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Gale named 2024 Jeanell E. Kidd Scholarship Recipient

Photo of the Jeanell E. Kidd Scholarship Recipient.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | Meridian, MS


Meridian High School Senior Kenaysha Gale was awarded the 2024 Jaenell E. Kidd HOPE VI Endowment Scholarship during a presentation held at the Meridian Housing Authority on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. 

With a composite ACT score of 24, Gale was awarded the $60,000 scholarship by the Meridian Housing Authority. She plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and Major in Criminal Justice after graduating from Meridian High School on May 24, 2024.

The Jeanell E. Kidd HOPE IV Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 as a way to honor longtime community education advocate and past MHA Commissioner, the late Jeanell E. Kidd.