Mr. Pelahatchie High School (PHS) BlaineWhite was named PHS' STAR (Student Teach- er Achievement Recognition) student based on academic ex- cellence. He chose Nina Mills, who taught him English, as the STAR teacher. She has been an instructor at PHS for 14 years. White is the son of Michea and Rodney White of Cross Roads. He played soccer and baseball and was a member of ROTC and Beta Club. His GPA is 3.8. He plans to major in Constitutional Law and at- tend Mississippi Gulf Coast Commu- nity College then the University of Southern Mississippi before joining the Secret Service. The STAR Student program is spon- sored by the Mississippi Economic Council and the M. B. Swayze Founda- tion. The one hundred eighty-sixth Annu- al Shiloh Camp Meeting will be held Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 10, at Shiloh United Methodist Church (UMC) at 2394 Shiloh Road in Pela- hatchie. The annual summer event is the oldest camp meeting in the state, according to Shiloh historians Gay and Fay Nobles, who have been attending for 82 years. Actually, their older sister, Sadie Banes, 88, and David Robinson, 92, have attended more. They are now the sixth generation to attend the church and camp meetings. The Camp Meeting preacher will be Stephen Buys, who grew up in the church, and is the great-great-great grandson of George Washington War- ren, who built the oldest tent on the campground. Buys' wife, Anna, will be the worship leader, and Jonathan Watts from Biloxi will be the student pastor during Camp Meeting. The Buys are currently serving at Lake Hills Church in Candler, North Carolina, close to Asheville. Gay said, "It is the best place on earth. I have always loved it here." Fay agrees and said, "Camp Meeting allows us the opportunity to meet with people we wouldn’t have another opportunity to see or talk with." Buys said, "It is a special place for my whole family. It is the coolest thing to grow up in an environment with ap- preciation for the legacy and history of Camp Meeting. I never thought as a kid that I would come back as the preacher, but this is my third time to be able to serve, though first as preacher." PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PELAHATCHIE, MS PERMIT NO. 4 Pelahatchie News P.O. Box 771 Pelahatchie, MS 39145 ERA tennis finishes second in district See page 11 Lyles named new PHS Basketball Coach See page 3 May 2018 Volume 7 Issue 5 Pelahatchie, MS Shiloh Camp Meeting in 186th year Blaine White is PHS STAR student Good News You Can Use A Caring & Friendly Atmosphere Treating Children, Adults, and Seniors Cleanings • Fillings Extractions • Whitening Dentures • Crowns Root Canals • Implants and More By Susie A. Wolfe Photo by Pelahatchie News Special to Pelahatchie News Stephen Buys, who grew up in the church and is the great-great-great grandson of George Wash- ington Warren, who built the oldest tent on the campground, is the guest preacher for this year’s Camp Meeting. His wife is the worship leader. They are pictured with their son, Silas. Special to Pelahatchie News Martin named ERA STAR Student East Rankin Academy (ERA)’s 2018 STAR student is Sam Martin, meaning he had an overall ACT composite of at least 25 and an overall average of 93 or above. The son of Drew and Amy Martin of Brandon, Martin is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society), and ERA’s ACT 30 or Above Team. He was also selected to attend the Rural Medical Scholars Program, and to com- pete in the Mississippi College Science and Math Tournament. Martin plans to attend either Mississippi State or the University of Alabama. Martin chose Nancy Patrick of Pela- hatchie as his STAR Teacher. The Mis- sissippi Eco- nomic Coun- cil and the M.B. Swayze F o u n d a - tion spon- sor the Stu- dent-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Pro- gram in an effort to en- courage scholastic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors. Special to Pelahatchie News Sam Martin is ERA’s STAR Student. He named Nancy Patrick as his STAR Teacher. Special to Pelahatchie News Blaine White was named Pelahatchie’s STAR student and he chose his English instructor, Nina Mills, as the STAR teacher. Gay and Fay Nobles are shown in front of their "tent" cabin at the Shiloh UMC Campground. They are descedents of one of the original set- tlers, as are others in the congregation, and have been coming to the annual camp meeting all of their 82 years. Photo by Pelahatchie News Learn more about what happens during the 10-day annual camp meeting in the June issue.