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McComb School District Receives Mississippi Historical Society 2013 Award of Merit

April 20, 2013 by Admin in Community, Featured

We are pleased to share the news of this award for McComb Legacies from the Mississippi Historical Society.

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The Mississippi Historical Society announced the 2013 Award of Merit winners at its annual meeting in Vicksburg, February 28–March 2. The McComb School District received the award for its outstanding project, McComb Legacies, that has successfully engaged the district’s high school students in the study, preservation, and interpretation of the community’s civil rights history. 

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McComb High School students (from left to right) Calvin Dixon, Dominque Taylor, and Raykesha Carter accepted the award on behalf of the school district from MHS awards committee chairman C. Dale Shearer.

The Mississippi Historical Society, founded in 1858, encourages outstanding work in interpreting, teaching, and preserving Mississippi History. The society is a non-profit membership organization that works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The society also publishes the online publication Mississippi History Now. It provides annual grants to support programs of the Junior Historical Society and publishes books, maps, and other materials aimed toward the education of the general public. Membership is open to anyone; benefits include receiving the quarterly Journal of Mississippi History and the quarterly Mississippi History Newsletter. For information on becoming a member, call 601-576-6849 or see the MHS Web site, www.mdah.state.ms.us/admin/mhistsoc.html.

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