Scholarship recipients for 2023 have been announced by the Exchange Club of Brookhaven. For assistance with their college expenses, each of the six students will get $500.
Ella Catherine Brown, Brookhaven Academy
Outstanding student-athlete Brown is Brown. She participated in basketball, track, tennis, and cheerleading while earning a 4.0 grade point average. She worked as a volunteer for a number of groups and clubs, including the Brookhaven Little Theatre, sports management, and the Junior Auxiliary Crown Club. She wants to become a doctor. She is Lacey Allen’s daughter.
Sarah Todd Adcock, Brookhaven High
Adcock received top honors at graduation. Tennis and cheerleading were among her other activities. She has volunteered for various causes like Back to School Backpack Drive, LeBelles, Junior Ambassador Crown Club, and Reading Across America. Her career aspirations include nursing, with a focus on nurse practitioners. She is Todd and Jennifer Adcock’s child.
Kassidi Lauren Watts, Bogue Chitto
In addition to participating in the cheerleading squad, dance team, tennis, and basketball teams, Watts was a member of the Beta Club, ACT Wall of Fame, Mississippi Scholar, and cheerleading squad. She served on the yearbook staff and has gone on two church-sponsored missions. Southwest Mississippi Community College is where she intends to enroll. Kristi and Ryan Watts are her parents.
Katie Lynn Adams, Enterprise
Adams belonged to the National Beta Club, the Student Council, the Diamond Dolls, and the Future Business Leaders of America. She held positions as FBLA vice president, senior class secretary, and junior class treasurer. She intends to study business at a nearby community college with the intention of eventually working as a business instructor. Melissa and Kenneth Adams are her parents.
Alyssa Su-Anne Leggett, Loyd Star
Leggett played basketball and softball while in school and received a 4.0 GPA. She presided over the Beta Club, the Student Council, and the Class. In 2022, she was chosen as Homecoming Queen. She has a stellar academic record, has participated in service trips, and has assisted with Pee Wee basketball and kindergarten graduation. She has volunteered at the Lincoln Civic Center Baseball Complex, the Mississippi Scholars Awards event, and the Heritage Hills Orphan Ministry. She wants to study dermatology at Southwest Mississippi Community College. Her parents are Scott and Denise Leggett.
Kara Beth Addison, West Lincoln
Addison had a 4.0 GPA while also being a top basketball player, which grabbed the attention of multiple college coaches. She participated in HOBY Leadership, was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Beta Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in addition to playing basketball. The Daily Leader chose her as Miss Basketball 2023. She has served as a leader at the school, assisting with food drives, concession sales, and fundraisers. To become a physical therapy assistant, she intends to enroll in Pearl River Community College first, then Southwest Mississippi Community College. She is the child of Robyn Addison and Elder Luke.