Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest” Awards $63,000 in College Scholarships to Mississippi High School Students

Canton (MS) … On Saturday, April 19, 2008, Bumpers Drive-In of America awarded  $63,0000 in college scholarships to Mississippi high school students.

More than 505 high school juniors and seniors from across the state participated in the Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest”, qualifying for college scholarships to the college or university of their choice. Thirty-nine students were awarded scholarships ranging in value from $500 to $10,000.

The 2008 Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest” winners from across the state were:

Name                                     Scholarship    Hometown               School                       

Kendedrick Jones                 $10,000           Terry                          Terry HS

Ashley Lee                            $10,000           Taylorsville               Taylorsville HS

Katie Beth Case                    $5,000             Brookhaven              Brookhaven Acad

Andrea Denise Banks          $2,500             Clinton                       Clinton HS

Saysha Sebren                      $2,500             Madison                     Madison Central

Joy Triplett                            $2,500             Philadelphia              Neshoba CentralHS

Tyler Williams                      $2,500             Lucedale                    George County HS

Karla Easterling                    $2,000             Florence                     Florence HS

Benjamin Googe                  $2,000             New Albany             New Albany HS

David Lee                              $2,000             Yazoo City                Manchester Acad

Grace Schmitz                       $2,000             Poplarville                 MS School of Arts

Courtney Smith                   $2,000             Meridian                    Clarkdale HS

Yaounde' Tanner                 $2,000             Hazlehurst                Hazlehurst HS

Brad Barbee                          $1,000             Madison                     MRA

Kristy Collier                                    $1,000             Crystal Springs         Copiah Acad

Amanda Harrison                $1,000             Jackson                      Terry HS

Molly McNeill                       $1,000             Hazlehurst                Copiah Acad

Jenna McWilliams                $1,000             Florence                     Florence HS

Natasha Wilson                    $1,000             Canton                       Velma Jackson HS

Jessica Beers                          $500                Pearl                           Pearl HS

Laura Brown                         $500                Ridgeland                  Ridgeland HS

Matthew Cliburn                 $500                Wesson                      Wesson HS

Olivia Cote                            $500                Jackson                      Murrah HS

Adam Greene                       $500                Clinton                       Clinton HS

Elizabeth Harris                   $500                Meridian                    Clarkdale HS

Derek Havard                      $500                Pearl                           Pearl HS

Adam Hollowell                   $500                Yazoo City                Manchester Acad

Libbi Huff                              $500                Yazoo City                Manchester Acad

Brenden Jackson                  $500                Brandon                     Brandon HS

DyAndrea Kennedy                        $500                Jackson                      Wingfield HS

Virginia Little                        $500                Hazlehurst                Copiah Acad

Megan Lowe                         $500                Jackson                      Murrah HS

Danielle Moss                       $500                Crystal Springs         Copiah Acad

Mary Elizabeth Posey         $500                Bogue Chitto                        Brookhaven Acad

Gage Rodriguez                   $500                Ridgeland                  Ridgeland HS

Toby Sartain                         $500                McLain                       Green County HS

Mandi Strickland                  $500                Yazoo City                Manchester Acad

Taylor Stringer                     $500                Tylertown                 Park Lane Acad

Gavin Tolbert                       $500                Lucedale                    George County HS

The scholarship contest was open to all Mississippi high school juniors and seniors. Scholarship winners were selected through a random drawing, with winners’ names pulled by Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee.

“As an added bonus, the 505 students who completed the contest requirements will receive free meals for a year. That’s 52 free Bumpers Drive-In meals, one per week, for a year,” said Amber Sukhbaatar, Marketing Director for Jackie's International, parent company of Bumpers.

Beyond the scholarships and free meals for a year that were awarded to all qualifying students, Bumpers Drive-In also awarded a $500 cash prize to Madison Central High School, the school with the highest number of students who participated in the Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest” program. Edith Mitchell, Principal, accepted the check on behalf of Madison Central High School.

Edith Mitchell, Principal of Madison Central High School, accepted a $500 check from Sunny Sethi, for Madison Central High School, which had the highest number of students who participated in the Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest“ 2008 program.

$10,000 Scholarship winner from Terry, attends Terry High School

$10,000 Scholarship winner from Taylorsville, attends Taylorsville High School

$5,000 Scholarship winner from Brookhaven, attends Brookhaven Academy

$2,500 Scholarship winner from Madison, attends Madison Central

$2,000 Scholarship winner from Florence, attends Florence High School

$2,000 Scholarship winner from New Albany, attends New Albany High School

$2,000 Scholarship winner from Yazoo City, attends Manchester Academy

$2,000 Scholarship winner from Poplarville, attends MS School of Arts in Brookhaven

$2,000 Scholarship winner from Meridian, attends Clarkdale High School

$2,000 Scholarship winner from Hazlehurst, attends Hazlehurst High School

$1,000 Scholarship winner from Madison, attends MRA

$1,000 Scholarship winner from Crystal Springs, attends Copiah Academy

$1,000 Scholarship winner from Jackson, attends Terry High School

$1,000 Scholarship winner from Hazlehurst, attends Copiah Academy

$1,000 Scholarship winner from Florence, attends Florence High School

$1,000 Scholarship winner from Canton, attends Velma Jackson High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Pearl, attends Pearl High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Ridgeland, attends Ridgeland High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Wesson, attends Wesson High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Jackson, attends Murrah High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Clinton, attends Clinton High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Meridian, attends Clarkdale High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Pearl, attends Pearl High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Yazoo City, attends Manchester Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Yazoo City, attends Manchester Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Brandon, attends Brandon High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Jackson, attends Wingfield High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Hazlehurst, attends Copiah Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Jackson, attends Murrah High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Crystal Springs, attends Copiah Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Bogue Chitto, attends Brookhaven Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Ridgeland, attends Ridgeland High School

$500 Scholarship winner from McLain, attends Green County High School

$500 Scholarship winner from Yazoo City, attends Manchester Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Tylertown, attends Park Lane Academy

$500 Scholarship winner from Lucedale, attends George County High School