Jackson County students receive Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarships

From:  News Release  6/5/17   GCN


On June 5, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors presented Mackenzie Perry and Leigh Hasty with $500 checks as the recipients of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship. The MAS County Employee Scholarship program awarded over 80 scholarships to dependents of current or retired employees around the state. 


Mackenzie Perry is a graduate of East Central High School. Ranked 18th in her class, she graduated with Highest Honors and an Advanced Degree. Mackenzie will attend MGCCC in the Fall then plans to transfer to the University of South Alabama to pursue a career in Nursing. Her grandmother, Anita Bosarge, works for the District Attorney’s office.


Leigh Hasty graduated from St. Martin High School with Advanced Honors with Special Honors Distinctive Mississippi Scholar. Leigh will be attending MGCCC where she is also the recipient of their Academic Excellence and Foundation Gala Scholarships. Her future plans include pursuing a Masters as well.  Leigh’s mother, Laura Hasty, works for Justice Court.


Derrick Surrette, Executive Director of MAS said, “The MAS County Employee Scholarship program is one way that our Association can give back to the employees of our counties. We hope to have an even greater response to the program next year.”


The Mississippi Association of Supervisors is a nonprofit support association of Mississippi’s 82 counties. Since its inception in 1928, MAS has been committed to the improvement of county government across our state. MAS members have been instrumental in implementing efficient and effective grassroots government that serves the general welfare not only of the counties themselves, but of the entire state. For more information on MAS, visit www.mssupervisors.org.