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MVSU student earns top spot for state research paper competition

June 22, 2018

ITTA BENA, Miss.—Derrick Lane II is proof that it’s not where you start that determines where you go, but how you conduct yourself during the journey that can make the most significant difference.

Lane grew up surrounded by crime and poverty in the inner city of Memphis. Despite the odds, he made his way to Mississippi Valley State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in May with a degree in biology.

Lane recently...