Sixteen seniors from across the state have been selected as Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for the Class of 2021.
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 of the 16 winners will receive a $1,500 college scholarship through the support of MHSAA partners like BankPlus, Mississippi Sports Medicine, Mississippi Farm Bureau, College Savings Mississippi and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.
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 2021
|District 1 Girl||Saydee Taylor||New Site|
|District 1 Boy||Will Wayne||Corinth|
|District 2 Girl||Kira Finkley||Grenada|
|District 2 Boy||Kyrodrick Jeffries||Holly Springs|
|District 3 Girl||Ashleigh McKinney||Cleveland Central|
|District 3 Boy||Milton Lubin||Cleveland Central|
|District 4 Girl||Emma Taylor||Philadelphia|
|District 4 Boy||John Cameron Wright||Mississippi School for Math and Science|
|District 5 Girl||Marilyn Tullos||Newton County|
|District 5 Boy||Jaymar Jackson II||Laurel|
|District 6 Girl||Claire Farrar||Pearl|
|District 6 Boy||Ian McGee||Florence|
|District 7 Girl||Kayci Beth Wallace||Bogue Chitto|
|District 7 Boy||Larson Lewis||Wesson|
|District 8 Girl||Isabel Leatherman||St. Patrick|
|District 8 Boy||Kyle Foretich||Pass Christian|