We would like to give a huge congratulations to Tyler Highfield for completing his first solo flight last week on his 16th birthday- the youngest the Federal Aviation Administration allows! Tyler, a SA sophomore, has over 26 hours of flight time and has been training with Circle S Aviation in Starkville.
Dr. Mike Brown, the state climatologist for Mississippi and a professor of meteorology/climatology at MSU, came to SA this past week to show our yearbook students all about shooting pictures, AND he also donated a very impressive camera to our yearbook staff. Dr. Brown donated a Canon 7D Mark II with a sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens.
Dr. Brown has been taking pictures for SA in the past, and is extrememly talented! We are so grateful to him for coming to our school and showing us how to get the perfect shot! Thank you so so much, Dr. Brown! We can't wait to show you all the pictures we get!
Our very own Matthew Daves, sophomore and member of Boy Scout Troop 45, donated his Eagle Scout project to Mississippi State’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability Wednesday.
Daves built sensory boards for the T.K. Martin Center’s preschool. The sensory boards can help the preschoolers in language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, and problem solving skills!
We would like to give a huge thank you to Dr. James Hardin, Interim Director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University, for coming to teach Coach Morgan's classes about early Mesopotamia and Egyptian civilizations.
Dr. Hardin is an Associate Professor of anthropology and middle eastern culture in the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University. Hardin received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Arizona, a top university for archaeology in the United States. He has worked in Cyprus, Jordan, and extensively in Israel.