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Student Athletes of the Month

3 months ago

Abbie Mitchell

APRIL

Abbie Mitchell, a senior at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Athlete of the Month. She has a 4.17 GPA. Abbie plays tennis. She is also a member of Beta and Vice President of FCA. She is the recipient of the Latin award, a finalist in the selection tournament and won the most improved award in tennis. Abbie also enjoys playing the piano. Upon graduation, Abbie plans to attend Itawamba Community College and pursue a degree in pharmacy. She is the daughter of Wade and Dodie Mitchell.

Brylee Poteete

MARCH

Brylee Poteete, a junior at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Athlete of the Month. He has a 3.8 GPA. Brylee is the third baseman for the Topper baseball team. He is also on the principal honor's roll. Brylee is a member of Parkway Baptist Church youth group. He enjoys playing baseball, being outside and spending time with friends. Brylee plans to attend East Mississippi Community College and then transfer to Mississippi State University to pursue a major in sports medicine. He is the son of Bryan Poteete and Tana McQuary.

Abby Kate Boyer

FEBRUARY

Abby Kate, a sophomore at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Athlete of the Month. She has a 4.08 GPA. Abby Kate is a member of the HHS archery team and the TopperPride band. She is also the district Anchor Club president elect, as well as a member of Student Council and Beta. Abby Kate plans to attend a 4-year university upon graduation. She is the daughter of Buz and Kathryn Boyer.

Makiya McCoy

JANUARY

Makiya McCoy, a sophomore at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Student Athlete of the Month. She has a 3.72 GPA. Makiya plays guard for the Lady Hilltoppers basketball team. Makiya is also a member of the HHS Beta Club and is an honor roll student. Mikaya plans to attend Jackson State University and pursue a career as an obstetrician-gynecologist. She is the daughter of Trista Richardson and James McCoy.


Michael Ann Chandler

DECEMBER

Michael Ann Chandler, a freshman at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Student Athlete of the Month. She has a 4.0 GPA. Michael Ann plays softball and basketball and runs track and cross country at HHS. She enjoys reading, watching Netflix, playing sports and hanging out with her friends. She plans to obtain her bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University before going on to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.  She is the daughter of Chad and Valerie Chandler.


Janyola Jones

NOVEMBER

Janyola Jones, a sophomore at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Student Athlete of the Month. She has a 4.0 GPA. Janyola is a member of the Houston High School ladies basketball team. She is also an honor roll student. Janyola enjoys playing basketball and reading in her spare time. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi upon graduation. She is the daughter of Jeffery and Shequala Jones. Janyola is pictured with Farm Bureau Agent Ty Stroup.


Jordan Ashley Harmon

OCTOBER

Jordan Ashley Harmon, a senior at Houston High School, is the Farm Bureau Student Athlete of the Month. She has a 3.76 GPA. Jordan is a member of the Houston High School Cheerleading Squad.  She is a four-time All American Cheerleader, honor roll student, and future special honor graduate. In her spare time, she enjoys cheer, water sports, shopping and sleeping. She plans to attend Itawamba Community College upon graduation and be on the ICC Indianette Dance Team. She is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Harmon and pictured with Farm Bureau Agent Kim Taylor.


Ajay Patel

SEPTEMBER

Ajay Patel, a senior at Houston High School, is the Alfa Athlete of the Month for September. He has a 4.2 GPA. Ajay is a member of the cross country team and is on the superintendent's honor roll. He is also a member of the Student Council, the Anchor Club, the Beta Club and the Solar Car Team. Ajay enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing sports and playing the piano. He plans to attend either The University of Mississippi or Mississippi State University upon graduation. Ajay is the son of Kunthavai and Shailesh Patel.

Peyton Brassfield

AUGUST

Peyton Brassfield, a senior at Houston High School, is the Alfa Athlete of the Month for August. He has a 3.87 GPA. Peyton is a member of both the cross country and track and field teams at HHS. He earned Cross Country All-Region twice and was the 3200-Meter District and Regional Champion for track. Peyton is a member of FCA and the Anchor Club. When Peyton is not running, he enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with his friends and cooking. He plans to attend Itawamba Community College or Mississippi State University upon graduation. Peyton is the son of Jason and Amanda Brassfield.

Students of the Month

3 months ago

Jaleah Jones

APRIL

Jaleah is a senior at Houston High School, where she plays left field for the Lady Toppers Softball Team and post/guard for the Lady Toppers Basketball Team. She is a member of the French Honor Society and will graduate in May with special honors. In addition to playing softball and basketball, Jaleah also serves on the video/audio team at Christian Fellowship Church. Jaleah plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College upon graduation. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Shequala Jones.

Calee Cockell

MARCH

Calee is a senior at Houston High School, where she is a diamond girl, cheerleader and member of culinary arts. Calee will be a special honor graduate this May and is on the Superintendent's Honor Roll. She plans to attend Itawamba Community College and then transfer to Mississippi University for Women to become a nurse anesthetist.  Calee is the daughter of John Paul and Cindy Cockell.

Gabriela Bedolla

FEBRUARY

Gabriela is a senior at Houston High School, where she is a member of Anchor, Student Council, BETA, and the French Honor Society. She also plays clarinet for the Topper Pride Band. She had the highest average in French 2 on the national French exam, placed thirteenth in the nation and eleventh in the state. In her free time, she enjoys reading and walking her dog. Gabriela plans to attend Itawamba Community College and then transfer to the University of Mississippi and pursue a degree in history. She is the daughter of Jose and April Bedolla.

Abbie Mitchell

JANUARY

Abbie is a senior at Houston High School, where she is vice president of FCA, plays girls' single tennis, and is a member of the BETA club. She has earned the Latin Highest Average Award and placed as a Top Ten Selection Tournament Finalist for Bible drills. She enjoys playing the piano and violin and participating in Bible drills. Abbie plans to attend Itawamba Community College and pursue a degree in biology. She is the daughter of Wade and Dodie Mitchell.

Tab Byrne

DECEMBER

Tab Byrne is a senior at Houston High School where he plays percussion for the Topper Pride Band and is the drum captain for the second consecutive year.  Byrne is the recipient of the Guartlet Award. He is also a part of the Northeast Mississippi Youth Foundation. Byrne plans to attend Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He is the son of Tom and Carol Byrne.


Cortney Earnest

NOVEMBER

Cortney Earnest is a senior at Houston High School where she is Student Council president, French Honor Society president, PR officer of the Anchor Club, and a member of Beta Club. Cortney also plays the trombone in the Topper Pride Band and is an honor roll student, including having the highest average in French 1 & 2. She also received the DAR American History award. Cortney plans to attend Itawamba Community College and then transfer to Southern Mississippi or Pensacola State College. She is the daughter of Pam and Clint Earnest.


Ajay Patel

OCTOBER

Ajay Patel is a senior at Houston High School. He has a 4.2 GPA. Ajay is a member of the cross country team and is on the superintendent's honor roll. He is also a member of the Student Council, the Anchor Club, the Beta Club and the Solar Car Team. Ajay enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing sports and playing the piano. He plans to attend either The University of Mississippi or Mississippi State University upon graduation. Ajay is the son of Kunthavai and Shailesh Patel.

Kanazsha Cooper

SEPTEMBER


Kanazsha is a senior at Houston High School, where she is a member of Beta Club, Student Council and Anchor Club. She has received awards for French 1, U.S. History and Woodmen of America. She is also on the superintendent's honor roll. Kanazsha enjoys volunteering, shadowing at a medical clinic and spending time with her friends and family. Kanazsha plans to major in biology upon graduation. Kanazsha is the daughter of Charlie and Jacqueline Cooper. 




Mackenzie Huffman

AUGUST

Mackenzie is a senior at Houston High School, where she serves as president of both Anchor Club and FFA. She is also a member of FCA and the TopperPride Band, where she plays the mellophone and French horn. She is an honor roll student and enjoys reading, playing piano, kayaking and hiking in her free time. Mackenzie plans to join the National Guard upon graduation and attend college to pursue a degree in foreign languages. She also plans to participate in ROTC to be commissioned as an officer. Mackenzie is the daughter of Brand and Amanda Huffman.

Teacher of the Month

8 months ago


         Teachers of the Month for Fall Semester 2017
L-R: Ann Beck-Willis (October); Kim Sellers (August); Peggy Shempert (September); 
AK Davis (November); and Cathy Spencer (December)