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Simpson Central School Hosts Second Annual Heart Walk

Simpson Central School (SCS) held their Second Annual Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association on Friday, April 29.

Organized by the SCS Beta Club, students and teachers from all grade levels participated in a 30-minute walk around campus to get their hearts pumping. Students and teachers wore red shirts and red hearts stickers to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in order to help save lives.

Led by the motto “lets us lead by serving others,” the Beta Club raised more than $2,500 for the association to aid in its life-saving research against the #1 (heart disease) and #5 (heart disease) causes of death among men and women. Members raised $600 from the walk and over $1,900 in other fundraising efforts.

Beta Club sponsors Abigail Myers and Amber Young said they were incredibly impressed by their student’s drive to help others.

“Our kids not only wanted to fight back against heart illnesses, but they also wanted to educate the students at our school about how to develop healthy habits to keep their hearts healthy,” said Myers and Young.

Educational outreach efforts included heart presentations given by Beta Club members and morning announcements concerning heart-health facts.

“We just want to thank the parents, students, staff and community members for their support. We couldn’t have done it without you,” said the sponsors. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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