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GHS Parent & Student Newsletter

September 19-23, 2022

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This week officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors qualified by taking the PSAT last year. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represent less than 1% of high school seniors and include the highest scoring entrants in each state. Gulfport High School is proud to announce that we have 3 seniors who have been named semifinalists for 2023. Emma Helmert, Armando Gazano and Kevin Palma Palacios will now move on to the Finalist level of the competition. All 3 students are at the top of their class and have a 35 and above on their ACT.


Gulfport High School also had 4 students awarded with academic honors from the College Board National Recognition program. This program grants underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications. Each of these students have maintained above a 3.6 GPA and excelled on the PSAT 10. Congratulations to the following students who have earned this recognition.

Jurnee Wright for the National African American Recognition Award

Armando Gazano for the National Hispanic Recognition Award

Kevin Palma Palacios for the National Hispanic Recognition Award

Shania King for the National African American Recognition Award


Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!

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Congratulations to Jurnee Wright, 2022 GHS Homecoming Queen!

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The French and Culinary Arts students came together on Friday to prepare classic French crêpes. The connection between the French and culinary classes is undeniable because food is sacred in French culture.


French cuisine is among the most celebrated on Earth and “Crêpe Day” is an opportunity for students to experience a French food staple. Crêpes can be prepared as a savory dish or as a dessert, but we keep it sweet on “Crêpe Day!”


In the foreign language classroom students learn to communicate both linguistically and culturally. The high school foreign language class aims to teach students to act with greater awareness of self and other cultures.


The GHS French and culinary classes are extremely grateful for the generosity of the parents who provided the many toppings and paper products that made “Crêpe Day” possible.

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A representative from Yale University came to visit juniors and seniors about the admissions process.

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The coffee night will begin at 6. If you have questions, see Mrs. Kidd in the theater.
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Students with OSS or more than 2 days of ISS will not be allowed to attend the homecoming dance. You must pay any fines prior to purchasing a ticket.

Heisman Scholarship Application

IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE 1.4 MILLION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT EXCELS IN THE CLASSROOM, ON THE FIELD AND WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY, APPLY NOW

The Heisman High School Scholarship is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

  1. Must have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

  2. Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes:
    Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, BMX Racing (or Freestyle), Bobsleigh, Boccia, Bowling, Boxing, Breaking, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Futsal, Goalball, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Nordic Combined, Powerlifting, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skeleton, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

  3. Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.

Seniors go to heismanscholarship.com to apply before the October 18, 2022 deadline.
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Please note that the 6 week assessment schedule will be adjusted due to the assemblies scheduled for Tuesday. Teachers will provide their updated test date.

Guidance Corner

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E-Funds for Breakfast/Lunch Account

You will be required to enter your student's school account number. You can retrieve this number by calling your school office or the Child Nutrition office at 228-865-4680.

Gulfport High School

The Mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society.


Wendi Husley, Principal

Kelsey Arde, 9th Grade Principal

Dr. Thomas Brooks, CTE Director & 11th Grade Administrator

John Archie, Assistant Prinicpal & 12th Grade Administrator

Paul Correro, Assistant Principal & 10th Grade Administrator

Sabrina Reid, Assistant Principal