Tougaloo President Visits MHS

Dr. Beverly Hogan was joined by a delegation from Tougaloo College in a tour of Meridian High School. This is the second college or university president to tour the school this year.

MHS principal Victor Hubbard says the purpose of the tours is two-fold: to find out what Meridian High has to offer and to let students know what Tougaloo College has to offer them.

"If we can begin to build this kind of education connection, our students will come out of our secondary institutions so much better prepared for college work," Dr. Hogan said.

That's why Hubbard says the school's administration decided to embark on something different this year, by formally inviting college and university presidents to the campus for a personal tour.

"We've also invited Mississippi State and we'll have tour with them when school starts back in the fall," Hubbard said. "We've also invited Belhaven. We just want to have a variety of colleges and university presidents come here to see what we're offering. We want every student to learn that college is an available option and it's more critical now than ever."

With outstanding accomplishments in an array of sports, Hubbard says Meridian High is also on track to succeed in the area that's most important.

"And you will be reading about us in months to come, because we are going to move from good to great in our academics," said Hubbard.


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  • by Parent Location: Meridian, MS on May 27, 2011 at 09:46 PM
    Teacher: Dead beat negative teachers (NOT THE GOOD ONES) is one of the factors which has brought down MPSD. I hope you are on the list to retire soon.
  • by Retired Teacher of MHS on May 17, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    To the teacher who made the comment, no it is not "Harvard", however our kids need all the exposure possible from positive influence rather than negative. It is very negative of you as a teacher to even post such a comment. Live by the old saying "if you don't have something good to say, then don't say anything at all", therefore hush!!!!!
  • by Teacher on May 16, 2011 at 08:54 PM
    Its Tougaloo lady... not Harvard. She is looking for more tax dollars through poor children in bad situations and nothing done by the current administration made this happen other than a "please come" post card.
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      by Peabody on May 17, 2011 at 06:01 AM in reply to Teacher
      It's MHS lsdy. How many from MHS can afford Harvard? Tougaloo is a fine college with a rich history that might be affordable to some. If all it takes to get these people to visit is a post card then that is money well spent. If that visit helps one kid to get a college education from a 50 cent post card send out a thousand and hope.
  • by Community Member Location: North Hills on May 16, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    Hats off to MHS!!!!Never in the History has there been a College President to visit Meridian High. Under Mr. Hubbard's administration there has been two. Mr. Hubbard, and the entire MHS Faculty has really stepped up and they are moving from "Good to Great" now let us get behind them and throw in our support.
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