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SCOOBA– East Mississippi Community College recognized outstanding students April 24 during its annual Scooba campus Awards Day program. Award winners were chosen by instructors as exemplary students.

Scooba campus counselor Jenny Box, who coordinated the Scooba campus Awards Day ceremony, said many of the students recognized will become familiar names in their respective communities in years to come.

“These students represent the best in their programs at EMCC. One day they’ll be the best in their field. And as many of our instructors pointed out today, these students are the doctors, the welders, the forestry experts, the optometrists of tomorrow. These students will do jobs that impact people on a regular basis, if not a daily basis. And we’re proud they chose to begin their careers at EMCC,” said Box.

Here’s a look at the award recipients, their home towns and the areas for which they were recognized:


Benjamin Adams (Carthage) – English Composition II, Forestry

Will Allen (Hattiesburg) – Chemistry II

Brandon Bell (Caledonia) – Western Civilization I

Kristen Blanks (Meridian) – Music Theatre Workshop

Mariah Bohl (Meridian) – General Biology II, British Literature I

Christopher Broom (Columbia) – William Winter Scholar

Dominique Brown (Scooba) – Design

Toni Brown (Macon) – Principles of Biology II

Deanna Burt (Philadelphia) – Western Civilization II, Reflection Singers

Kimberly Caine (Columbus) – Pep Band

Quinderek Carpenter (DeKalb) – Computer Science

Addison Cherry (Louisville) – Freshman Ophthalmic

Jennifer Dott (West Point) – Creative Writing I

Roxanne Douglas (Maben) – British Literature II

Jashemia Dubose(Porterville) – Microbiology

Sarah Dudley (Scooba) – General Biology I, Softball Scholar Athlete

Smokey Ethridge(Collinsville) – Statistics, Physics, Baseball Scholar Athlete

Steven Eubanks (Porterville) – Drawing

Earnest Fowler(Macon) – Job Search Skills

Eric Gambrell (Meridian) – Choir

Justine Gifford (Philadelphia) – Concert Band

Terrance Hemphill (Meridian) – Painting

Jontrell Hill (Meridian) – Rock Band

Reginald Horn (Toomsuba) – Basic Electrical Lineman

Laura Hull (DeKalb) – Chemistry I

Earnest Hunter (Macon) – Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete

Rebecca Hyde (Columbus) – Jazz Band

Morgan Jones(Morton) – American History I

Wiley Maddox (Bruce) – Football Scholar Athlete

Brianna May (Pelahatchie) – Educational Psychology, Women’s Basketball Scholar Athlete

Dennis Parker (Daleville) – Marching Band

Leslie Pevey (DeKalb) – American Literature II, Rodeo Scholar Athlete

Amie Pinter (Union) – Anatomy & Physiology II, Honors English Composition II, College Algebra

Jarvis Pulliam (New Houlka) – English Composition I

Morgan Rhodes (Brandon) – Trigonometry

Jamie Sciple (DeKalb) – Ceramics, Syzygy Ceramic Winner

Joseph Simmons (McCool) – Principles of Biology I

Alexandra Smith (Toomsuba) – American Literature I

Tyler Stanley (Meridian) – HEADWAE Student

Kyle Summerall (West Point) – Creative Writing II

Kaitlyn Warren (Louisville) – Sophomore Ophthalmic

Jagradi Webster (Meridian) – Psychology

Tommy Wilkerson Jr. (Porterville) – Welding

Taylor Winstead (Philadelphia) – Anatomy & Physiology I, Honors English Composition I, American History II

Hunter Worrell (Louisville) – Cheerleading Scholar Athlete

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