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2017 Honorary Fred E. Jones Memorial Scholarship Award
Miss Alexus L.J. Smith
TheHerk Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to help support music educational programs in Mississippi, proudly awarded its eighth Fred Earl Jones Memorial Scholarship to Alexus L. J. Smith of Hernando High School in Hernando, Mississippi. She is an Honorary Recipient. She is the granddaughter of the Fred Jones. She is a member of the National Honor Society, HHS Choir, Science Club, and Archonettes of Zeta Phi Beta. She is a member of Beachum Chapel CME Church of Hernando, where she is the associate pianist. She plans to major in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Music.
2015 Kierra Aycock
The seventh recipient of the Fred Earl Jones Memorial Scholarship to Kierra Aycock of Southaven High School in Southaven, Mississippi.
Fred E. Jones Memorial Scholarship - Scholarship Amount: $500.00
·Must be a student attending a Mississippi Public School inDeSoto, Lafayette,Marshall, Panola, Tate, or Tunica County
·High School Senior with at least a 2.5 GPA
·Planning to attend a college or university full-time
·Must major or minor in the following:Music, Education, and/or Subject Area with Teacher Licensure
2014 Anthony Rice, Jr.
The sixth recipient of the Fred Earl Jones Memorial
Scholarship is Anthony Rice, Jr. of Rose Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi. He
is a graduate of Rosa Fort High School Class of 2014. He was a member
of the "Mean Green" Marching Band. He is currently enrolled in Jackson
State University, where he is majoring in music education. His plans are
to be the greatest band director in the land.
Anthony is the son of the late Anthony Rice, Sr. and Valerie Rice.
2013 Zsa'Xhani Davis
The fifth recipient of the Fred Earl Jones Memorial Scholarship to Zsa'Xhani Davis of Potts Camp High School in Marshall County, Mississippi. Miss
Davis was a member of the FFA, Beta Club, Mu Theta - Math Club,
Basketball and Softball teams, and Student Government Association -
Class President. She is also a proud member of Shiloh M.B. Church. She
is a pianist (13 years) and plans to attend college with a major in
2012 Jana Holder
The fourth recipient of the Fred Earl Jones Memorial Scholarship to Jana Holder of Horn Lake High School. This is the second time a student from Horn Lake High School has received this honor. She a violinist and vocalist that will be majoring in Music Therapy / Music Education
2011 Caitlyn Bjork
The third recipient of the Fred Earl Jones Memorial
Scholarship is Caitlyn Bjork of Horn Lake High School. This is the first time a DeSoto County student has received this award. Ms. Bjork was a member of the National Honor Society, Horn Lake High School Band/Colorguard, and community orchestras. She was honored with this award for her academic excellence, musicianship, and ambitious attitude as a future educator.
2010 Katerrica Dorsey
The second recipient of the Fred Earl Jones Memorial Scholarship to Katerrica Dorsey of Rosa Fort High School. Ms. Dorsey was honored with this award for her academic excellence, musicianship, and ambitious attitude as a future educator. The scholarship award was presented at the Rosa Fort 2010 Class Night Program in Tunica, Mississippi by Calandra Jones-Howard, Herk Foundation Founder. The scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be applied directly to the recipient’s college of choice.
2009 Marvin Rayford
Herk Foundation awards its FIRST-EVER Fred E. Jones ScholarshipMr. Marvin Rayford
The Herk Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to help support music educational programs in Mississippi, proudly awarded its FIRST Fred Earl Jones Memorial Scholarship to Marvin Rayford of H.W. Byers High School in Mt. Pleasant, Mississippi.