; second row, Rachel Rogers, Hannah Pilgrim, Allison Johnson, Hillary Williams, Dakota Wright and Ivey Commer, all of Philadelphia; and back row, Kaitlin Miles, Morgan Warren and Kendall Brown, all of Philadelphia; and David Andersen, Union. More than 75 students joined the prestigious organization, whose mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. To qualify, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree and must have a grade point average of 3.5. Career-Technical counselor Amanda Walton and instructors Chris Ryals and Jenna Wright serve as advisers. (EC Photo)