6 students named 2023 Co-Lin’s Hall of Fame
Published 3:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2023
Six outstanding sophomores at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson Campus have been named to the 2022-2023 Hall of Fame. Induction into the college’s Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on a student at Co-Lin.
Inducted were Akura Brown of Hazlehurst, Ty’China Byrd of Brookhaven, Larson Lewis of Wesson, Harold Rhodes III of Silver Creek, Isaac Sivils of Bude, and Haden Stephens of Brandon.
Brown serves as President of the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, President of the Trailblazers, Representative for the Student Government Association, and Secretary of Sigma Kappa Delta. She is a member of the Council of Presidents and the Women’s Resident Council. The recipient of several scholarships, Brown was elected as Miss Co-Lin, selected as Trailblazer of the Year, and to Who’s Who at Co-Lin. She is the daughter of Tracy and Derek Brown of Hazlehurst.
Byrd is the daughter of Tamantha Byrd of Brookhaven. She is the President of Sigma Kappa Delta, Vice President of Fellowship for the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and Blue Wave Show Band Color Guard Captain. She is a member of the Trailblazers and Future Teachers of America. Byrd was elected 2022 Homecoming Queen and was selected as a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar (one of only 50 students nationwide), Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic First Team, William Winter Scholar, and to Who’s Who at Co-Lin.
Lewis serves as President of Mu Alpha Theta, Vice President of Scholarship for the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and Vice President of the Student Government Association. He is a member of the Trailblazers and an active member of the Baptist Student Union. Lewis was selected Who’s Who at Co-Lin and as a Campus Favorite his freshman and sophomore years. He is the son of Amy Lewis and Russ Lewis.
Rhodes is the son of Akimi and Harold Rhodes, Jr. of Silver Creek. He is a member of the Trailblazers and the Co-Lin Wolf Pack football team. Harold was elected by his peers as Mr. Co-Lin and was the recipient of a Co-Lin Foundation Scholarship. Rhodes graduated from Co-Lin in December 2022 and is now continuing his academic and football career at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Sivils is President of the Baptist Student Union, Vice President of Research for the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and Vice President of Sigma Kappa Delta. He is a member of the Trailblazers and Mu Alpha Theta. A President’s List student, Sivils was selected to the Phi Theta Kappa All- Mississippi Academic Second Team, Who’s Who at Co-Lin and is the recipient of Co-Lin Foundation Scholarships. He is the son of Thomas and Samantha Sivils of Bude.
Stephens serves as the Vice President of Leadership for the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, manager for the Blue Wave Show Band, and Representative for the Student Government Association. He is a member of the Sojourners and Mu Alpha Theta. Stephens was selected as a Campus Favorite and to Who’s Who at Co-Lin. He is the son of Ryan and Stacey Stephens of Brandon.