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Friday, September 25, 2015
McKenzie Patterson
McKenzie Patterson

 

McKenzie Patterson- Rotary Student of the Month (December)

 

McKenzie Patterson has been chosen as Corinth High School’s Rotary Student of the Month for the month of December. She is the daughter of Rick and Libby Patterson. McKenzie is currently ranked 3rd in her class of 120, with a GPA of 4.25 and a QPA of 99.53. She has earned the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award, made the Dean’s List as a result of her academic achievement in dually enrolled classes through Northeast Mississippi Community College, and has become a newly inducted member of Phi Theta Kappa. McKenzie was bestowed the title of Miss CHS and had the privilege of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

 

 McKenzie is a member of various clubs at Corinth High School, such as National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Interact, Pep Club and C-Club where she was voted the 2018 C-Club Sweetheart. She is also actively involved in student government, holding an office all four years of high school. McKenzie was the Freshman and Sophomore Class President, Junior Class Secretary and Treasurer, and the Student Body Secretary.

 

McKenzie has been a six-year member of the Corinth Lady Warrior varsity softball team. She has been a starter in both slow pitch and fast pitch since the seventh grade, earning first-team division honors all six years. Some of her slow pitch awards include: 2016 1-4A First Team All-Division and Defensive Player of the Year, 2017 Class II District I First Team All-Division and Offensive Player of the Year, 2017 Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRCH) Sports Medicine Player of the Week, and being selected to play in the 2018 MAC All-Star Game. A few of her fast pitch awards include: 2014 1-4A First Team All-Division and Co-Pitcher of the Year, 2015 1-4A First Team All-Division and Offensive Player of the Year, 2017 1-4A First Team All-Division, Pitcher of the Year, and Co-Offensive Player of the Year, 2018 1-4A First Team All-Division MVP, and the 2018 Scholar Athlete Award for her team. McKenzie was also named the 2018 Daily Journal Winter-Spring Sports 4A Player of the Year. She was even selected to play in Europe as a member of the World Cup Team.

 

McKenzie has developed a passion for working with children. She has volunteered her services for several events at Corinth Elementary School, some of which include Cookies with Santa, the CES Spring Carnival, and the CES Fall Festival. She also worked at the elementary school over the summer to help children with sports and science projects. McKenzie has assisted with the Outreach Program at the Boys and Girls Club (Baldwyn) and a healthy eating promotion at the Boys and Girls Club (Corinth). She continues to display this passion for children by being a student leader of Children’s Church at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Baldwyn, MS where she and her family are active members. She also volunteered at the Annual Kiwanis Father Daughter Ball. McKenzie enjoys giving back to her community in other ways as well. She has volunteered at the Annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic and the Lighthouse Toy Store. She even helped with the Grand Illumination Ceremony in downtown Corinth. McKenzie visited nursing homes and helped the elderly with various tasks and donated canned goods to the AMEN Food Pantry and supplies to the Humane Society. McKenzie has also been a member of Mayor’s Youth Council. She has earned nearly 100 hours of community service.

 

 McKenzie has received a scholarship to play softball at Itawamba Community College. Once she finishes her two years there, she plans to attend a university to finish her softball career and obtain a degree in Biomedical engineering, with aspirations of pursuing a career in research or immunopathology.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Grace Carpenter- Rotary Student of the Month (November)

Rachel Carpenter has been selected as the Corinth High School Rotary Student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Angie and Chuck Carpenter. 

At Corinth High School, Rachel is ranked 4th in her class of 120 students. She has a GPA of 4.32, a QPA of 99.42, and a composite ACT score of 33. Rachel will receive her Cambridge AICE Diploma, with Merit, from CHS in June with 270+ AS level points. She was awarded the Cambridge University IGCSE Medallion and was distinguished as a Cambridge University IGCSE Scholar with Merit in 2018. She is also a Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner for 2018.

Rachel is a member of the C-Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Historical Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She currently serves as a Captain of the 2018-2019 CHS Academic Team. She is very active in student government, having served as Student Body Treasurer for three years and the Class of 2019 Treasurer her freshman year. Rachel was also voted senior maid by her peers for the 2018 Homecoming Court.

Rachel is a six-year member and four-year varsity letter of the Corinth Lady Warrior soccer team. She was a member of the 2017-2018 Division 2-4A Championship team and was selected as the First Team All-Division Goalkeeper. Rachel set a Corinth High School Women’s Soccer record during her junior season for the fewest number of goals allowed within the regular season. Upon the season’s end, she received the distinction of “Player of the Year” from her team and coaching staff. She currently serves as a captain for the 2018-2019 team. Rachel is also a three-year member and two-year varsity letter of the CHS Tennis Team. She received the ‘Battle Award’ for the 2017-2018 season and plays varsity girl’s doubles. Rachel has been a Diamond Girl for Corinth Baseball for two years.

 

Rachel also has a great interest in leadership. During her junior year, Rachel was selected as an Alcorn County Electric delegate for the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Tour and was a top 10 finalist for ECM National Youth Council Member in Washington, D.C.   She was selected as a council member for the Betterment of Alcorn County Committee and won 2nd place at the Local American Legion Oratorical Contest. As for her sophomore year, Rachel was selected as an Ambassador for CHS at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference at Millsaps College and was an active member of Junior Leadership Alcorn.

 Throughout high school, Rachel has demonstrated a passion for giving back to her community. She has been involved in many church related projects with both Oakland Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. She has helped with Oakland’s Vacation Bible School as well as serving as a camp counselor for their children’s retreat. With First Baptist, Rachel has been involved with the Family Fall Festival. But aside from church, she also gives back to other areas of Corinth. For example, Rachel volunteered as a recreational soccer coach during her sophomore year, coaching Co-Ed U14 team. She also acted as an assistant coach for the Corinth Park league champion team when they competed for the district championship in Oxford, Mississippi. Branching from soccer, she also worked at Corinth High’s Schools Little Warrior Tennis Camp as an instructor. Rachel has been involved with other community service ventures, with a few examples being the Humane Society Benefit Dinner, the Lighthouse Christmas store, and the Kiwanis Father/Daughter Ball.

Rachel and her family are members Oakland Baptist Church. She is also an active member of FOCUS youth group of First Baptist Church, Corinth.

Rachel is eager to attend Mississippi State University in the fall of 2019, where she has been accepted into the Shackouls Honors College. While there, she plans to major in Finance with a pre-law minor. Later plans include attending law school in pursuit of a career as a corporate attorney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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