Volume LVIII No. 2 www.frenchcamp.org Summer 2013 In this Issue: 2013 Graduation
Coach Hugh Long Honored
FCA Adds Middle School
FCA - 4 Star Status
French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.
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The Championship By Sylvia Dickson
I’m showing my age: when I was in high school one of our cheers was, “Victory, victory is our cry. V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.” No matter how the game was going we clung to our chant as if it would dictate the game’s outcome.
Our defense and offense are rolled up into one ball: This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4). As we coach and train our students we rely on the Word for our instruction and theirs. Satan wants to defeat them and us. He came to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came that we might have life, so we show them the difference between life and death through faith in Christ Jesus—for God’s glory.
We have the same cheer at FCA. The difference is that we know we have victory in Christ: We are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). Today we are still in the middle of the game. One day in the future we will raise our voices as our enemy is trampled in defeat.
Passing the Ball The school year ended. The seniors graduated on May 25. Celebration resounded across campus as parents, grandparents and other family members hugged and congratulated the new graduates. Tears mixed with smiles as students said good-bye to classmates and staff members.
The Toss Up From August to May, French Camp Academy is in full throttle. Good opportunities run next to sordid temptations. Good relationships wrestle with self-centered desires. The forward moves of a Christ-centered life are blocked by past mistakes. Just when victory seems to be one basket away, the ball is knocked out of the court. Some days all our students need is an easy, loosely supervised game of kickball in the backyard. However, most of the time they need fair, consistent rules lovingly enforced. These boundaries provide stability and security in lives that have been tossed about by abuse, neglect, dishonesty and fear.
How did we do this year? Was it a winning or losing season? The answer will come with time when we hear from alumni with their tales of joy, success, fear and loss. We have toned, trained and strengthened them by God’s Word to be champions, but the choice is theirs. We pray for them to continue in what [they] have learned and how...[they] have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make [them] wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:14-15).
A New Roster
The 2012-13 season is over and the transition to the new season is bitter-sweet. Veteran members of the FCA team will not return (we will miss them!) and rookies will find their spots among returnees. We will all be challenged to continue in faith as our opponent works against us. However, we Go for the Glory know we have the victory; we So goes life at FCA. We have to be are champions—I know that my prepared for whatever comes next, offensively and defensively. Our students defender lives, and that in the end depend on us to stand firm and be strong, and the Lord makes us bold as lions he will stand on the earth (Job but gentle as doves. No one sits on the bench for long as we go for the glory— 19:25). God’s glory. For all of our French Camp Our opponent has his own set of tricks designed to defeat us. Many students students—past, present and fucome to us believing lies: No one loves me; I’m ugly; I’m stupid; People just ture—we will be their chamwant to use me; I deserve to be hit; Jesus is a fairytale—and so it goes. The at- pions as we continue to live by tack is endless to control the mind, heart and spirit of our young ones. So, we faith, stand by faith, defend by stand up for them, cheer them on, speak life to them and pick them up when faith and conquer by faith. u they fall—all for the glory—God’s glory.
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PresiDent’s PersPeCtiVe Victim or Victor?
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We have all been there, feeling like we are victims of some sort or another. Either we have felt wronged by a colleague, friend or family member. And let’s be honest, sometimes we even have felt that God has let us down. Feeling like you have been wronged is a not a good feeling, in fact it can lead to all sorts of other emotions that usually are not helpful or godly. If left unchecked, these feelings can spiral out of control and end up leaving us empty, discouraged and depressed. I have learned that self-pity, (when our thoughts are self-centered) is actually pride masked in its reverse form. I have also found that I tend to be this way when I forget who I am in Jesus. In other words, I get down and feel like a victim of circumstances when I forget that I am a son of the King. As a son, I am afforded some wonderful gifts. The Bible describes many of those gifts given to the believer, (too many to name here) such as the fruits of the spirit: peace, patience, kindness, etc. as well as security for not only today, but for everyday through eternity. We are also blessed with the gift of mercy, compassion, justice, and love. To me the greatest gift though, is simply the gift of His presence (Himself ). He will never leave me, nor forsake me. He will always love me, even when I do not love Him as I should. Many of our young people at French Camp come not knowing their identity. Whether it be from the loss of a parent to death, prison or absence, they often find themselves in the struggle to know who they are. This struggle is often revealed through their victim mentality. They believe the world is out to get them and that there is no hope of ever being successful or having a life full of meaning. Fortunately, this is not French Camp’s first rodeo. We have seen this type of thinking and behavior before, unfortunately many times, in many, many young lives. However, we have an answer: Jesus. God in His great mercy has used and continues to use this ground for His Holy and unique purposes. Words cannot express the deep sense of privilege that all of our French Camp team share in working for the King, who sets the captives free. Jesus makes all the difference in a life. Jesus makes all things new. He gives order to cluttered minds, peace to anxious spirits, and healing to broken hearts. And He does that here, at One Being strengthened with all Fine Place.
power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Maybe today you feel like a victim, or your thoughts are centered on your own situation. I encourage you to give your thinking to Jesus, give your situation to Jesus, give your heart to Jesus. He will and does make all things new. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel of Jesus Christ. You are making a difference not only in these young lives for today, but also for eternity. Christus Victor!
—Colossians 1:11-14 (NIV)
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES John H. (Bo) Bowen III ............................Jackson Thomas H. Bowen, Jr. ..............................Jackson H. Donald Brock.................................Greenwood Dave Fair ................................................... Oxford Glenn Galey ........................................ Hattiesburg Ed Gove, Jr ........................................ Brookhaven Toxey Hall III, Chairman .......................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein................................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman ...............Jackson Scott Kiewit ................................................ Laurel Lee Lampton.............................................Jackson John Lynch ........................................ Brookhaven Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman ................... Flora Hugh Potts, Jr. .....................................Kosciusko Andy Wells ........................................... Memphis
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Valedictorian: Daniel Lewis Ward Danny may be first in his class, but he’s not the first in his family to graduate from FCA. The legacy goes back to 1938 when his grandfather, Lewis Ward, graduated. In 1971, his father, Tommy, graduated. Danny’s sister, Kathy, finished in 2003 and his brother, Allen, in 2006. French Camp is Danny’s home and he began his school career 13 years ago at French Camp Elementary. While in high school he has been hard to miss. During the football season he donned the FCA mascot gear, the Blue Panther, and kept the fans on their toes. He was on the honor roll President’s List all four years and was vice-president of the Beta Club his senior year. He was on the yearbook staff, acted in 2 plays and sang in the chorus and Sons and Daughters traveling choir His plan for the future takes him to Mississippi State University next year, where he plans to major in Computer Engineering and minor in theater production. One of Danny’s favorite verses is John 3:16—For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Salutatorian: Virginia Grace Overton Gracie is the daughter of Terry & Judy Overton of French Camp and follows her brother, Billy (‘11), in graduating from FCA. She has been at FCA since her freshman year, been an honor roll student and received the President’s Academic Award all four years. As Star Student this year, she selected Sarah Brannan, biology teacher, as her Star Teacher. Gracie’s activities have been Beta Club, yearbook staff and mission trips. She has been part of the mission group to Beautiful Feet in Texas for four years and to Wales, Great Britain, for three years. As a student at Mississippi State University next year, she plans to major in Biology in preparation for medical school. One of her favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 20:9— But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed I cannot.
2013 Graduates Lavondra Ladarius Carter, son of Quitta Carter of Webb, MS, has attended FCA for 2 ½ years. He plans to attend Hinds CC and coach athletics. Kradeidra Lanae Cork, daughter of Angela & Mark Miller of French Camp, has attended FCE/FCA for 13 years. She plans to attend MS State University (MSU) and major in broadcasting. Presley Cousar (graduating junior), daughter of Jeffrey and Katrina Cousar of Oxford, MS, has attended FCA for one year.
Amber Ann Dawn Cox, daughter of Connie Cox, has attended FCA for 3 years. She plans to go to college. David Lee Edwards, nephew of Tammy Fortenberry of Brandon, MS, has attended FCA for 2 ½ years. He planning to attend Hinds CC and join the Army National Guard. *Devin Andre Fong, son of Mamie Fong of Kenner, LA, has attended FCA for 1 year. He plans to join the U S Navy.
*Benjamin Hosket, son of Bruce & Kim Hosket of French Camp, has attended FCE/FCA for 13 years. He plans to attend college.
Elexus Capree Hughes, daughter of Sheria Winters of Weir & Kenneth Winters, has attended FCE/FCA for 10 years. She plans to attend Belhaven University (BU) and study physical therapy. Samuel Lucas Jones, son of Doug and Janice Jones of Stewart, MS, has attended FCA for 4 years. Lake Chalmers Koenig, son of Jennifer Koenig of Gore Springs, MS, has attended FCA for 4 years. He plans to attend The University of MS (UM). *Christopher Mark May, son of Steve & Monica May of Eupora, MS-, has attended FCA for two years. He plans to attend Holmes CC, University of Southern MS and establish a career in the entertainment industry. *D’Erra McClure-Carter, daugh ter of Linda Rose McClure of Port Gibson, MS, has attended FCA for 3 years. She plans to attend Hinds Community College. *Sonyae Danielle McGee-Walker, daughter of Marcus & Paula Smith of Corinth, MS, has attended FCE/FCA for 6 years. She plans to major in nursing. Brianna Michelle Murphy, daughter of James & Alesia Murphy of Weir, MS, has attended FCA for three years. She plans to attend Ittawamba CC and MSU, majoring in physical therapy.
Senior Advice Never doubt God’s ability and desire to take care of you:
always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
‘I will praise The Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set The Lord
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure...’ Psalm 16:7-9
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*Mary Michaela Parker, daughter of Mike & Jerene Parker of Ackerman, MS, has attended FCE/FCA since kindergarten. She plans to attend MS College or MSU and major in communications. Alexander Perilloux, son of Kathy Perilloux of Mandeville, LA, has attended FCE/FCA for 5 years. He plans to attend Holmes CC and MSU to study engineering. Ryan Justin Pruitt, son of Liza and Jeff Pruitt of Eupora, MS, has attended FCE/FCA for 9 years. He plans to attend college. Michael Jermaine Riley, Jr., son of Carrie & James Walker of McCool, MS, has attended FCA for 3 years. He plans to attend Jones County Junior College (JCJC). *Marissa Mannette Sheedy, daughter of Glenn & Robin Sheedy of French Camp, has attended FCA for 4 years. She plans to attend UM. Kendall Nicole Shows, granddaughter of Andy & Cathy Vice of Water Valley, MS, has attended FCA for 3½ years. She has joined the Army National Guard and plans to attend JCJC and Delta State University. Lamin Sillah, sponsored by Tim and Patti Purselley from Memphis, TN, has attended FCA for 5 years. He plans to attend Union University (TN) and major in psychology. Andrew Hunter Stevens, son of Jamie and Staci Stevens of French Camp, MS, has attended FCE/FCA for 10 years. He plans to attend Millsaps College. *Honor Graduates
*Joseph Michael Storment, son of David & Sarai Storment from Leakesville, MS, has been a student at FCA for 2 years. He plans to attend college.
*Benjamin Hunter Thornton, son of Jeff & Kelly Thornton of Corinth, MS, has attended FCA for 5 years. He plans to join the U. S. Marine Corp. Shonta LaDale Triplett, daughter of Angelo & Robert Triplett of Weir, MS, has attended FCA for 4 years. She plans to attend Hinds CC and pursue a career in education. Julia Angelynn Alonya Watkins, daughter of Rick & Angela Watkins, has attended FCA for 2½ years. She plans to attend college. *Trevor Joseph Wilkerson, son of Jennifer Lewallen of Sterling, IL, and grandson of George Wilkerson and Pam Wilkerson, has attended FCE/FCA for 6 years. He plans to attend college. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.—2 Timothy 4:7-8
The Walk of Champions As our seniors leave us we speak these truths to them and hope they will walk by them. We want them to be successful—to be champions— spiritually, first, followed by education, family and career. These scripture verses will go a long way toward victory in their/our lives. Walk before the Lord, in a way that is pleasing to Him—Genesis 17:1 Walk in the ways of the Lord, knowing His word and His will—Deuteronomy 8:6 Walk after the Lord, with a heart that seeks to follow—Deuteronomy 13:4 Walk with the Lord with all our heart, without compromise, holding nothing back —1 Kings 8:23 Walk in the good way, which is always the righteous way—1 Kings 8:36 Walk in the fear of the Lord, departing from evil and growing in wisdom—Nehemiah 5:9 Walk in integrity, maintaining truth and honesty—Psalm 26:11 Walk uprightly, always going after the highest and best—Psalm 84:11 Walk in truth, always being teachable and a good student of the Word—Psalm 86:11 Walk in the light of His presence, desiring His approval upon your choices—Psalm 89:15 Walk at liberty, knowing true spiritual freedom—Psalm 119:45 Walk in clarity, free from all confusion—Psalm 143:8 Walk away from the path of sinners, not being deceived by sin—Proverbs 1:10-15 Walk safely, in wisdom and understanding —Proverbs 3:13-23 Walk without being spiritually hindered, making straight paths for your feet —Proverbs 4:12
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Honor gifts show appreciation to a living person–such as teachers, pastors, parents, etc., while helping students at FCA. To make an Honor Gift, you may use the form/envelope provided, designating the type of gift you are making. The honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Amounts of gifts are never divulged.
January ALLEN, GINGER, Maitland, FL Mrs. Polly B. Allen CARSON, JO ANN, Ringgold, LA Mr. Thomas Scott Carson COLEMAN, DOUGLAS AND KATIE, Meridian, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Coleman COX, ANN, Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Montine Bond DAVIS, MR. AND MRS. WALTER, Burlington, NC Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley DAVIS, WALTER, Burlington, NC Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley ELLISON, SCOTT, Memphis, TN Mrs. Polly B. Allen FLATLEY, MRS. JOANNIS, San Antonio, TX Mrs. Ruth Horrell Allen FLOWERS, RANDY Mr. and Mrs. John W. Flowers HARRIS, MR. AND MRS. JOHN, Melbourne, FL Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Davis HUGHES, MR. AND MRS. GARRY Mr. and Mrs. Keith Dowdy OZBORN, MR. KLINE, Canton, MS Mrs. Ruth Horrell Allen RANKIN, MR. J. D., Canton, MS Mrs. Ruth Horrell Allen
SCHRADER, BOB, Clermont, FL Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Davis SMITH, BETSY, Cynthiana, KY Mr. and Mrs. Les Renkey STANFORD, QUINCY, Prairie Village, KS Rev. and Mrs. Billy W. Stanford STANFORD, STACEY, Madison, MS Rev. and Mrs. Billy W. Stanford WARD, MATT, McCool, MS Mrs. Dorothy Jean Parish Ward WOODRUFF, W. ROBERT Mrs. Gail Woodruff
BECKHAM, AMELIA, Cleveland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Matthews Mrs. Roberta C. Breyfogle BLEWITT, BING AND NANCIE, Northport, AL Ms. Lisa Gaskill CATRON, MARY, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Betty Nash CORBETT, REV. BARRY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw DAVIS, JERRY AND ELIZABETH, Williamstown, WV Mr. and Mrs. John Harris DRAFFIN, MR. KEN, Germantown, TN Mr. Lee G. Fuller FLYNT, AIDEEN BAILEY TURNER, Memphis, TN
Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt FRYERY, MY VALENTINE NAOMI, Louisville, MS Mr. William F. Fryery GAMMIL, LOUISE, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mike Holland HARRIS, CHERIE, Belden, MS Mrs. Betty Nash HASKINS, BRENT, El Paso, TX Mr. Lee G. Fuller MATTHEWS, VIRGINIA, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Betty Nash MCCORD, REV. BILLY, Bruce, MS Mr. and Mrs. Billy D. Fielder PEGUES, SYLVIA, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Betty Nash PHILIP, SOPHIA ANN, Niles, IL Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Philip ROBERSON FAMILY, THE Kingsley Inc. SOLIMINE, RACHEL Mr. Michael Solimine WARE, REV. AND MRS. BRISTER, Brandon, MS Ms. Susan S. Turner WEK, NYANG Mr. and Mrs. Philip Persechini WINTER, ELISE AND WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Carson Hughes
March BARLOW, GLEN, French Camp, MS Mr. Elton Wright BOWLING, ROBIN AND BOB, Suwanee, GA Mr. and Mrs. James R. Estes, Sr. BROWN, MOLLY, College Station, TX Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Brown COCHET, REV. AND MRS. ALAN, Oxford, MS Mrs. Rachel Martin COHEN, MR. AND MRS. HOWARD, Lewisberry, PA Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Williamson CURTIS, ROBERT, Drummonds, TN Rev. J. Torrey Curtis DOMERGUE, HARTLEY, Birmingham, AL Mr. and Mrs. Ben C. Daws DONAVAN, DOT, Collins, MS Mrs. Martha Farr Haynes EICHENLAUB, MR. AL, Long Beach, CA Max L. Waldrop GALEY, MR. AND MRS. C. D., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Katie Rose McClendon GALEY, MR. AND MRS. GLENN, Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Katie Rose McClendon GEE, MR. AND MRS. DEB, Cleveland, MS Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ferriss HINTON, BETTY LYNN, Brandon, MS Mr. Lee G. Fuller
KUGELL, KAREN, Tallahassee, FL Dr. and Mrs. Emmit Wade Austin LEE, RETA, Hialeah, FL Dr. and Mrs. Emmit Wade Austin MARX, HOWARD AND BECKY, Monticello, FL Dr. and Mrs. Emmit Wade Austin MCNAIR, TALMADGE AND SUE, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wilbern Morrow MURRAY, MR. AND MRS. JULIUS, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. William E. Turner PHILLIPS, REGINA Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Ailes RAMIREZ, CHEWY Ms. Donna Riedenaur ROBINSON, MAXINE, Belden, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim Epps SIDES, ROBIN AND CORLACE, Kernersville, NC Kingsley Inc. SMITH, JEANIE, Woodland, MS Ms. Laverne Johnson SULLIVAN, CHUCK, Howell, MI Dr. and Mrs. Emmit Wade Austin VIVIER, JEANINE, Madison, MS Mr. Lee G. Fuller WATSON, ANGEL, Spartanburg, SC Mr. and Mrs. Peter Waid WHEELER, BOB AND BARBARA, Hernando, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Nutt WILSON, ROY AND WANDA, Pearl, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael O›Kelley
e strive to answer memorials and notify relatives as quickly and accurately as possible after they are received. When you send in a memorial, please include the name of the deceased, the complete address of the person you wish notified and your complete address. Important: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A NAME and ADDRESS OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF THE DECEASED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO NOTIFY ANYONE OF YOUR GIFT. Follow the same procedure for honor gifts. (A blank form and envelope appear in this issue.)
January ABBOTT, DORIS, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Sumrall ADAMS, MR. J. B., Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw ALLEN, JULIAN, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber ALLEN, JR., FRANK E., Canton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy E. Daves ANDERSON, OLIVE Mrs. Faye Allbritton Mrs. Montine Bond Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber Mr. and Mrs. Norman Albert Mott, Jr. Mrs. Mary Clark Perry Ms. Beverly Pistole Mr. and Mrs. John S. Smith Ms. Margie Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Embry ARMSTRONG, MRS. NELL, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Clark
AUTRY, FRANCIS Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton BAIN, MRS. GEORGIA Mr. Ross Townsend BALLARD, MRS. Mr. and Mrs. William Jasper Jones BARBEE, BILL The Graeber Family BARBER, JOHN Miss Elizabeth M. Drummond Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hardy BARHAM, GENE, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Davis Ball BARNES, REV. TOM, Robertsdale, AL Mr. and Mrs. Derwood Strain BISHOP, ELEANOR MECKLIN Mrs. Joy Marshall BLACK, CLARA Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Barnett BLASINGAME, BILL Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada Mrs. Betty Crawford Mrs. Peggy H. Ditto
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Fountain Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Godfrey Mr. Robert L. McClellan Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Dykes BOWIE, LAURA Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton BRITT, LENORE P., Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Randall Mr. and Mrs. Mason Wheeler BRUCE, CARL, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fondren BRUCE, SARA CONERLY Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene Cooper BRYANT, STEPHEN CHARLES, Shreveport, LA Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. House BUTLER, ELENORE (ELLIE) The Graeber Family BYARS, JAMES, Houlka, MS Mrs. Becky A. Harrison CARLISLE, VIRGINIA PATTERSON Mrs. Mary Lee Bowen Mr. and Mrs. James Beverly Bowen, Jr.
CAUSEY, TOM Mrs. Lee Audis Jayroe Mr. and Dr. Tim Pepper CHANDLER, STACEY Kosciusko Lions Club CLEVELAND, SHIRLEY Mr. and Mrs. Ellis T. Hart COBB, MR. BILLY, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington COLEMAN, MRS. EVELYN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp COLLINS, JACKIE, Newnan, GA Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dean Pannell CONLY, ETOYLE, Ringgold, LA Mr. Thomas Scott Carson COOK, MRS. C. H. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ball, Jr. COOK, PATTY, Corpus Christi, TX Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Ellison COOK, RITA Ms. Jeanne C. Caldwell COOPER, LIZA CASTLE Mr. and Mrs. James Middleton
CORLEY, CARLOS, Florence, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wallace CROWDER, JEFF, French Camp, MS Mrs. Joy Marshall DAVIDSON, EARL, Greenwood, MS Mrs. Louise B. Hutton DAVIS, MARY LOU Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davis DIBLASI, STAN, Wrightsville Beach, NC Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dunlap DOUBLER, PETE H. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Graeber DOWNER, MRS. FRAN Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Switzer DUPREE, MR. GARY Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Weil, Jr. DURHAM, FAYE Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton EARNEST, MARTHA, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. A. Jeff Morton ELLIOTT, GEORGE W., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14).
Board Member Toxey Hall, III Toxey Hall, III, has served on the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees since May 1984. Currently he is Chairman of the Board and of the Audit and Investment Committee. His past appointments include Vice Chairman, Chairman of the WFCA committee, Chamberlain-Hunt committee, and Board Secretary.
He and his wife, Karon, live in Canton, MS, and are members of First Presbyterian Church, where Toxey has served on the Session and taught Sunday School for around 40 years. Their daughter, Lisa, lives in Madison, MS.
FCA is truly blessed by Toxey Hall’s faithful service through the years. His commitment to French Camp’s mission and growth Toxey graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1962. has been a sustaining encouragement. u From ’62 – ’64 he served in Korea as a U. S. Army Captain.
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Spring Sports Report
Spring Track and Field
Once again, the FCA Track and Field team took honors at the 2013 South State Track Meet and the Mississippi State Track Meet.
By Sylvia Dickson
The Man in the Arena Teddy Roosevelt …The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Competitive events are a crucible in which sportsmanship—observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others, graciousness in winning and losing—can be exemplified by coach and athletes.* *from Hugh Long’s philosophy for cross-country and track and field at FCA.
South State results:
Pole vault—Chelsea McDaniel, 2nd; 4x2 girls, 4th; 200 boys—Joey Storment, 1st; Alex Perilloux, 3rd; 1600 girls—Alexis Davis, 1st; 1600 boys—J. Storment, 1st; Trevor Wilkerson, 4th; 4x1 girls, 3rd; 800 meter— T. Wilkerson, 4th; 4x4 girls, 1st; 4x4 boys 2nd.
State Track results: 3200 boys—Joey Storment, 1st gold; 1600 boys—J Storment, 1st gold; 1600 girls—Alexis Davis, 2nd silver; Pole Vault—Chelsea McDaniel, 1st gold.
French Camp Academy is blessed with coaches and an athletic staff who fear and obey God, hold high standards for athletes on field and off, strive to achieve worthwhile goals, and maximize the team’s potential without neglecting individual talents and needs. Hugh Long is just one example of the many which are called to serve as coaches at FCA. He has received Coach of the Year Awards in Boys Cross-Country and Track in 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2012. He has coached at FCA for 41 years. Hugh is pictured (right) with the 2012 Coach of the Year Award for Mississippi in the sport of Boys Cross Country. It was presented to him by the National Federation of State High School Associations on April 11 at a meeting of the MS High School Activities Association in Clinton, MS.
Tennis The Panther tennis team played against very talented teams this year, including the state champions from last year. With a number of beginners added this year, the years ahead look promising. Even though our district play did not take us to state, we had a 6-1 record against larger schools outside of the district. Team members showed enthusiasm and put forth A-1 effort in all their matches. With that kind of winning attitude, next year’s team should take the court by storm.
Baseball The FCA baseball team had a great year, playing close games with 1A – 4A teams. The Panthers finished the season12-9, with a 9-1 record in district play. The team came one game from winning the district championship, losing the last game of district play to two time state champs Nanih Waiya after defeating them 3-0 earlier in the year. u
Way to go Panthers!
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Junior - Senior 2013
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. —Jeremiah 29:11-12
The FCE and FCA choruses directed by Hannah Cross captured our attention, imagination and admiration during their end of year performances.
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Congratulations to the 2012-13 FCA Hall of Fame inductees. From left to right are Danny Ward, Kradeidra Cork, Gracie Overton, Sonyae McGee-Walker, Ben Hosket, and Michaela Parker.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. —Psalm 84: 8
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Abok Nebk wins first place in the Run for the Son’s female student category. Over 122 people registered for The Run which was sponsored by Camp of the Rising Son. Other winners were Joe Watkins, overall male, Karen Whitney, overall female, and male student, Tyler Peters. An open house followed with guests touring the CRS campus and participating in activities such as the climbing tower, leather crafts, canoeing, and horseback riding.
Sonyae McGee-Walker and Andrew Stevens were selected by the staff and student body as the 2012-13 Mr. & Miss FCA. (Andrew’s uncle, Perry, was the 1983 Mr. FCA exactly 30 years ago.)
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Despite early rain and clouds, folks at the 2013 Midsouth Star Gaze were treated to some good solid days of clear, beautiful skies. Telescopes dotted the hillside at Rainwater Observatory where novice and seasoned astronomers gathered to take a close up look at the heavens above. Day and night observing, engaging lectures, planetarium programs, and tales from far and wide all made for an interesting, informative experience.
You’re not too late!! Camp of the Rising Son is expecting over 700 campers this summer. The first week is full, but there are a few slots left in weeks 2-5.
Star Gaze is an annual event at French Camp Academy’s Rainwater Observatory. Professional research astronomers are always part of the program. This year featured galaxy researcher, Dr. William Keel from the University of Alabama, comet researcher Dr. Donna Pierce and exoplanet researcher Dr. Angelle Tanner from Mississippi State University, as well as Jarrod Marsh and David Teske. Thanks to the many staff members at FCA and Star Gaze volunteers, the 2013 Star Gaze ran smoothly. Next year’s event is scheduled for March 2629, 2014. So mark your calendars now to come to one of the biggest, most brilliant, star-studded events under some of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States. u
Plan a relaxing escape to the Rising Son Retreat Center at Lake Ann. Accommodations from primitive camping to catered gatherings are available. Contact French Camp Academy Guest Services at 662-547-6835 or view our facilities at www.frenchcamp.org\retreatcenter.
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12 • French Camp TODAY • Summer 2013 LANDERS, MRS. MILDRED Mr. and Mrs. William C. Murphree LEMON, ANNA MAE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bush Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cox, Jr. LINGLE, MILDRED Mrs. Dora M. Roell LUKEY, MRS. MAMIE Mrs. Judy Farrell MARTER, EARLENE, Grenada, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Patterson MCDONALD, J. R., Sturgis, MS Mrs. Ann Porter Miller MCDONALD, MRS. SUSAN Mr. and Mrs. William C. Murphree MCGINLEY, ALICE ANN, Greenville, MS Mrs. Louise Oakes MCINTOSH, MRS. MILDRED Mr. James M. Smiley, III MCLEOD, BOB Mr. James F. McMillin MERRITT, BETTY, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. T. Cobb Gibbs MIERS, BARBARA Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio MONTAGUE, MARY, Hattiesburg, MS Ms. Jean Turner Brewer MOORE, BETTY, Philadelphia, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber MORTON, MR. ROBERT M. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bush NAPP, ROMONIA, Meridian, MS Mr. James M. Smiley, III NICHOLS, MARGARET, Jackson, MS Max L. Waldrop OWEN, MS. MARY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw PARKER, MR. LEON Mr. and Mrs. John W. Garrard PITTMAN, JAMES C. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mangum, Jr. POGUE, BARBARA DALE, Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. Early E. Mullen R & S Construction Antioch Methodist Church POLLARD, IRA Mr. and Mrs. Larry Littlejohn PULLEN, MR. JAMES, Weir, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw QUARM, GORDON AND SUE, Rolling Fork, MS Mr. W. Charles McKamy, III QUIMBY, FRANCES, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster RATCLIFF, CHARLES B., Canton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Toxey Hall, III Quality Cleaners Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Riddell Mrs. Lucy L. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. George Artman Mrs. Mable Alice Bradley Judge and Mrs. Ray H. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Kline Ozborn, Jr. Mr. and Ms. W. S. Sligh, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bush RECORD, EDNA AND BILL, Aberdeen, MS Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RICHARDSON, MRS. MAJORIE Mr. and Mrs. William C. Murphree RIVERS, MILDRED, Llano, TX Mrs. Cynthia Faulkner RIVES, MR. RALPH, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti ROSS, JOY DOOLITTLE, Senatobia, MS Mrs. Jean C. Bennett Ms. Ethelyn Smith, MD RUTLAND, DELTON, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti Mr. S. Kent Dear, Sr. RUTLEDGE, MRS. LAURA, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson SAMPLE, DR. JENNIFER Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins SAMPSON, LESSEYE, Madison, MS Mrs. Bertyle R. Cochran SANDEFER, MRS. LOIE LATHAM, Water Valley, MS Mrs. Mary Clark Perry SANDERS, MS. ALLEE Mr. and Mrs. Johnny A. Belk SCOTT, BOBBY, Mantee, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fondren SIKES, KATHY Mrs. Jill B. Fair SIMMONS, J. T., Jackson, MS Mrs. Polly B. Allen Mrs. Pam K. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Fryant, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Langford
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Long, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lyell Mr. and Mrs. John E. McKay Mrs. Betty B. Moore Mr. and Mrs. David S. Warrington Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bush Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio SIMMONS, KITTY SUE Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Andy Doty SIMPSON, FRANCES, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Wall SMITH, BRITT, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster SMITH, CAROLYN, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. SMITH, MARY WILBURN Mrs. Joyce B. Woods SMYTH, MRS. CATHERINE Ms. Lynne Cunningham SPARKS, MR. WILLIAM MORGAN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp STAGGERS, HAROLYN Mr. Samuel T. Polk, III STANBACK, DR. CHARLES Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio STEED, BILLIE JOYCE Mrs. Elizabeth Kephart Mr. and Mrs. David McCarley STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. Hamilton Stevens STRAHAN, JUNE, Jackson, MS Mrs. Bee J. Aiken Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Fryant, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Godfrey Mr. and Mrs. Roy Phillips, Jr. Mrs. Mary E. Shapley Mr. Maurice J. Picheloup SULLIVAN, RAY Mr. James E. Poole, Jr. THACH, MARY JANE Mr. and Mrs. Bill Manning Mr. and Mrs. Derwood Strain Mr. Russell Lewis Mr. David Welch THOMPSON, DR. AND MRS. BILLY Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson, III THOMPSON, DR. W. B. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Turner TIMMONS, MR. TOMMY Mr. and Mrs. William C. Murphree TOLLISON, MILDRED Ms. Charlotte B. Abbott Mr. and Mrs. John M. Ford, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Landon Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ward Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bush Mr. and Mrs. Chamath N. Wijewardane TREHERN, FLOYD, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti TROTTER, JR., MR. W. C. Mrs. Mary Virginia Watson UPTON, JIMMIE NELL, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donnie D. Riley VERNON, LEMMA G., Madison, MS Mr. S. Kent Dear, Sr. WARD, MRS. REBA, Foley, AL Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti WARDLAW, MR. GENE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cox, Jr. WARREN, SR., LLOYD, Houlka, MS Mrs. Becky A. Harrison WATTS, LUCILLE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen Bell, Jr. Mrs. Sandra J. George Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw Ms. Helen Derryberry WEBB, EDWINA Mr. Bill Webb WETHINGTON, PATRICK, St. Louis, MO Mr. Thomas Scott Carson WHALEN, VIRGINIA B. (GINGER), Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Tickner WHITTINGTON, ETHEL AND WESLEY, McCool, MS Mrs. Rebecca Whittington WICKER, CARROL M., Meridian, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Sumrall WILKINSON, JANET, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster WILLEY, DOUG, Birmingham, AL Max L. Waldrop WINFORD, CAROLYN Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Munsey, Sr. WOLVERTON, MRS. JEANNE, Gambrills, MD Mr. and Mrs. William E. Webb WOMBLE, MRS. ELIZABETH Mr. W. C. Shoemaker Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw WRIGHT, MR. ROBERT O., Hollandale, MS Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hays Mr. and Mrs. William Jasper Jones
March ADAMS, MRS. MAGDALINE, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington ALLISON, MORRIS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander ALLRED, CHARLES R., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mosley AMEDEE, CHRISTOPHER Mrs. Lillian Reppel ANDERSON, MRS. MARIE, Corinth, MS Mr. Leroy Worsham ANDERSON, OLIVE RICHARDSON, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cartwright BAGLEY, MR. D. L. Mr. and Mrs. John Lampton Touchstone BAKER, LEWIS, Oklahoma City, OK Johnny›s Plumbing Co. BALLARD, EVELYN GUICE, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Carson Hughes BARBER, JOHN PAUL Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thomas Bohanon, Sr. BARBOUR, JOHN MCBEE, Winona, MS Mr. Miller Holmes, Jr. Mrs. Eleanor S. Forsythe Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber Mr. and Dr. Thomas Edward Guillot, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sumner BERRY, LIZ Mrs. Pam K. Brooks BETHEA, ANNE Ms. Marie Honea BETHUNE, MARTHA Mrs. Chloe F. Ganier BREWER, MR. AND MRS. W. V., Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Navidi BREYFOGLE, RICHARD D., Valparaiso, IN Mrs. Roberta C. Breyfogle BRISTER, MARY, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cartwright BROADAWAY, WILLODEEN Mrs. Pam K. Brooks BROCHARD, LUCILLE PACE Mr. and Mrs. James Herman Cooper BROOKS, SR., JOE, Cary, MS Ms. Linda S. Jue BROWN, DOROTHY Mr. and Mrs. John B. Sneed BROWN, DOTTIE Ms. Dianne Dewees BRUECK, JOHNNYE LOWE Mr. Barry Brueck BRYANT, RANDALL, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. McKay BURKE, DENNIS Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Pentecost BURKE, MAGGIE LEE Mrs. Marie Lynch BURTON, ANDREW SHELTON Mr. John Simmons BYRD, WILLIAM EARL (BILLY), Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cartwright CADE, BETH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Freedman CAIN, GERRY B., Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Polly B. Allen CALLENDER, ELIZABETH LUCINDA (BESSIE LOU) Mr. and Mrs. Scott Boyd CAMPBELL, MARGARET, Brookhaven, MS Ms. Margaret Vicki Kinsey CARLISLE, VIRGINIA Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hand CHAMBLISS, WYNELLE, Birmingham, GA Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fondren, Jr. CLARK, BETTY MORRIS Mrs. Kay Davenport Ms. Frances Fowler CLARK, CHARLIE Q. Miss Elizabeth Ann Clark CLEGG, JAMES B. Mr. and Mrs. George S. Clegg COBB, BILLY, Lena, MS Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bishop COGGINS, SADIE AND HUBERT Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COLEMAN, EVELYN, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Coleman COLEMAN, MR. J. B. Mrs. Leah Bright CONDRA, JEAN Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tadlock COOPER, PAUL LYNWOOD Mr. Mike Daniels CORKERN, O. C. (CORKY), Toomsuba, MS Mrs. Jane Kellum Mr. William R. Nettles Mr. and Mrs. Donald O. Burkart Mr. Joseph N. Graves Mr. and Mrs. James Larry Payne
CRAGIN, MRS. DENE Mrs. Patricia S. Raulston CRAIG, DAVIS, Germantown, TN Mr. and Mrs. David A. Craig CUMBAA, COLONEL NOEL Mr. and Mrs. William F. Flood Dr. and Mrs. Clark Strange Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Taylor DAVIES, JANE, Orlando, FL Mrs. Athena B. Davies DAVIS, MICKEY, Decatur, AL Mr. and Mrs. John E. McKay DEES, MRS. ALICE, Roswell, GA Mr. and Mrs. Donny Mitchell DEGUTIS, BROOKS, Germantown, TN Mr. and Mrs. David A. Craig DUGGAN, TOMMY, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber EARLE, WOODSON Ms. Doris T. Ellison EDWARDS, GLADYS Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. DeWeese EVANS, CHARLES Oktibbeha County Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop FARR, MRS. LOUISE B., Jackson, MS Max L. Waldrop FLYNN, MELANIE Mr. and Mrs. F. Lin Marvil, II FONTAINE, JOHN E., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lyell FOWLER, SAM Mr. Don E. Porter FREEMAN, CAROLINE, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. FULGHUM, BENNY Mr. and Mrs. John A. Butler FULTON, MARGERY Mr. and Mrs. Randall V. Bass Ms. Diana Cissell Ms. Mary Jo Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Dean Ms. Betty W. Mitchell Ms. Sally Townsend Valdosta State University Mr. and Mrs. Larry P. Wiley GELSTON, MARY KATHERINE, West, MS Mrs. Polly B. Allen GOODROE, MRS. SHELLEY, Conyers, GA Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Weil, Jr. GREEN, MR. E. J. Mrs. Margaret Quinn GREER, MR. Mrs. Nell McClellan GRIFFIN, RUTH Ms. Connie Heald Friends and Employees at Regions Bank Private Wealth Management Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Alderman Ms. Georgia Griffin GRUBBS, DEBRA Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Estes HARDY, CHRISTINE, Clarksdale, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Cheney HARRIS, MALCOLM H., Chesapeake, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. HARRISON, LOU, Winona, MS Mrs. Eleanor S. Forsythe HAWKINS, MRS. ADELAIDE WARD Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ward HAYS, JOHN EDGAR Mr. Maury Shurlds HENICK, CAMILLE MATHEWS, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cartwright HINES, JEAN Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. HINTON, DELORES, Pearl, MS Mrs. Dorothy Hilton HOLLEY, REGINA MOORE, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith HOLLIMAN, MILDRED, Itta Bena, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe George Saunders, Jr. Mr. Joe G. Saunders HOSEA, ROBERT Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Allen Neal HUFFMAN, FAIRY ROSE Mr. Conway Huffman HUGGINS, SR., WILLIAM P., Chesapeake, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. HUTCHERSON, HAROLD, Quitman, MS Mr. and Mrs. Chester R. Wells JAGGERS, ERIC, Okolona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Gary Carnathan JAPSER, DR. MARTIN T., Mathiston, MS Mrs. Mary A. Jasper JOHNSON, JARROD, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. DeWeese JOHNSON, MRS. ELIZABETH Dr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Pate, Jr. JONES, LINDA SUE Mrs. Cindy P. Marshall
JORDAN, LAURA MAE Mrs. Patricia Moore KEMP, MRS. DORIS Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Hammack KERR, DOROTHY Mrs. Betty Lou Motes KIDD, JIM, Winona, MS Mrs. Eleanor S. Forsythe Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sumner LAND, SARA, Winona, MS Mrs. Nell Land L. Williams LANDRUM, MRS. ALICE MAY, Jackson, MS Mrs. Elaine Clodfelter LAY, PEGGY PRESLEY Mr. and Mrs. E. Don Dickerson, Jr. Ms. Lillian P. Holbrook Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Kalka Mr. and Mrs. W. Brewer Pearson Mrs. Lucy Presley Ms. Bobbe P. Smith LEMON, MRS. ANNA MAE, Jackson, MS Mrs. Ann Lemon Doss Mr. and Mrs. Crane D. Kipp Ms. Adrianne Hall Dr. and Mrs. Gene S. Barlow Dr. and Mrs. Clark Strange Mr. and Mrs. James A. Turner LIM, MRS. DOROTHEA, Oakland, CA Ms. Linda S. Jue LONG, KIRK Mr. Jerry B. Inmon LOUIS, NANCY DUNN, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. T. Calvin Wells LOWRY, ANNETTE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Edward Brooks Swales AZO Incorporated Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Driskell, Ms. Claudia Blake and Ms. Ellen Trager LYON, DR. GEORGE D., Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. DeWeese MCALLISTER, MR. SAM Dr. David B. Wilson, Jr. MCCASKILL, JOHNNY AND DOT Mrs. Mary Lou Blair MCCLARY, ELIZABETH, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Wall MCCULLEN, DAN M. Mrs. Beth McCullen MCGOWAN, D. P. (PAT), Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cartwright MCKINLEY, AGNES Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitmire MELTON, SR., TERRY W., Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mosley MENETRE, ELLEN B. Mr. and Mrs. George T. Bailey MIMS, O. C., Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe George Saunders, Jr. Mr. Joe G. Saunders MORGAN, IV, FITZ ROBERT, Greenwood, MS Mrs. Mable Alice Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Walker Mr. J. Andrew Long Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Bleakney, Jr. MORSON, DOROTHY Brown Mrs. Georgeanne H. Sayle Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Addison Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kidd Mr. and Mrs. Larkin E. Tucker, Jr. Mrs. Lillian Webb Whittington-Sanders MORTON, BOBBY Mr. and Mrs. Tabor A. McDowell, III MOSS, WAYNE, Houlka, MS Mrs. Becky A. Harrison MULLENDORE, GEORGE PIERCE Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Ingram MURPHY, MRS. MOZELLE, Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Nail MYLES, WILLIE MAE, Meridian, MS Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lewis NICHOLS, BILLY, Jackson, MS Max L. Waldrop OWEN, MARY M., Clarksdale, MS Mr. and Mrs. Owen Oliver Mrs. Virginia C. Steadman PACE, MRS. BARBARA Dr. and Mrs. Clark Strange PEEL, JO, Millington, TN Mrs. Nell Land L. Williams PERRY, JULIA G., Jackson, MS Miss Edith L. Perry PERRY, SR., GEORGE C., Jackson, MS Miss Edith L. Perry PETERMANN, JOHN AND PAULINE Ms. Luticia Johnson POGUE, MRS. BARBARA DALE Antioch Methodist Church RANDALL, MARVIN Mr. and Mrs. Amos Edward Boyer Britt, Jr.
www.frenchcamp.org RANDOLPH, DAVID, Greenwood, MS Mrs. Judy Farrell Mobley Insurance Agency, LLC RECORD, EDNA AND BILL Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RILEY, ETHEL, Gulfport, MS Dr. Thomas F. Hewes Friday Morning Bible Study Group Mr. and Mrs. John S. Heath Mrs. Ben Watrous RODEN, RABB Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Andrews ROPER, W. A., Jackson, MS Rev. and Mrs. Billy W. Stanford ROSS, ANNA ELIZABETH Mr. Fred Ross SAMPLE, JENNIFER FOWLER Mrs. Doris C. Sweatt SANDIFER, MRS. VIRGIL
French Camp TODAY • Summer 2013 • 13 Mrs. Cindy P. Marshall SAVAGE, JR., JOHN, Fairhope, AL Max L. Waldrop SIMMONS, MR. J. T. Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Jenkins, Jr. SISTRUNK, BERTRUDE, Philadelphia, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber SMITH, CAROLYN Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. SMITH, SR., CASEY MARION, Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. G. Wayne Smith Mrs. Jimmie P. Irving SMITH, KATHERINE, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. SMITH, REBA Mr. and Mrs. Mike McGregor SODAY, NINA JEANETTE Mrs. Rosalie Strickland STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS
Mr. W. Hamilton Stevens STRAHAN, JUNE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. William E. Caldwell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Blythe B. Cragon Mr. and Mrs. R. Mark Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Folk THACH, MARY JANE, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Russell THORNTON, RUPERT BAILEY Mrs. Esther Gober TOLLISON, MILDRED Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie D. Guyton Mr. Mike Rackley Mrs. Rebecca P. Palmer TREADAWAY, RALPH AND JEAN Mrs. Margaret P. Donato TUCKER, HAL S. AND BONNIE Mr. and Mrs. J. Dexter Barr, Jr. VANTREASE, JR., DAVID
Ms. Irene M. Vantrease WADDELL, GLEN, Union, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber WALDE, GLADYS Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitmire WALDROP, DR. RODNEY, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. DeWeese WALLACE, LAMAR M., Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mosley WALTERS, JOHNNY Double C Farms of Jones County Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Danny Walters WARD, MRS. GLENDA Dr. and Mrs. Clark Strange WARDLAW, EUGENE GORDON (GENE), Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Crane D. Kipp Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mosley WATFORD, FRED AND BERNICE Mrs. Lelia Watford Eldridge
WELLS, JEANETTE Dr. A. Fred Wells, Jr. WHITMIRE, AUDREY Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitmire WHITMIRE, EMMETTE Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitmire WILKES, THERON, McCarley, MS Mrs. Eleanor S. Forsythe WILTSHIRE, MRS. CLARICE Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lack WOMBLE, MARIAN, Lena, MS Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bishop WOODHAM, MR. DOWLING, Meridian, MS Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Davis WRIGHT, BILLY JO Mrs. Grady Easom
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. —2 Timothy 3:14-15
Lux Vitae: Yearbook of Excellence
Mission to Mexico Team Members
On March 12, a team of eleven from seven churches left FCA for the spring break mission trip to Mexico. The next day they crossed the border and moved into accommodations at Getsémani Retreat Center in Acuña, Mexico.
By Sylvia Dickson
The FCA yearbook has been known by several names through the decades including The Bell, The Bulldog, The White Panther and The Panther. In 1959, the name Lux Vitae, Latin for Light of Life, was adopted. The 2013 issue will be the 55th by this name. For the next few days the team provided VBS programs for children in the mornings and afternoons at several sites and at night they spent time with the youth group. The Lord provided 35-50 children plus adults at each ministry site. Our VBS program was done in Spanish and consisted of puppets, music, skits, clowning, Bible verse memorization, crafts, gospel illusions and balloon animals. We made use of a portable puppet stage, sound system with wireless mics and recorded music.
This spring, our yearbook staff and sponsor attended the spring convention of The Mississippi Scholastic Press Association at Ole Miss. The MSPA exists to support, promote and nurture journalism in a high school setting through workshops, competitions, conventions and online aids and advice.
In addition to the VBS program, team members helped with construction, plumbing and electrical work at the Acuña ministry sites, as well as a monetary gift for the work. Plans are to return next year during March and to take some workers to do construction in addition to the VBS team.
At the convention, FCA competed with 13 1A-4A schools and received the following five awards for the 2011-12 Yearbook: First in photography, first in copy, second in theme, second in general excellence and second in art.
This year’s team consisted of Sarah Brannan, Susanna Davenport, Hannah McKnight, Emily Breese, Tyler Peters, Hunter McKnight, Anne Claire McKnight, Doug Herring, Tami McKnight, Tim and Leslie Comings.
The yearbook staff sponsor is Kim Hosket. The 2012 Lux Vitae student staff were Michaela Parker, Editor; Kallye Varner, Page Designer; Katherine Witt, Photographer/Page Designer; Danny Ward, Scanner/ Page Designer; and Kasey Cooper, Photoshop/Page Designer. Pictured above are Danny Ward, Mrs. Hosket and Michaela Parker.
We thank God for His protection and blessing. To God be the glory great things He hath done. u
Congratulations! Y’all are a winning team. u
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NEEDS LIST Student Homes • Funding for birthday parties for the year ...................... $250 • Renovate a bathroom ................................................ $5,000
Rainwater • good working gas powered chain saw ........................... $250 • white exterior water based house paint ......................... $400 • white exterior oil based enamel paint ............................ $400
Counseling Center • couches, upholstered chairs, end tables, lamps, etc. ... $2,500
Welcome Center • carpet ....................................................................... $4,000
Historic District • airless paint sprayer....................................................... $600 • 12-16 ft trailer to haul debris and equipment ............ $1,500
Vehicles • • • •
This is what the LORD says: Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.—Isaiah 56:1
2 roadworthy ½ ton pickup trucks box truck for the food pantry and thrift store sedan or similar car averaging 27 mpg or more for staff to take the FCA message on the road 4 seat ATV to transport campers at Camp of the Rising Son
Construction and Agricultural Equipment • Mini-excavator(mini-trackhoe), skid steer loader (bobcat type loader), backhoe, heavy duty bushhog—5 or 6 feet wide, 50-65 HP tractor
Festivities at Pioneer Day in French Camp included: Competing Shopping Dancing Watching Music Eating Petting Zoo Strolling Visiting
Put next year’s French Camp Pioneer Day on your calendar: Saturday, May 10, 2014. Harvest Festival this year will be on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Contact us at (662) 547-6482 about sending your donations for the auction.
At the 38th Catfish Festival in Belzoni on Saturday April 6, Jim Reed, President of Guarantee Bank and Trust Company of Belzoni, presented Chuck Carroll, Station Manager of WFCA FM-108, with a check for $1000.00 for a student scholarship for LaBrisha Willoughby.
PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS
We are thankful for all our men and women who serve in the armed forces, but especially those with French Camp connections. Please pray for them as they defend us at home and abroad. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:1-2 NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY French Camp Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.
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F rench C amp A cademy A lumni N ews Where Are They Now?
Tough Game: True Calling By Sylvia Dickson
Josie Cooke attended French Camp Academy from 1987–1993, graduated salutatorian of her class and is a FCA Hall of Fame member. While at FCA she played basketball, ran track and was a cheerleader.
Alumni Day 2013 The sun was shining brightly on Saturday, May 4, as FCA alumni gathered at the King Auditorium. Former students from near and far waved, hugged and chattered away as they savored Miss Annie’s cinnamon rolls and hot coffee. The business meeting was short and sweet. Lance Ragsdale, Administrator of Alumni Affairs, opened the meeting with prayer. New officers were announced by Lisa Edwards Henning, outgoing president and Panther fanatic. Alumni then made their way to the dining hall for a satisfying barbeque lunch.
Josie received a dual B.A. in Psychology and Visual Arts from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2010, she earned a Doctorate from Colorado State University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida with an emphasis in Sport Psychol- Josie and her husband, Steven, married in 2010. Steven is from Booneville, ogy.
Mississippi and is an area manager for a large staffing company. They have two wonderful dogs and reside in Oxford, MS.
Josie is a Licensed Counseling and Sport Psychologist, an Association for Applied Sport Psychology certified sport psychology consultant and a clinical hypnotherapist. Presently, she is the Counseling and Sport Psychologist for The University of Mississippi Athletic Department. Also, she has earned a place on the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry to work with Olympic teams and athletes.
Josie had this to say about FCA: FCA made me strong, independent, and able to take care of myself…being in a dorm with so many girls developed in me the fervent curiosity about people and relationships that led me into psychology. The sports I played there were an awesome outlet and I was able to continue that throughout my life. My coach, Lynn Stegall, instilled in me a value for mental toughness and the mental side of athletics. I learned the importance of commitment and perseverance in academics and I was able to apply the strong work ethic I had learned to obtain my doctorate as well as ongoing certifications and specialty skills.
First Presbyterian Church Starkville Men of the Church provided and grilled the sumptuous chicken. Southern Flair gospel bluegrass band provided entertainment during the luncheon. The new Queen (President) of the Alumni Association, Tonya Barlow, made her first appearance and presented Sarah Skidmore with the Young Alumnus of the Year Award and Tony Thomas presented the Alumnus of the Year to Larry Hipp. Sarah Roberts Skidmore, class of 2000, is the daughter of Terry and Mary Roberts. She is married to Josh Skidmore, FCA graduate of 1997. They have two children Jillian (8) and Josiah (3). Sarah works as the registrar at Camp of the Rising Son.
I’m not sure why but I have been unbelievably blessed with an incredibly rich life by God and I am so grateful. –Josie Cooke Nicholson
Coach McKnight encouraged me that life circumstances never have to dictate my dedication, motivation, or focus on my studies or pursuit of my goals. I also remember Mr. Lawson and Mrs. Hill encouraging me to use writing as an outlet and I not only still journal consistently but I encourage clients to use writing to help them learn more about themselves. FCA provided a safe place for me to grow and without a doubt God used my time there to help prepare me for the work He has given me the opportunity to do. u
Congratulations to the new officers for the FCA Alumni Association. Pictured from left to right are: seated—Brittany Henson Henderson (03), Secretary; Linda Thomas McDaniel (64), Treasurer; Johnnie Lou Thomas Henderson (64), Publicity Chairperson; Susanna Davenport (04), Membership Chairperson; standing—Tonya McClurg Barlow (97), President; Becky Patterson Rogers (61), Vice President; Glen Blaine (88), Project Chairperson.
Larry Hipp, graduate of 1965, returns to FCA each year with his wife Josie to attend the Early ‘60s Reunion on Friday evening and Alumni Day on Saturday. He and Josie have two sons and two grandsons. Larry worked at Scott Paper & Kimberly Clark for 35 years, and he is a deacon at Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile Alabama.
Check the French Camp Website: www.frenchcamp.org For updated information on Alumni Events, Employment Opportunities and Needs.
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FCA Adds Middle School By Sylvia Dickson
When 7th and 8th graders return to FCA in August, they will no longer walk across campus to the public elementary school. Instead their classes will be officially a part of the French Camp Academy academic program.
Game On: FCA is 4 Out of 4 by Sylvia Dickson
French Camp Academy has earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. Approximately a quarter of the charities Charity navigator evaluates receive their highest rating.
The Opportunity Since its inception, FCA has offered private Christian education for grades 9 – 12. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, FCA will also operate its own middle school. Grades seven through twelve, boarding and community students, will be under one roof.
The four out of four star rating indicates that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
For years French Camp Academy has worked in partnership with the public grammar school, French Camp Elementary to educate our first – eighth grade boarding students. Due to a court order restructuring the Choctaw County public schools, the 7th and 8th grades will close in the French Camp public school. FCE will continue to serve our 1st – 6th grade boarding students.
FCA has been recognized for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates French Camp Academy from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.
The Need As with any endeavor worth doing, this wonderful opportunity creates a need. And not just a need, but a pressing need! The new changes take effect in August, so your help is needed now in preparation for this transition. As we step up to the challenge of building a middle school program in the space of 3 months, we must hire additional teachers, supply books and classroom materials, and find additional classroom space to accommodate two new grades. Will you help us this first year with a financial gift? God is giving us a great opportunity to extend our ministry into another area. We gladly accept the challenge, and hope you will join with us as we serve young people and their families for the glory of God.
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