Articles Poplarville High School

The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (vocie) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story

Poplarville High School 2015 Dance Team

Alber, Laken

Ashley, Heidi  (Co-Captain)

Baldwin, Skylar

Carr, Linsy

Cooley, Emma

Crider, Bailee

Diamond, Myranda (Captain)

Johnson, Callie

LeCompte, Lauren

LeCompte, Sarah

Lewis, Gabrielle

Smith, Grace

Strahan, Kelsey

Tyner, Cameron

Whipple, Logan (Co-Captain)



Seniors interested in applying for these local scholarships, deadlines are quickly approaching!
Follow links to print applications or get printed applications in the CDC office. 
Return completed application to Mrs. Debbie Williamson in the CDC:
o   BankPlus
Quick Links to Financial Aid applications:
o   FAFSA Application  (all colleges require this application for financial aid and scholarships)                                              
*Parents can get assistance with FAFSA application on March 15  *Call for an (required) appointment:  601-79-8343

PHS Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Thursday, February 3, three Seniors from  Poplarville High School signed national letters of intent to play football at the next level.  

Pictured from left to right: Anthony Martin, Keith Delaune and Malik Lucas.

All District 1st team Wing Back and Safety, Anthony Martin, signed with Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi.

Anthony finished his senior year at Poplarville with 111 carries rushing for a total of 752 yards with 8 touchdowns, and 8 receptions for a total of 157 yards.

All District 1st Team Honorable Mention Offensive Tackle, Keith Delaune, also signed with Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi.

All District 1st Team Running Back, Malik Lucas, signed with Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi.  Malik was named All-State Team and  All Division MVP Team for Mississippi District 8-4A.  Malik was the recipient of Poplarville High School’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and the 2014 Ironman Award.

Malik finished his senior year at Poplarville with 177 carries rushing for a total of 1816 yards and 23 touchdowns.


PHS FAFSA Day Announced

MARCH 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
As graduation approaches, seniors are making final decisions about college.  The toughest question for many is “How will I pay for tuition, books, expenses$$$$?  Will I have to make loans, or will I receive a grant or earn scholarships?” 
The FIRST STEP:  Parents must complete the FAFSA
What is FAFSA?  It is the Federal Student Aid application that is required to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, scholarships and work-study programs.  Parents must fill out a FAFSA online form each year whether receiving a scholarship or financial assistance. 
To make this step easier for parents, we will have our 3rd Annual FAFSA DAY at Poplarville High. Get-2-College, a non-profit organization, will again assist parents with completing the application on March 13 between 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. These folks are experts and, in most cases, the representative will complete the application in 15-20 minutes.  To make an appointment, parents should call 795-8343 or 601-795-1310. I will then send a card with the list of document necessary, a reminder of date / time of appointment, home by your child.  If you would like an appointment, call soon for a time that will fit in your busy schedule!
Some students / parents have received phone calls, emails or websites asking $75 or $100 for help with college entrance or free college money.  PLEASE DO NOT PAY for college assistance!  If in doubt, call me or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Debbie Williamson, N.C.C., N.C.S.C.
 CDC Guidance Counselor

PHS Who's Who Announced

Mr. and Mrs. PHS

Noah Pearson and Mercedes Mayfield

Most Beautiful and Most Handsome

Madison Nodurft and Malik Lucas


Hayden Freeman, Blake Mata, Austin Darden, Brandon Bunales, Parker Wells, and Mason Nodurft


Haley McClendon, Rachel Barrass, Lexey Breerwood, Myranda Diamond, Harlee Stuart, and Ali Glasscock


Class Favorites: Jake Smith and Drew Smith

Most Likely to Succeed: Kyle Stringer and Emily Mitchell

Most School Spirit: Brandon Spiers and Tristan Wheat

Most Athletic: Keith Dotson and Camryn Pierce


Class Favorites: Jaden Owen and Ariel Dunn

Most Likely to Succeed: Taylor Wells and Victoria McMurray

Most School Spirit: Marc Ducote and Abby Holliday

Most Athletic: Derrick Houston and Mallory Nuccio


Class Favorites: Nick Kirschbaum and Mallory Smith

Most Likely to Succeed: Dylan Rosenbaum and Kaitlyn Barber

Most School Spirit: Zack Rice and Kristin Smith

Most Athletic: Camden Ray and Merisa Myrick


Class Favorites: Ethan Ladner and Anna Beth Davis

Most Likely to Succeed: Zach Couvillon and Elizabeth Burge

Most School Spirit: Alan Holliday and Faith Necaise

Most Athletic: Austin Bolton and Megan McGill

Senior Breakfast Planned / Photos Needed

First ever Senior Breakfast will be held in the PHS cafeteria the morning of graduation practice, May 19th at 8 a.m.
To help make this event successful and memorable, we are looking for willing parents to help with the food. If any senior parent wants to cook or donate funds to purchase food, please contact Keri Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 601-795-8424 ext. 5205.
During the breakfast we will show a senior slideshow, if you want to contribute pictures please email them to Emma Lenoir at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The deadline for the slideshow is April 24th.

PHS Hall of Fame 2015

Congratulations to PHS Hall of Fame for the Class of 2015!  Hall of Fame members are selected from the top 25% of the graduating class by a committee composed of faculty members appointed by the Student Council.  Pictured (left to right) Andi Pullen, Harlie Pounds, Madison Nodurft, Clay Garrett, Drew Smith, Kristina Pertuit, and Mercedes Mayfield.

Got Talent Show Announced

Got Talent?  If you think you've got talent then we want to see it at the 2nd annual Poplarville's Got Talent Show to be held on Saturday, February 28th at the PHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.. The talent show is for anyone in the Poplarville School district grades K-12. Registration forms need to be returned along with the $10 entry fee by Thursday, February 26th.  There is an entry fee of $10 per entry and cash prizes will be awarded for the winners in each age category. Age categories are as follows: K-2, 3-5th, 6-8th and 9-12. If a group entering the talent show has students from one or more age group the group will be judged in the age category of the oldest member.
Any talent is welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the Poplarville's Got Talent Show.
The talent show sponsor is Andrea Will PHS Choral Director and any proceeds go to benefit the newly re-establised MSP Choir.

Carter Selected NSCAA Player of the Week

The MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Players of the Week have been announced for the week of January 19-24th. The NSCAA will use results and statistics provided by MaxPreps to select one boy and one girl Player of the Week in each state across the country.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and, the online high school sports leader and a site, are expanding their partnership in 2014 to include a State Player of the Week program. This program was created in an effort to promote high school soccer and highlight accomplishments of the nearly 800,000 student-athletes participating in the sport annually throughout the entire nation.

Austin Carter

Poplarville High School

Poplarville, MS

MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Players of the Week for Jan. 19-24th

This was Carter’s second time to receive this award!!

During the week of January 19th-24th Austin Carter had 5 and 6 saves in a 6-0 and 8-0 shutout wins against Forrest Co Agricultural High School!  

Hornet Soccer Wins 1st Round Playoff Game

The Poplarville Hornet Boys Soccer team went to North Pike on Tuesday January 27th to play in the school’s first ever soccer playoff game.

The Hornets missed some very good scoring opportunities early in the 1st half. Coach Smith said “You could tell early in the game our guys had the playoff jitters, it was the first time these kids had played in a playoff game. North Pike had a very good chance to score on a penalty kick but the shot hit the cross bar.” The first half was scoreless. In the second half, the Hornets came out fired up and played with a higher level of intensity. Smith added, “We talked about some things at  the half and we were able to get all the first half miscues out of our head. We knew that we were the better team, but we had to capitalize on our chances to score.

The second half we have played much better all year long. We kind of take a boxers mentality when it comes to the second half. We use the first half to see what kind of punches you will throw and then in the later rounds (2nd half) we go for our knockout blow.”

The Hornets found their knockout punch in the first 3 minutes of the second half, when leading goal scorer, senior Noah Pearson, earned a penalty in the box. Noah was able to capitalize on the penalty kick to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead.  Five minutes later the Hornets were able to net their 2nd goal of the night, also scored by Pearson. The next 30 minutes would see a flurry of chances by the Hornets to add to their lead. North Pike had a few scoring chances but were denied by sophomore goal keeper Austin Carter. Smith added, “We had some guys step up tonight and play with a lot of intensity and passion. Sophomores Nick Kirschbaum and Austin Carter played exceptionally well for us tonight. Our two forwards Pearson and Houston were tough all night in the attacking third. We had some great leadership from the upper classmen. Sophomore Turan Smith does so many good things for our team. He is a very high motor kid that just leaves everything he has on the field night in and night out. I could not be any more proud of how these boys just kept competing throughout the course of the game. It’s a special group of boys that when they need to come together as one they find ways to put everything behind them and focus on becoming a team. They understand this is a team game and they will win as a team or lose as an individual.”

The game would end with a 2-0 Hornet victory.


Hornet Soccer Historic Run Comes To an End

On Saturday January 31st the Poplarville Hornet boys’ soccer team clashed with the 4A powerhouse and number 1 seeded Bay High Tigers. Both teams had plenty of scoring opportunities throughout the first half of play. Poplarville was awarded a free kick midway through the first that was saved by the Bay High goal keeper and bounced off the cross bar and eventually found the back of the net, but the goal was waived off because the ball was ruled it hit the field goal post which deems the ball out of play. The first half saw sophomore goal keeper Austin Carter make quality save after save to shutout the Tigers in the first half.  The score was 0-0 at halftime.

The second half was much the same as the first half, except about 10-15 minutes in the Tigers were able to play a long ball and all-star nominated #24 Parker Rose was able to put a head on the ball to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.  Both teams would give them chances to score but only the Tigers were able to grab the early goal and held that lead to the end.  The final was 1-0.

Coach Smith commented on the game and his season afterwards, “Today we were able to go toe to toe with one of the better soccer programs year in and year out. Not many people were giving us a chance in today’s game and my guys wanted to prove that we belong on this level of competition. I think today we showed that Poplarville soccer is relevant. We battled, fought, and competed so hard today to just come up short, but I told my kids there is no reason not to hold their heads high today. We just gave a very quality opponent all they wanted and then some. We should be very proud of how we competed and on all the accomplishments we were able to achieve. Some of those accomplishments were the most wins in a season (13), most goals scored in a season (86), and least goals allowed on a season (23). Also this was the first time the Hornet boys’ program reached the playoffs and also recorded a win in the first round. This is a great stepping stone for the Hornet soccer program and with us returning 9 of 11 starters next season we will be looking to grow on this year.

For the first time we (Poplarville Soccer) have been getting recognized on the state level and by national organizations. We have had 2 players receive ‘State player of the week’ presented by (Noah Pearson, Austin Carter (2). Carter just received the award for his second time this season for the week on January 19-25th.  Also Senior forward and PRCC Signee Noah Pearson finished the season with 37 goals which puts him atop the state in goals scored (he also is the leading goal scorer for a single season at Poplarville). Noah finished his career with the most goals in a 4 year span in Boys soccer at Poplarville with 70 goals in 47 games”.

With the season over now Coach Smith noted, “A lot of my players will now move on to spring football and baseball to get the chance to showcase their talents in those sports and I wish them the best of luck in those seasons. This spring we will take some much needed time off and then pick back up with weights and conditioning sometime in April”.