April 28, 2005
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Thurmond earns ETS Recognition of Excellence
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women
student John Thurmond of Columbus recently earned the
Educational Testing Service Recognition of Excellence
for his recent outstanding performance on a PRAXIS II
Thurmond’s test score ranked among the top 15 percent of
candidates nationwide who took the assessment in
previous years. The PRAXIS II test is a professional
assessment for beginning teachers.
“This achievement indicates a high level of proficiency
in an area critical for professional educators,” his
Thurmond is a senior elementary education major.