Desoto County News

Hernando students earn Northwest CC scholarships

Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation awarded students scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year on May 17 at the Northwest DeSoto Center.

The following students and the scholarships they received are as follows: (from left) Hayden Drumwright of Hernando, The Greene Blythe Endowed Scholarship; Jackson Uselton of Hernando, The Ranger Football Championship Endowed Scholarship; Cady Hankins of Hernando, The A. W. and LaNelle S. Bouchillon Endowed Scholarship; Mary Taylor of Hernando, The Dr. Ann Yates Whitten Endowed Scholarship; Lane Carlton of Hernando, The Keith S. Godbold DeSoto Center Endowed Scholarship; John Powell of Hernando, The Raiford Lindsey Fancher Endowed Scholarship; Kolby McKinney of Hernando, The Ed and Grace Dandridge Endowed Scholarship; and Shelby Wells of Hernando, The Charlotte Alexander Tate County Endowed Scholarship.

Bob Bakken

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