During her junior year of high school in Sumner, a small Mississippi Delta hamlet, Patti Carr Black could count her classmates by using less than 10 fingers. When the county schools consolidated the following year as West Tallahatchie High School, her 1951 graduating class was 30 students.
Marchita Mauck, a Columbus native, entered The W in 1960 with the intention of becoming an English and history major, a goal she pursued until her junior year. It was then she was assigned a student worker job in the art department and crossed paths with Professor Mary Evelyn Stringer. That meeting changed the course of her career—and her life.
Kyla Norwood is familiar with the term 'namaste'—the way of greeting another in the Indian Hindu culture. The 11-year-old also can you tell you a thing or two about saris, a drape commonly worn by women of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
If you want to be inspired, Leigh Pourciau's classroom at Germantown Middle School in Madison is the place to be. Students lucky enough to find themselves there often are surprised by their own talent as they grow in confidence and competence.
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