Brookhaven’s Byrd named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Copiah-Lincoln Community College sophomore Ty’China Byrd of Brookhaven has been named a Silver Scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2023 Academic Team.

Byrd was selected based on her performance in the All-USA Academic Team competition, for which more than 2,400 applications were received this year. Only 50 students nationwide were selected as Silver Scholars. All scholars will receive a medallion and a $1,250 scholarship. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

An outstanding sophomore at Co-Lin, Byrd serves as president of Sigma Kappa Delta, vice president for the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and captain of the Blue Wave Show Band Colorguard.

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She was selected as Co-Lin’s 2022 Homecoming Queen, Who’s Who at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and as a William Winter Scholar. She is a member of the Trailblazers and Future Teachers of America. After Co-Lin, Byrd plans to continue her education at Mississippi College.