Normally if you talk to birds, you wouldn’t expect them
to respond, but for junior Bobby Glenn it’s a whole
different story. Glenn has a unique gift.
“I was born with a natural
talent. I can talk to birds,” stated Glenn.
Glenn is a talented junior at MSMS from Moss Point High School.
Bobby's passion for birds has led him to do many different
things no average person would even imagine. Glenn has taught
people to identify and call birds. He has also given power
points to teach high school, middle school, and elementary
students about birds. Glenn has further developed his knowledge
on birds by interning at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center,
a nature center in Moss Point, Mississippi.
comes as no surprise to most that the “math school”
would send students to compete in the Mu Alpha Theta (“Math
and, on Tuesday, April 6th, that’s exactly what MSMS
did. At ten o’clock that morning, about forty students
embarked on a journey to Clinton prepared to plunge head-on
into a battle against other young mathematicians. More
Housed in MSMS Dorms
By Reanna Bierig
“Why is there a stranger in my shower? Oh
wait, that’s just my SLAMT kid.” On March 5th,
MSMS opened its doors to over 100 SLAMT participants. This
was the first year that MSMS hosted SLAMT and the students
were diverse a mixture of athletes from Louisiana, Arkansas,
and Texas. Although the athletes excelled in sports, what
created such a unified atmosphere was the fact that all the
participating schools were specialized in math and science.
This allowed the campus to buzz all weekend with commonalities
what position one held on the soccer field to what math class
was the most challenging.
The dorms were packed with what seemed to be new family members;
who would have thought they were our latest competition? Throughout
the two SLAMT filled nights, housing proved to be a breeze
with little complications.
“We acted as if we’d known each other for years,”
Junior Kate Thompson said. “ She [Katie] introduced
me to all of her friends and connected with me on a variety
of topics.” Competition was the reason the schools were
joined together, but it was not the central focus. The weekend
began with a gathering in Hogarth consisting of pizza and
a step-show battle. It was filled with tennis, soccer, ultimate
Frisbee, basketball, table tennis, billiards, and chess. It
ended with an explosion of excitement as all the schools filed
into upstairs Shackelford auditorium and danced Saturday night
away. By hosting SLAMT, MSMS not only exemplified our hospitality
but the students of MSMSwere able to acquire many memorable
friends and experiences.
In The Whole:
School May Face 15% Budget Cut
By Leena El-Sadek
One letter can make a difference. For
many students in Mississippi, one letter made a huge
difference. On April 6, 2010, rising juniors from all
corners of the state opened a small, 8x11 MSMS letter
revealing their status of acceptance. What the applicants
did not know, however, was that there was a challenge
among the promising class of 2012: budget cuts. Because
ofthe budget cuts, only a portion of the applicants
Chambers Takes Center Stage
By Katie Bryant
A mother signing her daughter up for ballet lessons is nothing
new. Dance is often considered a necessity for a little girl
but for a lot of girls it remains just that – part of
their childhood. They think of the studio and costumes as
a reminder of a time when Barbie Dolls were fun and cooties
were contagious. To one MSMS student, these dance staples
bring other memories.More
Letter From The Vision Editors!
Dear Fellow Class of 2011,
We’re almost there. Yes, us. Just two years ago we were
young, vulnerable freshmen, or fresh meat, thinking that we
were NEVER going to graduate. Well, we’ve got one more
year, and before we know it, that year is going to be gone.
Since we have been at MSMS, we’ve been through a lot:
Mr. Yarborough tests, Dr. Easterling essays, a Dr. Bearden
test or two, state exams, dances, drama, tears, friendships,
heartbreaks, red cards, and hours of traveling back and forth
to and from home. All of this, and yes, we’re still
somehow alive. More
LOL Smiley Face!
By John Kim
This is how it starts. We walk into Verizon Wireless or T-mobile
or Sprint, ecstatic about getting our first cell phone. We
try to pick out the shiniest, sleekest phones that seem to
fit our personalities. Then it’s a faceoff against mom
and dad. Your weapons are the promise of a 36 on the ACT,
no more blowing your allowance, and your room will be immaculate
except for maybe the odd, half-eaten, molding cheese.
Imagine High School Musical. Now replace Troy and Gabriella
with Tony and Maleele and go back three decades. This year
MSMS has handpicked a cast for the school musical “Back
to the 80s”. The musical will showcase the drama and
choir students who are accompanied by the MSMS band. The plot
of this musical is a predictable high school drama centered
around a love triangle.
The Spring Break of 2010 was enlightening experience for
the MSMS students that decided to attend the trip to Rome
. The chaperones for the Spring Break trip were Ms. Julie
Heintz and Ms. Dawn Barham. The students traveled to Rome
and Florence and went on various tours viewing some of the
world’s most famous attractions such as The Sistine
Chapel and The David by Michael Angelo .More
“ARE-YOU-READY- TO- STEP?” said Kevin Govan , a
Junior Blue Knight at practice. Well, the Blu Diamondz and Blue
Knights were getting ready to host their 1st Annual 2010 Step
Show: Embracing Your Roots by 365 on April 10. The Diamondz
and the Knights had high expectations of how the show would
Special thanks to everyone
who contributed articles and pictures for Vision Online this
Math Teacher Returns After Three Month Absence
By Brianna White
Room 113 often holds the promise of refuge and help. It is
there that students go for class, tutoring, a laugh or two,
or just general conversation. The main reason for its appeal,
however is largely because of the woman often seen there.
Lauren Zarandona, affectionately known as Mrs. Z, teaches
Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Foundations for Higher Math,
and Differential Calculus. She is an active runner and bike-rider.
This year junior Samantha Nanayakkara had an ulterior motive
for participating in the state Mississippi Science and Engineering
Fair held at Mississippi State University on March 30, 2010.
When asked why she chose this experiment, Nanayakkara stated,
“One of my friends almost died from dengue fever which
is one of the diseases caused by mosquitoes. It’s also
a big problem for the military.
This year marks Tales from the Crypt’stwentieth annual
performance. On April 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, and 16th the Columbus
cemetery was filled with more than just bats while students
became characters from a different time.
Although it was fun, it was quite time consuming for the students
to prepare for. The MSMS students had been preparing for this
event since early August. Their first step to creating the
performances was selecting the character they wanted to portray.