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USDA/1890 national scholarship deadline Feb. 1

While students are busy applying to colleges and universities, their parents are wondering about financing their children’s aspirations. College expenses paid, summer internships and a good chance for a professional position upon graduation may seem like a dream in today’s economy. However, this can be reality if a student is selected as an U.S. Department of Agriculture/1890 Scholar.

12 Southwood teachers honored

Twelve teachers at Southwood Elementary School were honored for the Model Classrooms for Accelerated Reader and Master Classrooms for Accelerated Reader program by Renaissance Learning Inc. The reader program focuses on improving student reading and comprehension.