Alyssa Martin

About Alyssa Martin

I was born in Texas but I have called Tupelo, Mississippi my home for years. Tupelo High School graduate, Itawamba Community College graduate and Mississippi State University graduate. I am passionate about all things maroon and white! Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to go into TV news. Watching my dad as a young girl on TV, I knew that one day, I wanted to do the same. After graduating high school, I quickly began to pursue my degree in Broadcast Journalism. Never once did I second guess or change my major in communication. I love meeting people and being out in the community. News is my passion and I am so thankful to the opportunities offered to me out of college. I cannot wait to see where this career will take me in life!

Video: ‘Boerner Be Wild’ Fitness Challenge To Take Place

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Fitness fanatics will be able to test their skills this weekend. The second annual Boerner Be Wild Fitness Challenge takes place Saturday at the NMMC Community walking track. Participants will flip tires, climb walls, crawl through obstacles and perform other tasks along the 17 station course.

It is named after the late Hank Boerner, who was director of the wellness center for many years. Boerner was an advocate of teaching kids about the benefits of living healthy lifestyles.

“Hank was promoting that for years and so we want to remember his name and give grants out to kids that people are going to use to actually educate kids on physical fitness,” said Philip Raper, Director of NMMC Wellness Center.

The fitness challenge is sponsored by the Healthy Tupelo Task Force.