Lincoln County pair named Lindy Callahan Scholar Athletes

Published 8:29 am Thursday, April 18, 2024

BOGUE CHITTO — Lincoln County had a pair of student athletes named the Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete according to a press release. The pair are part of 16 seniors selected across the state for the honor.  

One boy and one girl from each of the MHSAA’s eight geographical districts — were chosen for their academic accomplishments as well as their participation in high school athletics and extracurricular activities. The recipients were chosen by a committee made up of MHSAA partners and school administrators.

Bogue Chitto’s Taylor Jackson was the girl recipient for district 8. Jackson is a senior softball player and was named one of the school’s nominations for the honor along with Easton Sartin in February.

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Brookhaven’s Bryce Smith was the boy recipient for district 8. Smith played soccer and football at Ole brook. 

Each of the 16 winners will receive a $1,500 college scholarship through the support of MHSAA partners.The Scholar-Athlete awards were launched in 1996 to honor Mr. Lindy Callahan, a long-time athletic director and coach at Gulfport High School and an eight-time Hall of Fame inductee.