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Willis awarded scholarship, honored by board of supervisors



Front: District 5 Supervisor Kelle Barfield and Tyrique Willis. Back: District 1 Supervisor Edward Herring, District 3 Supervisor Shawn Jackson, District 4 Supervisor Jeffery Holland and District 2 Supervisor William Banks. (Photo by Thomas Parker)

Tyrique Willis, a recent graduate of Warren Central High School, was selected as a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus.

Willis was one of 14 students selected from around the state. To be eligible, students must attend a Mississippi university, college or community college.

Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors recognized Willis and presented him with a certificate to commemorate his achievement.

The scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: application completion and presentation, student biography, letters of recommendation and a written essay.

This year’s essay topic was “Refining County Government Success: The Role of Elected Officials to Influence and Impact Local Communities.”

Willis, the son of Chondra Willis, participated in the county’s summer work program last summer. He plans to attend Mississippi State University in the fall.

The purpose of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus is to:

“Develop pragmatic leadership, improve the quality of local government by fostering an attitude to become proactive, bound by public needs and not by political favors in solving problems; forge concerns about the enhancement of the quality of life throughout the state of Mississippi concerning jobs, education, economic opportunities and a constant increasing standard of living for all Mississippians; and to secure the future for tomorrow’s generation.”

Find the complete list of the 2020 scholarship recipients at


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