Delta Council honors eight Warren County students
For 16 years, Delta Council has bestowed special honor upon two exemplary students from each of the high schools throughout the 19-county Mississippi Delta Region, including public, parochial and private schools, at the Delta Council Annual Meeting. Students are selected by school administrators based on leadership, extra-curricular, scholastic and community service.
A $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the top Delta Honor Graduate, as selected by higher education officials in the Delta, to help defray tuition and expenses as the student’s college of choice sees fit.
Due to COVID-19, Delta Council is postponing the annual meeting. This marks only the third time in over eight decades the meeting has been altered — the first one was during World War II, the second was during the Flood of 2011, and now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Delta Council is grateful to recognize these special young men and women throughout the Delta,” said Tom Gresham of Indianola, president of Delta Council. “Our message to these young people is to continue your high achievements in education and leadership by going to college, but please come home to Mississippi and the Delta to help us continue to make our communities better.”
As a result of Delta Council Day being postponed until after the onset of the Fall school semester, the Salute to Delta Honor Graduates ceremony has been canceled for 2020, but the students’ honors and great achievements have not been overlooked by Delta Council staff and supporters. Delta Honor Graduates will receive a certificate signed by Gov. Tate Reeves and Delta Council President Tom Gresham certifying that each student is celebrated as a Delta Honor Graduate of 2020. Each student will also be invited to and recognized at the Fall meeting of 2020.
The recipient of the $2,500 scholarship will be announced soon. The list of Warren County students who were honored along with their respective high schools is below:
- Elaina Bailey – Warren Central High
- Kameren Batty – Vicksburg High
- Anna Ware Brown – St. Aloysius High School
- Khya Gaines – Vicksburg High
- Ian Gordon – Warren Central High
- Madison Henderson – Porter’s Chapel Academy
- Elizabeth Keen – St. Aloysius High School
- Storey Kirklin – Porter’s Chapel Academy
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