Gandy Scholarship Winners Announced

May 28, 2017

The Solon Lee Gandy Memorial Scholarship Committee and the Gandy Memorial Scholarship Committee from Poplar Dell Baptist Church have announced this year’s college scholarship recipients.

Solon Lee Gandy Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2008 in memory of Flomaton High School graduate, Solon Lee Gandy, the committee chooses outstanding Flomaton or Jay senior(s) who meet certain criteria, including sports participation, extensive writing abilities and a high grade point average for the annual scholarship.

Flomaton senior Dylan Patterson, son of Clint and Stacy Patterson, was awarded this year’s scholarship. Patterson graduated with a 3.7 GPA and has been involved in cross country, football and Beta Club while at Flomaton. His civic activities include community fundraisers and Down syndrome rallies. Patterson is the 19th recipient of this scholarship.


Gandy Memorial Scholarship

The Gandy Memorial Scholarship was also established in 2008 and is in memory of several Gandy family members who attended Poplar Dell Baptist Church in Byrneville — J.L., Louise, Solon, Elmira Crapps, and Bill Gandy.  To be eligible for this scholarship, a church member must be active in Sunday School and other youth activities and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA throughout his/her high school career.

This year’s recipient is Destiny Herring, daughter of Mitch and Tabatha Herring. Herring is a Jay High graduate, ranked No. 7 in her class. She was involved in Beta Club, SGA, and softball. Herring has signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast College where she will be playing softball this fall. She is the sixth recipient of this scholarship.


One Response to “Gandy Scholarship Winners Announced”

  1. The Baggetts on May 28th, 2017 2:37 pm

    Both of these seniors are very deserving of these scholarships! Congratulations on the next step of your journey.

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