Lindy Callahan (right) with his wife Ann. Photo by Keith Warren

MHSAA announces Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for Class of 2021

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


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