• Leslie S. Johnson was selected to receive the HMP Nursing Services Scholarship at Meridian Community College.
This award is funded through the MCC Foundation established by Mr. Jay Slaughter of HMP Nursing Services, Inc. The recipient will receive the scholarship until they graduate from the nursing program and will be required to work two years for his company.
Johnson, a 2010 graduate of Meridian High School, is in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at MCC. A Dean’s List scholar, Johnson is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year college students, the Organization of Student Nurses and the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. Her goal is to continue to the master’s level in nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi.
• Holly L. Howard has been selected to receive the Beverly Barham Memorial Scholarship at Meridian Community College.
This $500 award was initiated by the Dusty Social Service Club in 1990. Mrs. Dwight Barham of Hattiesburg has continued to fund the scholarship each year. Preference in selection is given to a member of the local group.
Howard is a 2013 honors graduate of Meridian High School, where she was a member of the Lady Cats Varsity Cheerleading Squad, Dusty Social Service Club and volunteers for College for Kids. She is in the University Transfer Program at MCC and plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi for her bachelor’s degree. Howard hopes to one day own her own dance studio.
• Robert Moore has been selected to receive the Dan Self/Robbie Jones Pre-Law Scholarship at Meridian Community College.
This $2,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation by the local attorneys. It is their intent to encourage students to pursue a career in law.
Moore, a 2013 graduate of Lamar High School, has been accepted into MCC's Honors College program. He is a freshman in the University Transfer Program at MCC. Moore is a member of Northcrest Baptist Church; volunteers with Hope Village and holds two part-time jobs. He plans to transfer to the University of Mississippi School of Law and major in international business.
• Sarai Saulters has been selected to receive the John and Ann Johnson Scholarship at Meridian Community College.
This $1,400 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by the Johnsons. Mr. Johnson served as business manager for the college for 23 years; Mrs. Johnson taught in the Lauderdale County School System for 14 years. Recipients are chosen from students who are graduates of a Lauderdale County School District.
Saulters is a 2013 highest honors graduate of Clarkdale High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She is in the University Transfer Program at MCC. Her goal is to complete a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in speech pathology at the University of Southern Mississippi.