QHS AWARDS NIGHT
The Quitman High School Auditorium was packed with relatives and friends. Twenty-two honor graduates received their gold cord while twenty-eight students were draped with blue and gold signifying high honors. Forty seniors earned a red cord from Vitalant United Blood Services because they donated blood twice this year. Beverly Clark, Vitalant’s local director, remarked that this class contained the highest number of QHS seniors earning a red cord since the development of the donation program.
There were FBLA honor cords, art cords, cords for drama club, 4-H club, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and white cords for high achievement on the CPAS exams at the Clarke County Career and Technology Center . Students were honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Legion, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, WTOK, and the Mississippi High School Activities Association.
Over $600,000 in college scholarship offers were shared among fifty young people in the QHS graduating class.
Community partners such as Bank Plus, the Bruce O’Bryant Dear Memorial Scholarship, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors, the Clarke County Distinguished Young Woman program, First State Bank, Gradie Pearl Dansby Memorial Scholarship, Great Southern Bank, the Quitman Woman’s Club, the Janet Lee Carter Memorial Scholarship, Lonnie Mae Bumpers Scholarship, the Mia Mac Foundation Scholarship, the Mildred Loper Class of 1963 Scholarship, the Mildred Loper American History Scholarship, the Moore to Life Memorial Scholarships, the Rekita Nicole Price Memorial Scholarship, the Sue McMurtry Lucas Culinary Arts Scholarship, and the Vera Fuller Memorial Scholarship awarded the QHS class of 2019 with over $12,000 in scholarships.
The QHS Beta Club, faculty, FBLA, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Student Council and CCCTC awarded students with over $2,000 in scholarships.
Star Student, Star Teacher, the QHS Panther Athlete Award, the Zach Huggins Award, and departmental awards were given to those who are excelling in both academics and athletics.
Quitman High School students left with academic letters, snapshots of a night to remember, and a reassurance that they are headed for even greater things.
We are so very proud of our students and grateful for the support they receive.