Math, science school has 3 local grads

Published 8:48 pm Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mankaran Dhaliwal and AnnaRachel Breeland.

Mankaran Dhaliwal and AnnaRachel Breeland.

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science recently announced the graduation of several area students.

Mankaran Dhaliwal, of Silver Creek, is the son of Sucha Singh and Amarji Kaur. Before attending MSMS, Dhaliwal attended Lawrence County High School. In the fall he will attend The University of Mississippi where he will major in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in manufacturing and a minor in German.

Jesse Beeson II, from Wesson, is the son of Jesse and Iris Beeson. Before attending MSMS, Jesse attended Wesson Attendance Center. In the fall he will attend Tulane University and major in neuroscience.

Jesse Beeson

Jesse Beeson

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AnnaRachel Breeland, from Brookhaven, is the daughter of Durwood and Elizabeth Breeland. Before attending MSMS, Breeland attended Brookhaven High School. In the fall she will attend Mississippi State University and major in Microbiology.

These students are part of the 103 students from across the state of Mississippi who will make up the MSMS Class of 2015. Thus far, the Class of 2015 has been offered more than $22 million in scholarships, of which more than $7 million has been accepted. Twenty percent of this class has been awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships; the remaining 80 percent are currently averaging about $38,000 in scholarship awards per student.

MSMS is Mississippi’s only public, residential high school specifically designed to meet the needs of Mississippi’s most academically talented students. The school, which is located on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus serves high school juniors and seniors from every corner of the Magnolia State. In 2014, the school was named the 57th best high school in America by the Daily Beast and was named the 24th best high school in the American Southeast by the same publication.

MSMS accepts applications from current high school sophomores; however, the Class of 2017 has already been selected. The application for the Class of 2018 will be made available by August of 2015. For more information about MSMS, please visit