New Principal Named for MHS

At a news conference Tuesday morning, interim superintendent Dr. Terry Larabee said Victor Hubbard was chosen to be principal for Meridian High school because he's a proven leader and has community support.

Hubbard is currently the ninth grade administrator, which is already part of the high school.

Hubbard gave a general outline of his goals, and he said the first is order.

"We will restore order at Meridian High School. We will foster a climate where students are able to learn and are happy about coming to school," said Hubbard. "We're going to support teachers and help teachers to make them feel comfortable about teaching, and just to make Meridian High School a wonderful place to be."

"He's just garnered a lot of community support," said interim superintendent Dr. Terry Larabee. "Everything he's done been well received by the community. We've had a lot of input from the community and encouraged to give him an opportunity to work at the high school. He works well with the teachers."

Current high school principal, Vicky Hood, is staying as principal through the end of her contract.

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  • by CONGRATS on Apr 18, 2010 at 11:29 AM
    I think Mr. Hubbard can make a change at MHS ... I think it was a great choice!
  • by Sandra on Apr 17, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    Congrats Mr. Hubbard!
  • by Meridian High 9th grade student Location: Meridian on Apr 15, 2010 at 04:25 PM
    I am so glad that Mr.Hubbard is going to be with me through out the rest of my highschool years. He is a wonderful person and we love him. He has made us a star school and im sure that he will do the same for the whole highschool
  • by Rhemalyn Location: Oakley Training School on Apr 15, 2010 at 08:47 AM
    Congrats to Mr. Hubbard on your promotion!!! Not only is Mr. Hubbard a true soldier, he's firm, but fair! First and foremost, he is a Christian who believes in our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Choir Director of Stronger Hope Baptist Church and is very faithful within his church. I am so happy that he is too BLESSED to be stressed.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Apr 14, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    From what I have heard about Mr. Hubbard's record, it seems that he is an excellent choice in several areas. MHS and its students need to get back on track, and the students need to learn how to behave like normal students. Go for it, Mr. Hubbard; you can do this. I KNOW you can!
  • by Kim Location: Meridian on Apr 14, 2010 at 03:46 PM
    Congrats to Mr. Hubbard! Meridian is very fortunate to have someone who cares about students and wants to see students strive to reach high goals. He puts discipline and learning in the right atmosphere! I know him on a professional level, never disappointed me in anyway!
  • by rooster Location: Meridian on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    I hope he is the right man for the job. Why is it racist to ask if his hiring had anything to do with affirmative action? Had a caucasion person been picked do you think the grievance community would have stood quietly? Judging by the support he has, maybe he'll be more old school...make kids earn their education. I still have little faith in our education system that has long since been corrupted by special interest groups and teachers unions. If I see him standing up for the principles that our nation were founded and instill them in our students, then we should all rally behind and support Mr. Hubbard. Most all Americans could care less of the color of ones skin. I was being sarcastic. It is the Sharpton's,Louis Farrahkans and Jeremiah Wrights that foment racial discord in our nation.
  • by KAYDEN Location: MERIDIAN on Apr 14, 2010 at 09:53 AM
  • by mimi Location: county on Apr 14, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    I'm white and I think this was an excellent choice! I've heard nothing but good things about Mr. Hubbard, and wish him and Meridian High great success!! Congratulations to the school board in this move.
  • by Out-side the box Location: Meridian on Apr 14, 2010 at 09:12 AM
    You can thank Mr. Kent for seeing Mr. Hubbard's leadership potentials. He moved him from Carver as Asst. Principal to Kate Griffin as principal. If it wasn't for Mr. Kent, Mr. Hubbard would be sitting at Carver, being frustrated.
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