The Southern Miss Athletics program is continuing to celebrate teachers throughout south Mississippi during the pandemic through a program called Extra Yard For Teachers. This program helps recognize educators in the classroom and inspires them! This year, Extra Yard for Teachers gifted two Hattiesburg Public Schools, N.R. Burger Middle School and Lillie Burney STEAM Academy with $3,000 in Michael Gift Cards for classroom supplies.
N.R. Burger Middle School Principal, Carol Jones, says that she is grateful that the University of Southern Miss is doing something for the teachers within the District. "It's good to know that Southern Miss is doing something to recognize our teachers. In the midst of a pandemic our educators are definitely appreciative of this opportunity," said Jones.