Meridian High School

Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Hillbilly Theater
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education sponsored an annual Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried apples and desserts were served. Music and entertainment...
An upcoming event planned in the area will help to support a scholarship program which benefits students at area schools. The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team won two games last week. A-J 7, Johnston City 3: Katie Williams was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the host Lady Wildcats in the non-conference win Friday, March 24. Morgan Wendling was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs for the Lady Wildcats. Lexi Smith was 2-...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried...
Meridian pulled ahead early and held on for a 73-64 win over Cobden in the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament hosted by the Appleknockers Thursday, Feb. 23. John Russell led the Cobden team with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Clayton Eck added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Karl Evans...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge on Feb. 9. Eleven of the 12 high schools in the college’s district competed at the event. Participating high schools were separated into two divisions based on their...
Meridian rolled to a 52-26 win over Dongola in an elimination game at the Lady Bobcats regional tournament in girls’ high school basketball Tuesday, Feb. 7. Makenzie Prout had 17 points to lead the Lady Demons. Tiffany Shirkey added 14 points, Barb Gorst and Kylie Flores 3 apiece and Delaney...
Visiting Meridian pulled ahead in the first quarter on its way to a 49-34 win over host Cobden in South Egyptian Conference high school boys’ basketball Tuesday, Dec. 13. John Russell had 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Appleknockers.  Clayton Eck had 7 points and 7 rebounds. Austin Lewey had...
Spencer Byrd, superintendent at Meridian High School, spoke to those who attended the luncheon about the Fast Start Program. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian High School in Mounds is unique to other Southern Illinois schools. Nearly half of the school’s senior class will be graduating with a full year of college under their belt – for free. It’s all thanks to the Fast Start Program, which is in its first year at Meridian. Superintendent Spencer...

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