For the month of December, the Tupelo High School student of the month is 9th grader, Shalyn McCollum. Her parents are Rachael and John McCollum of Coalgate. Her grandparents are Benny and Cheri Ward of Cottonwood, and Naomi and the late Patrick McCollum of Coalgate. Shayln’s school activites are softball, basketball, FFA and FCA. Shalyn enjoys hanging out with family and friends. After high school, Shalyn plans to go to college and become a physical therapist assisstant (PTA).