Exchange Club Donates to the Big Red Band

The Exchange Club recently donated bottled water to the KHS Big Red Band.  The Band has been practicing for the upcoming season for the last two weeks and needed the water to distribute to its members. The Exchange Club stopped by while the band members were on a break from practicing.  For more info on how you can donate call 662-289-2334. For more information about the Exchange Club contact club president, Lora Beckham at 662-289-1050.

High school graduation requirements to change in Mississippi

Mississippi high school students could see new requirements for graduation beginning with the Class of 2022. Starting in 2018-2019, the state Board of Education has proposed new graduation requirements that will provide Mississippi’s high school students with the opportunity to earn academic or career and technical endorsements along with their traditional diplomas. The Clarion-Ledger reports the endorsements are aimed at showing students’ college preparedness or workforce readiness. Jean Massey with the state Department of Education told board members Thursday that… Read More.

Open school board position filled (audio)

The Kosciusko Board of Aldermen has appointed a new member to the Kosciusko School Board. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the board appointed Tina McNeal to the open position on the board. McNeal will fill the unexpired term of Andrea Myers, whose resignation went into effect June 1. The term runs through Dec. 31, 2018. Audio: Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft

Whippets’ Murphy named head football coach at Thrasher

Kosciusko Assistant football coach Perry Murphy has been named head football coach at Thrasher High School. The Prentiss County School Board approved the hire this week. Murphy spent the past three seasons coaching football and powerlifting for the Whippets. This was Murphy’s second stint as a coach in the Kosciusko School District. He was previously on the Whippet football coaching staff in the early 1990s. Murphy led Mount Olive to back to back 1A state championships in 2009 and 2010…. Read More.

Attala County FFA members attend state convention

Members of the Attala County FFA recently attended the state convention at Mississippi State University. The convention was held in Starkville June 5 – 7. Students were there to investigate college & career opportunities, attend student led leadership workshops, meet the visiting State &National FFA officers, and to compete contest areas. Attala FFA members who attended were Alyssa Wade, Vershun Hargrove, Trey Johnson, and Kaelin Wright. Trey Johnson, Attala FFA Vice President, also served as a Delegate. Attala President Kaelin… Read More.

KHS Athletic Banquet celebrates the year in Whippet sports (photos and awards list)

The best in Kosciusko Whippets’ sports from the 2016 – 2017 were honored Monday night at the annual Athletic Banquet. The evening began with a meal for all players and coaches. Following the meal, parents and members of the community joined the festivities as coaches from 14 teams took to the podium to hand out awards to the best athletes of the year. The event was sponsored by Attala County Farm Bureau. The meal was provided by Frenchie’s Fine Foods… Read More.

KHS/KJHS exam schedule

Tuesday, May 16 1st period – 8:00 am 5th period – 10:00 am Wednesday, May 17 4th period – 8:00 am 6th period – 10:am Thursday, May 18 7th period – 8:00 am

KHS tennis star signs with Holmes

A Kosciusko Whippet tennis player will continue her career at the collegiate level. Senior tennis player Avery Terrell signed Monday to play with Holmes Community College. In her senior campaign, Terrell, along with her doubles partner Olatz Goya, finished the regular season undefeated in Region play and advanced to the state tournament. At Holmes, Terrell will play for former Kosciusko Whippet coach Greg Levert. Picutred: Terrell with KHS tennis coach Jamario Winters and her parents, Denny and Amy.

Whippets finish season #2 in the state (audio, video)

The Kosciusko Whippets capped off the best season in team history on Friday. After a slow start, the team captured its third straight Region 4-4A Championship while advancing to the North State Championship series for the third straight season. The third time was a charm for the Whippets as they were finally able to capture the North State crown and advance to the first State Championship in program history. In the State Championship series the team was defeated by defending… Read More.