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Holmes World AIDS Day observance receives award

Holmes World AIDS Day observance receives award

The Madison County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is the recipient of several awards of distinction presented during the sorority's 90th Southern Regional Conference in Kissimmee, Florida. During the Southern Regional Conference, more than 3000 Delta women gathered to celebrate their sisterhood, service, and scholarship. The Madison County Alumnae Chapter received five awards and one of those was a Distinguished Service Award for the World AIDS Day observance held on the Ridgeland Campus of Holmes Community College on Dec. 1, 2015. Read more

Pictured (left) is Khidari Barksdale, a student who went through the GED preparation courses at Holmes Community College, took and passed his GED, and is now a full-time freshman at Holmes. With Barksdale is (left to right) Holmes GED Test Administrator Lina Lopez and Holmes GED Instructor Brooke Hood.

From GED to full-time student

Khidari Barksdale of Madison has come a long way from his days as a shy homeschooled student. When his parents told him they wanted him to either finish his high school diploma at a public school or earn his General Educational Development Test (GED), the soft-spoken teenager decided the latter was the best choice for him. Since that day, Barksdale has gone through the GED readiness courses, passed all four tests, and enrolled as a freshman, all at Holmes Community College on the Ridgeland Campus. Read more