JACKSON ― Ten recent high school graduates from across the state are receiving $1,000 scholarships from the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents.
Named in honor of the late veteran educator Walter S. Bounds, the Bounds Scholarship for Excellence rewards top-performing students who excel in leadership, community service and extracurricular activities. Recipients also must meet academic requirements and be recommended by their superintendents.
“To ensure that Mississippi has strong, capable leaders to guide us into the future, we must encourage and train those leaders today,” said Dr. Phil Burchfield, MASS executive director. “The Bounds Scholarship program celebrates students who not only demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence but also seek to be responsible leaders in their careers and communities.”
Scholarship winners are Maggie Bush, South Jones High School; Zoe Green, Ripley High School; Luke Hardin, Grenada High School; Kameron Jenkins, Leland High School; Aubree Mason, Eupora High School; Erica McCoy, Aberdeen High School; Isaiah Robertson, Tishomingo County High School; Ava Smith, Strayhorn High School; Peyton Wells, Picayune Memorial High School; and Matthew Will, Poplarville High School.
The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi is a non-profit association whose membership is made up of 139 public school superintendents and more than 2,000 public school administrators. Its mission is to provide resources, advocacy, leadership, policy information, training, support, renewal, and public relations services that improve the quality of public education.