Svanik Ravi of Lamar School is one of 42 middle school students heading to Washington, D.C. this month for the 2017 National You Be The Chemist Challenge.

Lamar student competes in chemistry challenge

Svanik Ravi

The 42 finalists qualified from among 55,000 middle school students across 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who participated in the local and state levels of the Challenge program throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

Kick'in It 4 Kayson - Water Balloon 5K July 15

Sports Ministries is hosting Meridian’s first water balloon 5K July 15 at Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian.

The event is called “Kick'in It 4 Kayson” and aims to raise money for eight-month-old Kayson Blackwell, who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1 when he was three months old. His family's home needs modifications and he requires specialized equipment so he can receive treatments at home. 

The event feature water balloon stations, water gun stations and sprinkler stations, if organizers can find a water hook up on the route. To find out more about Kayson and how to register visit www.facebook.com/sportsministries777. Those who register online before June 30 will receive a free event shirt, goody bag with prizes, and a $10 discount. 

Enterprise Students Visit Washington

Lamar student competes in chemistry challenge

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Enterprise students visited Washington, D.C. Pictured from left are: Luke Hartman, Madison Weir, Peyden Robb, Kylee Keenan, Harley Dabbs, Eli Hatcher, Foley Doggett, Caleb Parker, Mallory Downs, Kelsey Davidson, Harley Morland, Bo Goodin, Sydney Sullins, Hagan Carr, and Krissy Cullum.

 

 

Enterprise sixth graders recently visited Washington, touring the White House and having their photo taken outside as they exited. The students got to visit the Supreme Court, the Capitol, the National Archives and other memorials.

Cheryl Owens writes the Neighbors column for The Meridian Star. Submit items to cowens@themeridianstar.com.

Lamar student competes in chemistry challenge

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Meridian native John Covington and his wife Virginia were named honorary members of the Meridian Exchange Club by club president Jerry Stevenson at a meeting June 13. Mr. Covington, who resides in Pearl, is director of District 5 for the civic group.

 

Lamar student competes in chemistry challenge

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Meridian businessman and developer Jim McRae was presented The Book of Golden Deeds by Leonard Cobb of The Meridian Exchange Club at the organization’s meeting June 13. The award, which was established in 1919, recognizes volunteers who give their time and talent to improve their communities.

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