DHS JUNIOR LEADERSHIP SOCK DRIVE
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, "A Day On, Not a Day Off," D'Iberville High's Junior Leadership members sponsored a sock drive at school. First period classes competed to collect the most socks and at the end of the drive, 700 pairs of socks were collected. Ms. Christi Elias’ first period class won first place by collecting 262 pairs. These socks will be distributed to local schools in the Harrison County School district. Junior Leadership would like to thank the faculty, staff, and students who donated socks and helped make this activity so successful.
MS High School Activities Association
Each year the Mississippi High School Activities Association recognizes Varsity-level athletes for exceptional performance in the classroom through their MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Program. Each Lady Warrior Varsity Volleyball Team member received a Certificate of Merit congratulating them for their contribution to the outstanding overall team GPA of 3.42.
Pictured members from left to right are:
Cailyn Espey Anna King
Not pictured recipients were:
MS Soccer Associations TOPS Soccer Buddy of the Year
D’Iberville High School Junior Cassidy Monk was selected as MS Soccer Associations TOPS Soccer Buddy of the year. TOPS soccer is a part of US Youth Soccer and serves children (and adults) with disabilities, that otherwise may be prevented from enjoying the game. We have a club in D'Iberville called MS Coast Special Needs Soccer Association. Ms. Monk has been a "buddy" with them for a couple of years.
The nominees demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. The Buddy of the Year is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. Other important qualities of the buddy are engaging players one-on-one, modeling desired behavior and being cognizant of player safety. Buddies assist, guide, direct and teach the game of soccer and its skills while creating a fun learning experience.
The photos attached are of her receiving her award this past Sunday in Jackson. With her is the President of MS Soccer Doug Kitchens. It is always great to see our DHS students give their time to help others.
D’Iberville High School Junior and Student Council Executive Vice President Cassidy Monk was one of six coast students to be chosen as a participant in the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi 2014 Youth Leadership Program. According to Youth Leadership Program 2014, “ The talented young leaders will participate in the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi’s 2014 Youth Leadership Program, and they will represent Coast Electric Power Association in Jackson this spring and in Washington, D.C., in June.” We take PRIDE in our students’ accomplishments. Congratulations Cassidy.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
D'Iberville High School students were invited to be guests of Congressman Steven Palazzo at the Youth Leadership Summit on the University of Southern Mississippi's Campus in Hattiesburg, MS on November 5, 2013. Students were addressed by Fred Haise, Randy Pierce, Hannah Roberts and Sarah Thomas. The attending students were recognized as being South Mississippi's strongest student leaders throughout their schools and communities.
Team Green is sponsored by Mrs. Donna O'Rourke, Science Department Chairperson, and the captain is Senior Saren McAllister. Team Green has participated in various community service projects. Most recently they have volunteered their time to Coastal Clean-Up's cause along our shores in D'Iberville and Biloxi. They have also taken the time to paint several trash barrels supplied by Harrison County Sand Beach Department to be spread along our beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches to ensure the cleanliness and protection of our environment. Pictured is the team painting and judging the painted trash receptacles. We take PRIDE in the efforts the team continues to put forth.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
The D'Iberville High School faculty, staff, students and community came together to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by walking in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Biloxi. "Warriors on a War Path for a Cure" collectively raised $4,511.06 and presented the money to the American Caner Society at Biloxi's Town Green on Saturday, October 19. According to www.main.acevent.org, D'Iberville High School's "Warriors on a War Path for a Cure" team collected the most money of 252 participating teams! The Warrior's efforts will continue throughout the month of October. We are eagerly awaiting the grand total donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness in honor of our Warriors Mrs. Gloria Necaise, Ms. Angie Oakes and Mrs. Donna O'Rourke.
COASTAL CLEAN UP
The 25th Annual Coastal Clean Up was a great success Saturday, October 19. D'Iberville High School students from JROTC, Key Club and Team Green contributed to the D'Iberville boat launch area clean up in an effort to collectively remove 15,195 pounds of debris along the Gulf Coast. Our Warriors continue to take PRIDE in the community and our Gulf Coast. See complete story at: http://www.sunherald.com/2013/10/19/5044419/coastal-cleanup-revs-up-in-south.html
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Questbridge College Match Finalist!
D’Iberville High School senior Saren McAllister has been named a Questbridge College Match Finalist! Questbridge identifies high achieving high school students across the nation through a rigorous application process with the potential to receive a full paid scholarship to many of the top ranked Universities in the nation, including Ivy League Schools. Saren has high hopes of attending the University of Chicage or Yale University with this most prestigious accomplishment as part of her extensive resume. The entire Warrior family at D’Iberville High School wishes her the best of luck. We take PRIDE in all of our students’ achievements.
D’Iberville High School Celebrates National Bus Safety Week
D’Iberville High School students celebrated National Bus Safety Week (October 21 – October 25) by thanking our bus drivers with a delicious snack, drink and card expressing our thanks for their safe driving. Mr. Randy Prince’s first block Safety Education class along with Coach Sam Compston and Coach Chris Odom’s P.E. class participated in bus evacuation drills on campus. A special thanks to all bus drivers for a job well done.
Congratulations to Virginia Madison King of D'Iberville High School! Madison was chosen as a Wendy's High School Heisman Bronze Medal State Finalist. 20 seniors are chosen from each state to be honored based on their academic achievements, athletic accomplishments, community-leadership, and involvement in various extracurricular activities during their last 3 years of high school. To be recognized by the Wendy's High School Heisman Program is a true honor.