Hazlehurst Mt. Siani member heads for China


Farah Christmas, a member of Mount Sinai United Methodist Church of Hazlehurst, will travel to Taiwan and China during the summer. 

Christmas was awarded the Jackson State University International Studies-American Graduate Student Scholarship, including $1,000 to help cover the cost of the trip. The tours are designed to study Chinese culture. Christmas leaves for Taiwan May 3 and returns May 31. She travels to Bejing July 6-26. 

Christmas, who holds a history degree from JSU, will receive her master’s in August. Her brother Larry Christmas Jr. will receive his masters in technology education May 12. They are the children of Larry and Debra Carroll Christmas.