Two special events are planned for this evening, when the Biloxi High football team hosts Fort Walton Beach.
During a halftime ceremony, Mayor A.J. Holloway will make Fort Walton Beach artist Marlin Miller an honorary citizen of Biloxi in recognition of his volunteer work in creating more than a dozen sculptures from standing dead trees in the median of U.S. 90 in Biloxi.
Said Holloway: “Marlin Miller has created a series of landmarks in our community, and we want him to know that we sincerely appreciate his gift to this community," Holloway said. "We also wanted to make sure the people of Fort Walton Beach knew how great of a guy he is.”
To see examples of Miller’s work in Biloxi, click here.
During the next three home football games, cheerleaders will be passing buckets throughout the audience to collect money for Dikeford-New Hartford School in Iowa, which was devastated by the tornados and floods last year.
Said Suzie Seymour of the Biloxi Athletic Department: “The buckets were donated by Mary Mahoney Old French House Restaurant. We’ll be filling them with cash instead of gumbo.”
Sophomores, juniors registering for tests
Sophomores and juniors are now registering for the PSAT, which is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholars; and the PLAN, the pre-ACT .
The PSAT is available to sophomores and juniors and will take place Oct 15. The cost of the test is $15. The PLAN, which is only for sophomores, will be administered on Nov. 12; cost is $10.
Registration is in the Biloxi High School Career Center.
BHS plans financial aid night for parents of seniors
Biloxi High School will host its annual Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
A program is planned to give parents and seniors an overview of the college application process, scholarships and financial aid.
Counselors will be available to answer questions and schedule personal appointments, if needed.
All parents of seniors are encouraged to attend. The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria.
News and notes
Popp’s Ferry Fit: District administrators, school staff and students at Popp’s Ferry Elementary will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield executives on Sept. 24 to dedicate their new Project Fit play area at the school.
2nd Cup: The next 2nd Cup of Coffee gatherings will take place on Oct. 10 at schools throughout the Biloxi school district. The monthly initiative, which made its debut in September, is a chance for parents to meet informally with principals and school staff. Times will vary at each school, since school days begin at different times, but parents will be notified through Connect-Ed messages. Banners also will be hung at each school to promote the event.