Sixteen seniors from across the state have been selected as Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for the Class of 2020.
The honorees — one boy and one girl from each of the MHSAA’s eight geographical districts — were chosen for their academic accomplishments as well as their participation in high school athletics and extracurricular activities. The recipients were chosen by a committee made up of MHSAA partners and school administrators.
Each winner will receive a $1,500 college scholarship through the support of MHSAA partners like BankPlus, Mississippi Sports Medicine, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, Farm Bureau and C Spire.
“Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes are among the best and brightest Mississippi has to offer,” MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton. “This has been a difficult year and unprecedented last few months for our students in Mississippi, particularly the graduating seniors who have missed out on a number of sports, activities and events as their schools closed. We commend all 16 winners along with more than 150 nominees from throughout the state for their contributions and accomplishments that help demonstrate the value of school-based athletics and activities.”
The Scholar-Athlete awards were launched in 1996 to honor Mr. Lindy Callahan, a long-time athletic director and coach at Gulfport High School and an eight-time Hall of Fame inductee.
Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for 2020
|District 1 Girl||Lakin Hamm||Itawamba AHS|
|District 1 Boy||Blake Knippers||Corinth|
|District 2 Girl||Raegan Stafford||DeSoto Central|
|District 2 Boy||Logann Cossey||South Panola|
|District 3 Girl||Imani Campbell||Leland|
|District 3 Boy||Dawson Graham||Riverside|
|District 4 Girl||Addison Mason||Eupora|
|District 4 Boy||Ben Bradley||New Hope|
|District 5 Girl||Lucy Green||West Lauderdale|
|District 5 Boy||John Landon Young||Meridian|
|District 6 Girl||Shelby Dean||Clinton|
|District 6 Boy||Jayson Ward||Pearl|
|District 7 Girl||Morgyn Brister||Loyd Star|
|District 7 Boy||Triston Lee||West Lincoln|
|District 8 Girl||Madison Walker||Biloxi|
|District 8 Boy||Yash Patel||Pass Christian|