School news: White named scholar


Jordan White

Jordan White



Special to The Dispatch



East Mississippi Community College sophomore Jordan White of Dekalb has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar. She will be recognized in local and statewide ceremonies and during Phi Theta Kappa's annual convention April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida, and receive a $1,250 scholarship through the program sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is among 50 students nationwide awarded one of the scholarships. Selection is based on scores earned in the All-Academic Team competition, academic achievement, leadership and engagement in college and community service.  


White will graduate from EMCC in May and plans to transfer to Mississippi State University. She hopes to eventually earn a doctorate in medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 


President of the Eta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on EMCC's Scooba campus, White was named Most Distinguished Chapter President during the Mississippi/Louisiana Region 2019 Awards Gala March 1-2 at MSU. In February, she received EMCC's HEADWAE award for academic excellence. She is a student ambassador, president of the SGA and vice president of the Math and Science Club.



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