West Harrison HS celebrates college and military bound students - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

West Harrison HS celebrates college and military bound students

More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. (Photo source: WLOX) More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. (Photo source: WLOX)
All 187 seniors going to college or joining the military were announced as they ran out to the cheers of their classmates. (Photo source: WLOX) All 187 seniors going to college or joining the military were announced as they ran out to the cheers of their classmates. (Photo source: WLOX)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

It was a celebration of achievement in Harrison County Friday morning. West Harrison High School students were given well-deserved accolades for their accomplishments.

The shouts from the crowd were similar to a rock concert in the gym at West Harrison High as seniors were honored for their plans after graduating. All 187 seniors going to college or joining the military were announced as they ran out to the cheers of their classmates.

More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. Calynne Dupuis was one of the many students heading into the military.

"I want to be able to travel and to experience all the Navy things the Navy has to offer. My parents were in the Navy, and I think it's going to be a cool overall experience," she said.

The school also celebrated more than eight million dollars in scholarship offers for its students.
The top earner being Kobe Hayes with more than 1.1 million in offers.

"I think everyone here worked just as hard as I did, and that's how we were all able to raise that much money. I was really impressed with how much we were all able to raise together," said Hayes.

This was the second annual College and Career Signing Day for West Harrison.

Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:53:04 GMT
    Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    More >>

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    More >>
  • Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:45:48 GMT
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

    More >>

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

    More >>
  • People enjoy a Saturday outdoors before Alberto arrives

    People enjoy a Saturday outdoors before Alberto arrives

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:36:15 GMT
    People watch as kite surfers move along the water in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)People watch as kite surfers move along the water in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)
    People watch as kite surfers move along the water (Source: WLOX)People watch as kite surfers move along the water (Source: WLOX)

    Saturday in Biloxi was literally the calm before the storm. Everyone is still keeping a close eye on where Alberto is headed, and just trying to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts.

    More >>

    Saturday in Biloxi was literally the calm before the storm. Everyone is still keeping a close eye on where Alberto is headed, and just trying to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly