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PRCC hosts first Earth Day event

Family and friends of PRCC student Jessica House pose with a crabapple tree and stone marker bearing her name.  House died in 2010. Family and friends of PRCC student Jessica House pose with a crabapple tree and stone marker bearing her name. House died in 2010.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Pearl River Community College student who died two years ago was honored as part of a first-ever Earth Day event on the Hattiesburg campus hosted by the College's Science Club. 

Students remembered nursing student Jessica House with a $500 scholarship in her name.  They also announced plans to plant a crabapple tree on the campus in her honor.  Next to it, they'll place a stone marker bearing her name. 

House died in 2010 at the age of 28 from an aneurysm.

"Jessica was a student that encompassed what the community college student was," said Jana Causey, science coordinator for the Forrest County campus of PRCC. "She was a second-time student and she was putting forth a lot of effort. It was such as shame to lose that student. She would have been a wonderful caretaker for patients," Causey said.

The event also featured a lecture by Causey on the debate over evolution versus creation.

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