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Gulfport students help homeless with solar vending machine

National Technical Honor Society students in the Gulfport High School robotics program are developing a solar-powered vending machine to dispense free hygiene items to area homeless. The project is the team’s entry into the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The team is in the top ten in the competition.

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Vending machine for homeless earns Gulfport students national recognition

Gulfport High School robotics instructor Clint Brawley and his students will enter a hygiene vending machine for the homeless in a nationwide competition in New York City next week. Brawley and students conceived of the idea and built the machine. As a national finalist, the school will receive $50,000 in technology and could bring home $100,000 more for the school.

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Visionary who created state’s first online college program dies at 76

Olon Edward Ray of Saucier was one of the most prominent visionaries for education in Mississippi. He is credited with spearheading the state’s first online community college classes in the 1990s while serving as executive director of the state Community College Board from 1990 until his retirement in 2002, said Becky Cade, his former assistant.

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Bayou View Elementary third grade got 'ants in their pants'

Bayou View Elementary School's third grade classes perform for parents a little song called "Ants in My Pants" on Tuesday night in Gulfport.
Courtesy Jode Braxton-Hignight
Bayou View Elementary third grade got 'ants in their pants' 2:45

Bayou View Elementary third grade got 'ants in their pants'

Jackson County students float their boats 1:10

Jackson County students float their boats

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Gulfport students help homeless with solar vending machine

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Christian Academy of Picayune diplomas are worthless