Desoto County News

Southaven natives receive NW Foundation 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:

  • Christian Calvert of Southaven, The Attorney Robert Thomas and Norma Shuford Riser Endowed Scholarship 
  • Rainy Wages of Southaven, The A. W. and LaNelle S. Bouchillon Endowed Scholarship 
  • Macy Burr of Southaven, The Jeanette Martin Endowed Scholarship 
  • Jalynn Wynn of Southaven, The Olive Twigs Humanitarian Group Endowed Scholarship 
  • Mari Dorr of Southaven, The Fay B. Brower Endowed Scholarship 
  • Latasha Lucas of Southaven, The Don Clanton Endowed Scholarship 
  • Caleb Porter of Southaven, The Jimmy Neal Andrews Endowed Scholarship and 
  • Catina Guyton of Southaven, The DeSoto County Business Women Living Legacy Endowed Scholarship.

Bob Bakken

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