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Page 8 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, April 18, 2013 / l w'flkinson County Chxisffan Academy News[ Our students have been for her essay about Anna busy preparing for their Smith Strong, a forgotten Field Day program "I Am a patriot of the American Rev- Can Do Kid." Please join us olution. Selah will now par- for Field Day April 20. Stu- ticipate in the national com- dents are selling raffle tick- petition. Selah is the daugh- ets for a chance to win ter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael $1000, which has been do- Cowan of Doloroso. hated by Concordia Bank. Eighth grader Joshua Congratulations to Selah Leger and ninth grader Cowan for winning regionals Austin Hendry along with Port Gibson Announces Plans For Sesquicentennial Celebration Port Gibson Gets Humphreys, and their fami- ly were escorted from the Set For 150th Governor's Mansion in Jack- Commemoration son. And lastly, the tour will include A. K. Shaffer, whose On the weekend of April home was the setting for the 19 and 20, Port Gibson's first shot fired in the Battle Sesquicentennial Commit- of Port Gibson, but who tee will present the follow- worked to reconcile Yankee ing activities for locals and and Confederate soldiers af- visitors to join in the com- ter the Civil War. memoration of the 150th General Hills Anniversary of the Civil Retired Brigadier Gener- War. al Parker Hills has been -- "Whispers in the leading tours of the Port Cedars," the initial cemetery Gibson Battlefield for many in beautiful Wintergreen years. He will have plenty of Cemetery at 7 p.m. on Fri- facts to share with Civil War day, April 19, and both 5 enthusiasts as they travel p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, with him. General Hills is April 20. the author and co-author of -- Retired Brigadier several books including General Parker Hills will Vicksburg Campaign Dri- lead a Port Gibson Battle- ring Tour Guide and Reced- field Tour from 10 a.m. un~ ing Tide: ~r~cksburg and Get- 12 p.m. on April 20. tysburg with Edwin C. -- Civil War Reenactors Bears. from Crystal SpriL ~ and Reenactors Natchez will be s: t ~.~) at Traveling out of Grand Grand Gulf Military Monu- Gulf Military Monument ment Park (7 miles outside Park, visitors will get the Port Gibson) from Friday, flavor of life during the Civil April 19, until noon on Sun- War, thanks to the fellows day, April21. from Crystal Springs and With the area proclaim- Natchez who will be camp- ing, "Port Gibson, Where the ing and cooking as well as Vicksburg Campaign Be' answering their questions gan," anyone with interest on the same time period. in the Civil War will have Those attending this event great opportunities to ob- will need to purchase tickets serve and learn more about at the park museum which this most difficult time for are $1 for students in 1st- the South. 12th grade, $3 for all others Whispers In The Cedars under 60, and $2 for those Appearing in the Winter- 60 and over. green Cemetery tour will be Tour Tickets Major General Earl Van Tickets for "Whispersin Dorn, who fought Comanche the Cedars" will be $10 for Indians before gaining fame adults and $5 for children as the general who saved under 12. Tours will begin at Holly Springs from the Yan- City Hall on College Street kees, along with several with shuttle services avail- young soldiers who lost their able to the cemetery. Gener- lives fighting in the Battle of al Hills' tour will cost $10 Port Gibson on May 1, 1863. and also will start at City Dr. Richard Cmede Whar- Hall with a shuttle avail- ten will cover the scourge of able. the Yellow Fever Epidemic For more information, of 1878 while Captain W.H. call Port Gibson/Claiborne Hastings recalls his adven- County Chamber of Com- tures with the Claiborne merce at 601-37-4251 Guards before his death at Allen Collections the Battle 0f Seven Pines. Women featured include While waiting for the Kate Butler reading letters shuttle ride to Wintergreen she wrote to her father, a Cemetery, visitors are invit- prisoner of war; Ruth ed to tour the Allen Photog- Shreve Guthrie who recalled raphy Collection, a set of Yankee raids; and Mildred photos taken by L. B. Allen Maury Humphreys, who de- in the early 20th Century scribed how her husband, which encapsulate life at Governor Benjamin that time. seventh grader Selah Cowan will read their DAR essays at Rosalie in Natchez April 16. We are proud of you, stu- dents. Austin Hendry placed first in state competition at Mississippi State University for his science fair project. Congratulations, Austin. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hendry of Woodxdlle. WCCA Child Care had much fun visiting Bethel Plantation, where the chil- dren enjoyed seeing horses, chickens, peacocks, goats, beautiful dogs, and ducks living their normal day on the farm. The children fed them and were taught what each animal does to provide for the farm. They saw dif- ferent stages of chickens as they hatched from their eggs to hens laying their eggs. This farm is located in Woodville; Miss Kim sug- gests that local residents should pay the farm a visit. Contact Monique for a tour. During the week of spring break, the children enjoyed building a butterfly garden on campus as they prepared for the larvae that they will receive next week. The children have been en- gaged in a curriculum called "Eco-Buddies" where they learned about recycling and caring for the world God gave us. Recently, students toured Concordia Metals in Vidalia where they opened an ac- count to take cans that they are collecting for recycling. If you would like to help them, you may bring your cans to the center. The children were very impressed by what they saw and learned there. Recycling one drink can can save the electricity to power a television for three hours. We are now re- cycling used ink jet and ton- er cartridges, old cell phones, digital cameras, i pods, lap- tops and aluminum. Thanks to the community for help- ing the Child Care Center. We have made $412.13 on these items since September. Please call Kim Tharp at 601-888-3744 for pick up. Students also visited LASM in Baton Rouge where the students enjoyed hands on science activities. We hope to see our entire community come together for the benefit of our stu- dents at Field Day Saturday, April 20, 2013! Thank you to all for supporting Wilkinson County Christian Academy. 980 U. S. Hwy. 61 Woodvil le ~ ~ ~'~ 601-888-6053 Licensed in MS & LA -- Trane Dealer -- ELECTRICAL HEATING & COOLING REFRIGERATION * PLUMBING Stand-By Generators Tankless Water Heaters Appliance Repair Technicians: Charles Smith Brian McKlemurry & Mark Sanders Cowan Named Regional DAR Winner WINS STATE, SOUTHEAST REGION TITLES -- Wilkinson County Christian Academy seventh grade student Selah Cowan, right, has written an essay which has been selected as the Daughters of the American Revolution American Histo- ry Essay state winner. Her entry was then judged at the Southeast Region level and was also chosen as the top 7th grade entry. She will now compete against other regional winners for the national award for her grade level. Cowan, right, is pictured with WCCA teacher Casey Dobson, who has been assigning the topic for the American History Essay contest to her 7th and 8th grade classes for the past several years. -- Photo Submitted WCCA STUDENT'S CA, were scheduled to attend dence and to explain why it is ESSAY IN NATIONAL the Natchez Chapter meeting especially important to honor COMPETITION at Rosalie in Natchez to read the unsung heroes and often their essays to chapter mem- forgotten patriots. The Natchez Chapter of bets, their families and guests. WCCA teacher ,Casey the Daughters of the Ameri- The American History Es-Dobson has been assigning can Revolution has been noti- say contest is sponsored by the topic chosen for the fled that their 7th grade the National Society Daugh- American Histery Essay con- American History Essay con- ters of the American Rovolu- test to her 7th and 8th grade test entrant, who has already tion as part of their educa- classes for several years, but been honored as the Missis- tional programs to encourage this is the first time one of sippi winner for that grade, the study of American Histo- her students has been select- has been selected as the ry. This year's topic focused ed as a state or regional level Southeastern United States on the groups, includingwinner. regional winner. African Americans, Native "We feel this type of writ- Wflldnson County Christ- Americans, Hispanics anding project is a wonderful op- ian Academy seventh grade Others, who provided mfli- porttmity to familiarize stu- student Selah Cowan will now tary, patriotic and public dents with historical re- compete with the other region- service in support of the search and a formal writing al winners for the national American Revolution. Stu- style," said local DAR offi- award. On Tuesday, April 16, dents were asked to describe cials. "We are very proud of the chapter's five winners for a particular person or group Selah and want to wish her their grade levels, two from and how they supported the the best of luck at the nation- Cathedral and three from WC- cause for American Indepen- al competition." 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Special Field Day guests will be the 1993 State Basketball Champs Field Day is such an important tradition at WCCA. Through the generous support of our parents, alumni and patrons at Field Day, WCCA is able to exist as it does and has for the last forty-one years. We thank everyone, whether far and near, for their part in making WCCA such a fundamental, part of this community. Please, bring your family and friends to Field Day on Saturday, April 20th. We need you all! 10:30 Report to Home Room Teacher 10:30 Country Store & Sweet Tooth 10:30 Silent Auction 11 a.m. Children's Program 11:30 Lunch/BBQ Chicken Dinners 11:30-3:30 Children's Games on Football Field 11:30-3:30 Teen Fun Fest on Football Field 12:30 p.m. Auction Begins following Introduction of 1993 Championship Basketball Team $1000 Raffle during auction