Two awarded inaugural MJB Scholarship

Published 11:30 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Maggie J. Bryant (MJB) Scholarship Fund has announced the inaugural recipients of the 2022 MJB Scholarship Awards.

Sheonte’ Barginere of Brantley High School and Anna McKinney of Andalusia High School were recently presented the scholarship awards.

Barginere resides in Luverne and is the 2022 Valedictorian of Brantley High School where she excelled as a student-athlete. She was awarded $1,000 to assist with college expenses. She is enrolled as a student-athlete at Northwest Florida State Community College majoring in Sports and Fitness Management with plans to pursue a Nursing degree.

McKinney resides in Georgiana and is a 2022 graduate of Andalusia High School where she excelled as a student leader. She was awarded $750 to assist with college expenses. She is enrolled at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and majoring in Psychology with long term plans to become a Clinical Psychologist.

The MJB Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Maggie J. Bryant to help deserving students further their education and embrace the value of lifelong learning and community leadership. Award recipients serve as role models by demonstrating leadership in community service, academic excellence, and lifelong learning. Scholarship recipients can receive up to $1,000 to assist with college expenses. Candidates are nominated or self-nominated each year by June 30, with recipients selected by July 31.

“Our goal is to help create a community of future leaders who value lifelong learning and servant leadership, just as our mother did,” said Marenda Bryant Caldwell, chairperson of the Fund.

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