Meridian Star


September 26, 2012

Excellence in Education



    • DECATUR – The 2011-12 Wo-He-Lo yearbook of East Central Community College recently received a first place award, a third place award and placed fourth in categorical competition against other state community college yearbooks.

    Awards were announced in July from the annual statewide community college yearbook competition. The Wo-He-Lo also placed third in the category of Cover Design and fourth in Copy. The publication finished sixth in the state overall.

    Gennie Phillips is publications coordinator and yearbook advisor. Ashley Moore of Carthage and Raychal Reed of Louisville serve as co-ediotrs.

    • Denton Hillman has been selected to receive the S.A. Rosenbaum Scholarship at Meridian Community College. 

    This $2,500 award is funded through the MCC Foundation. BankPlus made these scholarships possible through an arrangement with the Foundation and the Home Building Trades Program on campus. Rosenbaum was chairman of the Board of Directors of Home Savings Bank which is now BankPlus. During his career he was involved in real estate construction, mortgage financing, and commercial property development. He was instrumental in making loans available for moderate income housing in the Meridian area.

    Hillman is a 2012 graduate of Mendenhall High School, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America and competed in the Skills USA program. He is in his first semester in the Construction Trades Program at MCC. After graduation, he plans to enter the workforce as a carpenter.

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