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Starkville Academy supports Camp Kamassa

Starkville Academy Student Council and Honor Society, pictured above, Marilyn Cosby, Brody Bennett, Emmy Moyen, Memory Shuffield, Logan Roach, Michael Winfield, Mary Kitchens (Camp Kamassa Founder), Grayson Armstrong, Ben Brown, Tyler Highfield, and Jiho Lee honored the memory of Lake Little with a donation to Camp Kamassa. Not pictured: Student Council sponsor Cheryl Andrews and Honor Society Sponsor Jessica Hubbard

Elizabeth “Lake” Little was an amazing young lady who last summer lost her life in a plane crash. Her parents are David and Pattie Little and her brothers are Layton and Patton. She had Crystal Springs connections. Angie Little Greer was a close cousin. Lake graduated from Starkville Academy in 2019 after excelling in sports and academics. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Starkville and was designated as Starkville’s Miss Hospitality. Lake was a pilot who dreamed of becoming a U.S. Air Force pilot. Just a few weeks before the tragic accident she was sworn into the Air National Guard. The Starkville Academy Student Council and Honor Society wanted to do something to honor Lake, something that would last. The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools encouraged their member school to raise money for a Mississippi Non-Profit and Camp Kamassa was honored to be chosen this year. Starkville Academy raised $2,350, more than any other school. They wanted the money to be used to honor Lake. Lake started a program she called “Reading Matters”. Through this she helped teach the importance of reading literacy to people of all ages. When the school learned that Camp Kamassa will have a library they knew they wanted the money to be used there. A beautiful glass plaque was presented to Camp Kamassa Director Mary Kitchens to be placed in the library. However, the family and school want to do more. Instead of just a plaque, they want to name the library The Lake Little Library. Camp Kamassa has many naming opportunities. To name the library will be $25,000. Of course, the $2,350 can be applied. They are encouraging everyone to join them in this worthy endeavor. Donations go to MTK Camp Kamassa. Please put in the memo line “For Lake Little Library”. Mail your gift to MTK, PO Box 520, Crystal Springs, MS 39059. The Camp Kamassa Foundation will let the family know they heard from you. Thank you. Camp Kamassa is a camp facility under construction in Copiah County that will serve Mississippi children and adults with special needs.

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