PETAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION HISTORY

1987

  • The Petal School District Education Foundation was organized.

  • Ray Perkins, former Petal High School graduate donates $10,000.00 to the Foundation for an academic scholarship to an athlete.

 

1996

  • Additional Scholarship set up in memory of Bobby Runnels

 

2001

  • The reformation of the Petal School District Foundation Board of Directors

  • Begin work for the first Petal High School Alumni Director

  • Class of ’56 Scholarship founded

 

2002

  • Petal School District celebrates 25 years as a Separate School District

  • Alumni Director is released

 

2005

  • Gail McInnis Scholarship founded

  • Petal School District Personalized Car Tags

 

2006

  • Cisco Grant awarded to Foundation

  • Marcus Ware Scholarship founded

  • Robert E. Hendrix Scholarship founded

 

2007

  • Full time Executive Director employed by Foundation

  • Earl P. Cross Scholarship founded

  • Jennifer Trussell Purvis Choral Scholarship founded

  • Ione Ginn Bond Education Scholarship founded

  • Landry and Lewis Architect Scholarship founded

 

2008

  • Traci Goodwin Visual Arts Scholarship established

  • Bobby Drake Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established

  • Edith Easterling James Education Scholarship was established

  • 10 C-PAS Scholarships ($250.00 each) are given to the students scoring highest on the Career and Occupational Studies Exam each year

 

2009

  • Jim Smith Athletic Scholarship was established

  • “Friends of the Foundation” PSD Employee Dependent Scholarship program established

  • Petal Band Presidential Inaugural Scholarship was established and endowed

  • James Hutto Social Studies Grant was established

 

2010

  • William Wible, Sr. Memorial Scholarship awarded (2010 only)

  • Lynn Cartlidge Leadership Scholarship was established

  • SPC William Anthony Blount Memorial Scholarship established

  • Petal Optimist Club Scholarship established

  • D. Kolbo Scholarship established

  • Nicholas C. Hendry Memorial Scholarship Awarded (2010 only)

  • Mississippi Scholar Foundation Scholarship established

  • The “Little Robert Barding” MOD Award established

 

2011

  • “A Hand Up” Scholarships (3) were awarded (2010 only)

  • Penny Jones Alexander “Stay in School” Award was established and endowed

  • SPC William Anthony Blount Memorial Scholarship endowed

  • Dan Stuart Memorial Softball Scholarship established

  • Anderson Brothers Leadership Scholarship established

 

2012

  • Milton Baxtor Band Scholarship established

  • Chuck Harrell Allied Health Scholarship established

  • PHS JROTC Scholarship established

  • Spirit of Robert Burgess Scholarship established

  • S. “Red” Hancock Math & Science Scholarship

 

2013

  • Burkett Ross Sr. Top Scholar Athlete Scholarship established

  • Jerry and Vicki Mixon Scholarship established

  • Petal Arts Council Scholarship established

  • Willie Ratliff Memorial Scholarship established

  • “Little Robert” Barding Special Needs Scholarship established

  • Elizabeth Dabbs Brock “Fight the Good Fight” Scholarship established

  • Petal Youth Sports Association Scholarship established

 

2014

  • Jimmy Havard Community Service Scholarship established

 

2015

  • Resinall Science/Engineering Scholarship established

  • Ronnie Harrington Memorial Baseball Scholarship established

  • Gene High Memorial Scholarship established

  • Eddie Miley Lewis Legacy Scholarship established

  • Steve Simmons P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship established

 

2016

  • Kevin Patrick Duckworth Memorial Baseball Scholarship established

  • Beth Havard English/Education Scholarship established

  • Addison McKinley Memorial Scholarship established

  • Kristi & Bob Pierce Leadership Scholarship established

  • Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association Scholarship established

  • King CPA Scholarship established

  • Making Strides Scholarship established

 

2017

  • Peggy James Child Nutrition Employee Dependent Scholarship established

  • PSD Ambassador Scholarship established

  • CTE Teacher Academy Scholarship established

  • Aspiring Teacher/Education Scholarship established

  • Dee Dee & Robert Lowery Accounting Scholarship established

  • “Power of the Pen” Creative Writing Scholarship established

  • Otis B. Clinton Fine Arts Scholarship established

  • Teresa Brown Academic Excellence Scholarship established

  • CTE Health & Clinical Scholarship established

 

2018

  • Petal Chamber of Commerce Community Service Scholarship established

  • Larry Watkins Legacy Baseball Scholarship established

  • Lowery MS Scholars Tech Masters Scholarship established

  • Elizabeth Clinton Wilson Community Engagement Scholarship established

  • Petal Drugs Pharmacy Scholarship

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