Mississippi Scholars Adds Four New School Districts in 2013

Thirteen High Schools Join the Mississippi Scholars Network


Mississippi Scholars welcomes three major schoool districts to its statewide network, with DeSoto County School District, Lauderdale School District and Meridian Public School District all joining the Scholars ranks in 2013.  The addition of these new districts bring the total number of Mississippi Scholars school districts up to 88.  These three school districts, along with the addition of Hinds Agricultural High School, will add 13 new schools to the Missisisppi Scholars network.


To date, the Mississippi Scholars program has recognized over 500 graduating seniors with the Mississippi Scholars distinction from the two pilot school districts, compared to 24 in 2004. It also has:

  • Recruited 88 districts and more than 160 high schools to join the Mississippi Scholars network.
  • Trained more than 1,500 volunteers to conduct State Scholars presentations.
  • Recognized over 23,000 graduating seniors with medallions or cords for completing the Mississippi Scholars Course of Study.
  • Delivered presentations and State Scholars materials to more than 25,000 students.


New Mississippi Scholars high schools listed by school district:

DeSoto County School District

  • Center Hill High School
  • DeSoto Central High School
  • Hernando High School
  • Lake Cormorant High School
  • Lewisburg High School
  • Olive Branch High School
  • Southaven High School

Lauderdale School District

  • Clarkdale Attendance Center
  • Northeast Lauderdale High School
  • Southeast Lauderdale High School
  • West Lauderdale High School

Meridian Public School District

  • Meridian High School

Hinds County Agricultural High School


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