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Alcorn State Athletics Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Local Schools

Alcorn State University, a pioneer in academic and athletic excellence is again showing the community that it really cares as it has embarked upon a venture, which is a first, as four neighboring counties have signed an agreement which will permit them to use any of the university’s athletic facilities.

Dr. Anthony Morris superintendent of Adams County along with Dr. Annie Kilcrease of Claiborne County, Mr. John Dickey of Jefferson County and Dr. Liz Swinford of Warren County recognized that athletics is the front porch and that the academic mission of Alcorn State University can be enhanced through athletic participation.

Alcorn State University has agreed to work in conjunction with the superintendents to support, facilitate and encourage the usage of all athletic facilities. Alcorn will also provide resources to assist interested students to apply to the University by assuring the availability of recruitment, admissions and curricular documents to students interested in attending Alcorn upon graduation. In turn, the superintendents have agreed to work with Alcorn State University to support, facilitate and encourage the collaboration by promoting outreach activities in their districts by using reasonable channels including but not limited to offering Internet-based mechanisms that will enable maximum participation of all involved.

Alcorn has agreed to provide the necessary resources to help support on-going participation of athletic-based activities.

The superintendents and University representatives have agreed that during the term of the MOU, they will work within each representative’s sphere as well as with one another to support and further this collaboration. Alcorn State will host its first High School Jamboree at the Jack Spinks Stadium on Saturday, May 14th with three games; Amite County High vs. Bailey Magnet High at 12:30p.m., Jefferson County High vs. Wingfield High at 4:00p.m. and Natchez High vs. Port Gibson High at 7:30p.m.