October 10, 2008

Ruby Dixon: Learn and Serve America Student Recognized for Leadership

from the Jackson Free Press - Jackson, MS

A typical conversation with Ruby Dixon in the halls of Lanier high school might go something like this: “Hey Ruby! Coming to choir practice today?”

“I am, but I’m leaving early for the basketball game my videotaping duties. I’ll see you Saturday for Learn & Serve America!”

Whether it’s singing in Lanier’s superior-rated choir, videotaping a school basketball game, or dancing at a Friday night football game as a Rangerette, Dixon, 17, loves to represent her school.

The Lanier honor student is involved in six clubs and still makes time to sing, dance and read. A member of the National Honor Society, Ruby scored a 25 on the ACT and a perfect score on her U.S. history state test. She works with Lanier principal Shemeka McClung and some of the school’s teachers in the Site Base Council group, which meets to talk about how to better the school. She is also involved in Learn & Serve America, a volunteer program tied to Lanier’s choir that motivates children to read and be enthusiastic about school.

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