Roses and Thorns 5-30-10

May 29, 2010 9:28:00 PM



Roses to The Commercial Dispatch''s high school players of the year -- Michael Carr of West Point High School and Jameika Hoskins, of Aberdeen High School. 


The West Point Green Wave, with the help of Carr, won its sixth state title in football this school year. 


Hoskins shines in volleyball and basketball at Aberdeen High. 


Congratulations to the players of the year. 


Roses also go out to all those students who participate in athletics. Extracurricular activities are an important part of the high school experience, and the vast majority of those who are involved in them are more productive citizens for it. 




A rose to Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Claudia Limbert and other school leadership for finding creative ways to expand offerings and increase enrollment during a time when recruitment is critical at all universities. 


The school recently signed an agreement with Mississippi Delta Community College, making it easier for graduates of MDCC to continue their studies at MUW, through online e-college classes. MUW also recently signed an agreement with East Mississippi Community College, guaranteeing free MUW tuition for graduates of the junior college who meet certain criteria. MUW also has partnered with Mississippi State in its nursing and culinary departments. 




A rose to Stephen Cunetto of Starkville, systems administrator for the Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University. 


Cunetto has been named the next president of the Mississippi Library Association. He is the organization''s 2011 vice president and moves to the president position in early 2012. 


Cunetto is a Starkville native and 1986 graduate of Starkville High School.