Mitchell Simpson escorts daughter Katelyn Simspon, who was crowned Northwest Rankin High School's homecoming queen Friday night. Katelyn has Down syndrome. Students and faculty members supported an exception to grade requirements to allow her to compete. / Kevin Williams/Special to The Clarion-Ledger
Lance Cpl. Jason Hallett and Staff Sergeant Michael R. Gilio, both of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are reunited at the unit’s homecoming from Afghanistan earlier this week. Hallett has been recuperating at Bethesda Naval Medical Center since being wounded in October 2010.