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Testimonials

Mary Snow
Mississippi Scholars & Tech Master Program Co-Ordinator
Winston County

It was 15 years ago that BJ Kelleghan and I, members of the Education committee from the 1st Strategic Plan for Winston County, heard about Mississippi Scholars and decided to put it in place here in Winston County. We felt it was an opportunity to involve the business community in successful educational pathways for students.

That first year we only had 4 students, but we have grown substantially over the years. This could not be done without faithful members of the Mississippi Scholars committee who not only serve on the county committee with me, but also go into a particular school as our representative to do the 8th grade presentations, keep our 9th, 10th, and 11th grades on particular paths and make sure our seniors have everything they need their final year. They are Betty Byrd, BJ Kelleghan, Joyce Nance, and Margaret Taylor.

Whether Mississippi Scholars for those college bound or Mississippi Scholars Tech Master, we feel every student should be involved in one of these programs. It is a pathway to success!"

Angelica Richards
2014 Greenville-Weston High School Graduate

I’m Angelica Richards a native of Greenville, Mississippi. I graduated from Greenville- Weston High School with the class of 2014. I went off to further my education at Hinds Community College in 2016, were I received my Associates Degree. After Hinds I obtain my Bachelor’s Degree from Alcorn State University in 2018. After graduation I moved back to my hometown were I am now the Workforce Coordinator at the Washington County Economic Alliance. I’m also the Coordinator for the MS Scholars and Tech Masters program here in Greenville. I work extremely hard with the great help and support from local employers who volunteer some of the employees time to conduct field work for this amazing program.

Quote: You Were Born To Win. But To Be A Winner, You Must Plan To Win, Prepare To Win, and Expect To Win.- Zig Ziglar

The Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Tech Masters has a positive impact on the communities in the Mississippi Delta. It encourages and motivate students to be career driven and workforce ready.

Greenville Washington County recognized 250 Mississippi Scholars and 125 Mississippi Scholars Tech Master in 2019 for satisfying the requirements for each program. Each student was recognized at the annual awards day program at the Washington County Convention Center with a medallion and certificate. The coordinator of the event was Angelica Richards, former Mississippi Scholars, and Americorps Workforce Training Coordinator for Washington County Economic Alliance.

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