Rotary Club of Jackson Scholarship Winners

Justin Kelly is a graduate of Velma Jackson High School.  He plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in Aeronautical Engineering.

 

Ciera Garrett is a graduate of Hartfield Academy.  She plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in mechanical engineering.

 

Alashija Johnson is a graduate of Canton High School.  She plans to attend Tougaloo College and major in pediatric nursing.

 

Brittany Barnes is a graduate of Clinton High School.  She plans to attend Hinds Community college before transferring to Mississippi State to major in Child Psychology.

 

Each student gave a heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club for relieving some of the financial pressure of attending college and supporting their dreams.

 

Centron Lenior, an employee of PERS and former Rotary Scholarship winner, spoke about the impact of the Rotary Scholarship and the long reaching affect the scholarship has had on his career and his life.  Centron celebrated, not only the financial aspect the Rotary Scholarship, but also the Scholarship Mentor program.  The relationship with his Mentor, Johnny Donaldson, has been a guiding presence in his journey into adulthood and his professional career.