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Founders Scholarship Recipients

2021 session

Samantha McCollough, a 17-year-old senior from Oakdale, Louisiana, is a member of Zion Baptist Church where she sings specials during the service, teaches Children's Sunday School, and is involved in many other church ministries. Samantha is currently taking private piano lessons from Mrs. Judy McCollough and guitar lessons from Mr. Larry McCollough. Samantha's dream is to serve the Lord in whatever way that He has for her, using the musical talents that she has acquired for the Lord's service. 


John Pharis, a 17-year-old south Mississippi native and High School Senior. John is an active member in his home church of Puckett United Methodist. He writes that his home church was "overjoyed to hear that their worship leader and youth representative had received such a great award". John is very active in his high school music programs and enjoys playing music any chance he gets. John's attitude is always one of gratefulness, a smiling face to see every day on campus, and willingness to help in any way possible.  

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