POPLARVILLE -The String of Pearls won the team’s 16th national championship at the American Dance and Drill Team competition March 20-21 near Dallas.
The dancers won the championship in the pom category and were first runner-up in both jazz and hip-hop competition.
There was a one point difference between PRCC and Blinn College for the jazz championship. This is the Pearls’ highest finish and best score in this category. McLennan College was champion in the hip-hop category.
The String of Pearls was the only team to enter all three categories.
Pearl River Community College will offer a welding course this summer at the Jeff Davis VocTech Center in Carson.
The course will meet from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 1-July 16. It offers the industry recognized certificate in welding, including application for NCCER certification in introductory craft skills core curriculum and modules in Welding Level 1.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer pipefitting and welding courses this summer in Poplarville through its workforce programs.
The pipefitting course will meet from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 18-July 15. It offers the industry-recognized certificate in pipefitting, including applications for 10-hour OSHA certification, basic lift truck operator OSHA certification and NCCER certification in introductory craft skills core curriculum, Level 1 and Level 2 pipefitting.
POPLARVILLE - Two Marion County students have been elected Mr. and Miss PRCC by their peers at Pearl River Community College.
Jerrod Newson of Columbia will be featured in the PRCC Wildcat yeardisk as Mr. PRCC along with Michaela Andrews of Foxworth as Miss PRCC.
Student accounts must have balances paid in full at the Business Office and must be clear of all holds in order to register for classes.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will hold tryouts for 2015-16 cheerleaders and mascot March 26-28.
All days are mandatory for prospective cheerleaders. The March 26 and 27 sessions will be from 4 to 6 p.m. The March 28 session begins at 9 a.m. All sessions will be in Shivers Gym.
For a tryout packet, email Candace Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POPLARVILLE - Tickets remain available for the March 24 performance of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at Pearl River River Community College.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Smith Auditorium of the Brownstone Center on the PRCC campus.
Reserved orchestra level tickets are $20; reserved balcony seats are $15. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or by telephoning 601 403-1180.
POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra makes a return visit to Pearl River Community College on March 24.
MSO performed for a packed house at the grand opening of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in September 2013.
The symphony will present a similar program of light classical music along with many recognizable show tunes.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College English instructor Marjory Thrash has been named the MS Virtual Community College Instructor of the Year.
Thrash, who started teaching online in 2000, received the award and $1,000 at the Creating Futures Through Technology conference in Biloxi.
She was one of the first instructors in the state to teach online.