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2020 CDC Scholarship Recipient

Alaysia Cross

We are proud to announce the 2020 CDC Scholarship Recipient, Ms. Alaysia Cross. Ms. Cross maintained the honor roll at DeSoto High School, while being an athletic trainer, other extracurricular activities, and working. She has many volunteer hours at Park Manor Nursing Home with her church. She also volunteers with Meals on Wheels. If she could change three things in the community and the country they would be: the health care system to be available to everyone regardless of their income; to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus; and to change the justice system to give all people a fair chance. Ms. Cross plans to attend Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where she will major in Pre Med. She plans to pursue a career as a Physicians Assistant.


2019 Scholarship Recipients

State Representative Helen Giddings Scholarship Recipient
- Janna Singleton, Univ. of Missouri at Columbia

Janna Singleton, a 2019 DeSoto High School graduate with a GPA of 3.9038. She is our State Representative Helen Giddings Scholar. She served as our student moderator at the 2019 Candidates Forum. Janna is currently at University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering. She plans to have a career in Dermatology.

Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan Scholarship Recipient
- Kayla Campbell, University of Texas at Austin

Kayla Campbell, a 2019 DeSoto High School graduate with a GPA of 4.7595. She is our Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan Scholar. Kayla is currently attending The University of Texas at Austin. She is Majoring in Business Administration. She plans to become a medical doctor and run her own practice.
Past CDC Scholarship Recipients from DeSoto High School:
Helen Giddings Scholarship - Ryan Henderson
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholarship - Angel Butler

Helen Giddings Scholarship - Mia Kelby Lane Shaw
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholarship - David Ross
Bobby Waddle Scholarship - Azia Tisdale
Concerned DeSoto Citizens Scholarship - Nylah Daniels
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholarship - MaKayla Young
DeSoto Lions Club Scholarship - Kenedi Norman
DeSoto Lions Club Scholarship - Cierra Scott
Girlfriends Ministry Scholar - Taylor Pugh
Scholar to Scholar Scholarship - J'Benet Moore
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholar - Dalesia Harris

Helen Giddings Scholarship - Savannah Jones
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholarship - Ross Jordan
Bobby Waddle Scholarship - Miles McBride
Concerned DeSoto Citizens Scholarship - Christopher Stiles
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholarship - Vatallio Abrams
DeSoto Lions Club Scholarship - Chase Hendricks
DeSoto Lions Club Scholarship - Kendall Campbell
Scholar to Scholar Scholarship - Kendall Campbell

Helen Giddings Scholarship - Kortney White
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholarship - Jennifer Ruiz
Bobby Waddle Scholarship - Terrance Mosley, Jr.
Concerned DeSoto Citizens Scholarship - Maya Rollerson
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholarship - Jasmine Pugh
DeSoto Lions Club Scholarship - Jorey Bell

Helen Giddings Scholarship - Cora Garner
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholarship - Kiara Rhodes
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholarship - Davian Harris
Bobby Waddle Scholarship - Tayhlor Tanner
Concerned DeSoto Citizens Scholarship - Kaliyah Rose
Concerned DeSoto Citizens Scholarship - Jasmine Siddall

Helen Giddings Scholar - Jaleea Yelverton
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholar - Nathan Wheeless
Lions Club Scholar - Ryan Sternes
Bobby Waddle Scholar - Jamal Hicklen
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholar - Victoria Johnson
CDC Scholar - Bria Love
Jimmy Clardy Memorial Scholar - Hailey Johnson

Helen Giddings Honorary Scholar- Brianne Rodgers
Curtistene S. McCowan Scholar - Mina Tricomi Peugh
Bobby Waddle Scholar - Allyson Houser
Sharon Sternes Memorial Scholar - Breanna Wright
Jimmy Clardy Memorial Scholar - Corderius Seay
Dorothy Mae Blackburn Memorial Scholar -Julia Aycock
2010 - Camille Forbes*, Darious Thompson, Kene'dra Combs, Winfred McGary III, Vanessa Lightbourne, Destiny Gray
2008 - Octavia Shorter*, Chermaine Danielle Cole, David L. Hawkins, Jr., Brittany S. Henry, D'Ondra Lawrence, Whitney Oliver, Antoine Long
2007 - Brittany Johnson*, Glenn Johnson, Martin Heard, Kimberly Campbell, Trenton Johnson, Iman Garrett-Price, Shaneice Young, Darah Hooks, Laura Oliver
2006 - Jonathan Allen, Melton Cook, Eric Crawley,
Jordan Creson, Nicholas Davis, Deonna McGary, Warren Seay, Rainey Sternes
2005 - Kracynthia Flowers, Whitney Basil, Edgar Clark,
Alaa Douglas, Jennifer Moore
2004 - Ashley Richard, Hailey Adair, Dana Brantley,
Tyshan Broden, Erica Glenn, Lauren Johnson
2003 - LaDana Badger*, Willisa Turner
2002 - Jokae Ingram*, Glenn Strange
2001 - Tanisha Porter, Danielle Brown
2000 - KaRhonda Brown*, Jelanie Ingram
1999 - Veda M. Frazier*, Kevin A. Curry,
Amber D. Fussell
1998 - Ella Katherine Ware*, Denise Ray Olson,
Paul Harris, Ryan Marshall
1997 - Ilevba Osarenkhoe, Aaron Anderson,
Dakeya Jordan, Katherine Neyland
1996 - Virginia Smith, Cardiss Johnson,
Tymeka Coney, Deidre Smith
1995 - Alice Walker, Cedric Ford
1994 - Martin Hodges, Tamara Pearson
1993 - Sherrell Postell
1992 - Arthur Mills IV, Yanika Daniels,
Leon C. McCowan
1991 - Rachael Thomas, Kimberly Belcher,
Toi Thurman
1990 - Lisa Ellis, Camesha Scott,
Johnmesha Clater
*Recipient of Helen Giddings Honorary Scholarship Chairperson Award

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