Panola honors Academic Excellence

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Panola College honored 23 students for Academic Excellence in a ceremony at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium.

The Panola Pipers, under the direction of Sandra Bauer, professor of vocal music, performed, and Don Cocklin, coordinator of this year’s program, introduced speaker Brian Naples, government professor. Naples discussed the benefits of a well-rounded education. He listed four virtues of justice, prudence, fortitude and temperance, and encouraged students to maintain open minds in all subject areas. He said knowledge is half of man, while action is the other half.

Award winners include Maryia Adashchyk Minsk, Belarus, for history, nominated by Bill Offer; Cindy Baldazo, Overton, MLT, Jo Ellen Russell; Kylie Brixey, Center, ADN, Annissa Jackson; Martha Brown, Pineland, Office Professional (Medical), Dwayne Ferguson; Maelbi Calderon, Seagoville, drama, Karen King; Michelle Cherry, DeBerry, general business, Dwayne Ferguson; Ethan Collins, Beckville, math, Emily Zabcik; Lacey Dean, Beckville, general business, Dwayne Ferguson; and Ashley Dollison, Center, HIT, Lynn Hanson.

Other winners are Julianne Edge, Garrison, communications, Teresa Beasley; Shannon Freeman, Marshall, HIT, Lynn Hanson; Maricruz Gonzalez, Center, business (academic), Dwayne Ferguson; Esther Hernandez, Carthage, education, Kathy Watlington; Yareli S. Hernandez, Carthage, English, Jaynellen Wylie; Lenell Henry, Chicago, Illinois, English, Tamra Mothershed; Cherrie Hudson, Marshall, MLT, Jo Ellen Russell; Amber Jones, Mt. Enterprise, OTA, Cheri Lambert; Abigael Joseph, Mairobi, psychology, Don Cocklin; Kirsten Mayfield, Garrison, medical assisting, Lynn Hanson; Nicklaus Powell, Center, music-instrumental, Dwayne Hubbard; Ariel Rodriguez, Nacogdoches, government, Brian Naples; Whitney Thomas, Center, music-vocal, Sandra Bauer; and Victoria Williams, Marshall, ADN, Annissa Jackson.




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