Special to PN
Elijah Vining was named ERA’s STAR student. The son of Mark and Mischelle Vining of Flowood, he is a member of the National Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta, Mathematics Honor Society; and ERA’s ACT 30 or Above Team. He is also a member of ERA’s Robotics Team, Mississippi College Science and Math Tournament Team, and the Varsity Boys Basketball Team.
Vining plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in Computer Science. He chose Mrs. Gerry Britt of Brandon as his STAR Teacher.
The Mississippi Economic Council and the M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsor the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors. To be eligible for the STAR Student honor, a student must have an overall ACT composite of at least 25 and an overall average of 93 or above.