School news: Local students recognized in scholarship competition


Special to The Dispatch



Area students are among 7,500 school winners of the 2018 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Competition. They include Haley Barker of Heritage Academy; Aubri Bouldes of New Hope High School; Devin Chen and Mia Riddley, both of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science; Tyrese Jones and Maya Rush, both of Columbus High School; Mary Passons of Starkville Academy; Quashun Semaj Harris of West Point High School; and Carter Armstrong and Reagan Freeman, both of Oak Hill Academy. 


School winners will continue to compete for the chance to become state finalists, state winners, national finalists or national winners. State winners will receive a $500 college scholarship. National finalists will receive a $1,000 college scholarship, and the male and female national winners will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and trip to New York City to attend the Heisman Trophy Trust's annual college Heisman award broadcast on Dec. 8.



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