Locals named Delta Council scholars



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.

In addition, 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.

“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.”

Students listed by County then name and school are:


Hunt Barksdale, Lee Academy.

Joseph Curcio, Lee Academy.

Taylor Matthews, Clarksdale High.

Antonia Morales, Coahoma County High.

Cordeja Murphy, Coahoma County High.

Amber Roland, Clarksdale High,

Aquaysheonna White, Coahoma Early College.

Thomas Williams, Coahoma Early College.


Casey Moore, Delta Academy.

Roinissia Presley, Palmer High.

Talacia Robinson, Palmer High.

Jhalen Wells, Delta Academy.


Ja’Kyla Dunn, Rosa Fort High

Anna Grace Gibson, Tunica Academy

Hailey Goff, Tunica Academy

Mykendria Herring, Rosa Fort High

Due to COVID-19, Delta Council is postponing the Annual Meeting. Delta Honor Graduates will receive a certificate signed by Governor 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.


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