Built By Meridian: Alumni Spotlight
Meridian Public School District is rounding up Meridian High School Alumni stories for one simple reason: to inspire and lead the way for the younger generation to see what it means to be Built By Meridian. The accomplishments of Meridian High School alumni are far too great and numerous to go untold.
Our current MHS students will be entering college and the workforce in a few short years and will benefit from hearing stories of those who have charged ahead of them, whether that path was traditional or non-traditional. If you wish to encourage our students with your testimony, please complete the form at the link below.
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Built By Meridian: Honorable K. Dustin Markham
Everyone needs a great start and a strong foundation. In addition to the examples my parents set for me, Meridian Public School District was my strong foundation. I started as a child in the Childhood Development Program in Ross Collins under Ms. Myrna Crane. I matriculated through Poplar Springs Elementary, Carver Middle School, Northwest Jr. High School, and THE Meridian High School where I graduated in 2003. My teachers, my school experiences, and even my classmates helped shape me into who I am today. I am a strong supporter of MPSD because I know the next doctors, lawyers, and even judges are currently being educated in those classrooms. We have a duty to bring those that come after us through a path we have cleared for them and I, like many other alumni, is dedicated to continuing to clear that path.
Built By Meridian: Eric Griffin, Jr.
I am a 2000 graduate of Meridian High School. It took some time, but I’m doing what I love. I drove trucks for 11 years before becoming a Commercial Truck Driving Instructor at Meridian Community College.
Built By Meridian: Leneathra Reed McClelland
I am a 1998 graduate of Meridian High School. I have had the privilege of being a Certified Pharmacy Technician for 22 years.
Built By Meridian: La'Toya Atterberry
I’m a 1995 graduate of Meridian High School. After high school, I attended THEE Jackson State University. I had big dreams of becoming a News Anchorwoman, so I enrolled in the Mass Communication program at JSU. I suddenly realized I was afraid to SPEAK in front of people after taking my first Mass Communication class at JSU. I quickly changed my major to Accounting. I attended Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University and earned my Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I later earned my Master of Arts in Secondary Education from MSU.
Built By Meridian: Derron Radcliff
I am a proud product of the Meridian Public School District and a 1997 Graduate of Meridian High School. Currently, I am the Executive Director of the United Way of East Mississippi. Before that, I was the Box Office Manager for the MSU Riley Center.