Student Publications and Projects

Southern Voices

Southern Voices

MSMS students have the opportunity to contribute poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction essays, as well as paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs to Southern Voices. Published annually each May, the magazine is student-designed and composed solely of original works by MSMS students.
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The Vision

The Vision

The Vision was founded during The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science’s second year of existence by an eager group of student reporters and now-retired MSMS instructor Jack Carter. Although The Vision has shifted between print and online publications for decades, The Vision now uploads a new online edition every Thursday. The Vision is home to many creative and awarded writers, coming from all different backgrounds in the state of Mississippi.
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Fallen Heroes

Fallen Heroes

During World War II, an estimated 4,187 men from the state of Mississippi gave their lives, but many of their stories are unknown. MSMS students in the University U.S. History course are tasked with uncovering some of these stories. Using primary document research, students created websites to honor and rekindle the memories of these heroes.
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"Tales from the Crypt"

"Tales from the Crypt"

"Tales From the Crypt" is a performance and research project created by the late Mr. Carl Butler in 1991. He envisioned a project in which students would combine the best of scholarly research with the best of dramatic performance. Students involved with the project spend a semester embarking upon primary document research concerning the life of someone buried at the Friendship Cemetery in Columbus. The cemetery is home to thousands of people who lived, worked, and died in the friendly city. Using their research, students create dramatic dialogues about someone who once lived in the community.
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MSMS Science Journal

MSMS Science Journal

The MSMS Science Journal: Waves of Science is composed exclusively of research papers from MSMS students who competed in Science Fair and World Food Prize, a research competition to advance the quality, quantity and availability of food worldwide. The first edition of the magazine was published June 2020.
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8th of May Emancipation Celebration

8th of May Emancipation Celebration

As a class project, small groups of students in the MSMS African American History class conduct primary and secondary research to uncover the experiences of thematically-related groups of individuals buried in Sandfield Cemetery during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the research, students construct an original performance script to share their significant findings and to increase our understanding of the African American Experience during that time period. These scripts become the textual basis for dramatic performances included in The Eighth of May Emancipation Celebration.
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