Meritxell Ambrocio, a freshman from Ellisville, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Asbury Foundation Council Scholarship and the Vicki L. and Harry A. Sneed Council Scholarship. At Ole Miss, she is majoring in international studies through the Croft Institute. Meritxell is also a trombone player and a member of the Pride of the South marching band. A graduate of South Jones High School, she participated in various clubs. Meritxell was an avid member of Beta Club, Student Council, Smart Club and the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee. She also served as vice president of the Spanish Honor Society. Furthermore, Meritxell was also a member of her school’s marching band and concert band. Fun Fact: In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Evan Grace Branstetter, a junior from Collinsville, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Lena Mitchell Marquette Council Scholarship. Majoring in communication sciences and disorders, and minoring in Spanish and sign language interpreting at Ole Miss, she is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School. Evan Grace is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, currently serving as the director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as Active Minds. She also participates in The Big Event and RebelTHON. This past summer, Evan Grace had the privilege to attend her sorority’s international convention and learn so much more about what sisterhood means to her and how philanthropy truly impacts others. In her free time, she loves making people laugh and learning languages. Fun Fact: Evan Grace can make balloon animals!
Davis Brewer, a sophomore from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, is the recipient of the Karen Bell Moore Council Scholarship. He is a graduate of Wilson Central High School, where he served as class president, co-captain for the varsity soccer team and DECA president. On campus, Davis is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. He also works as a house boy at Chi Omega. Off campus, Davis works at Oxford Floral where he processes and delivers floral arrangements. During his freshman year, he was named to the Chancellor Honor’s Roll for the fall and spring semesters. Fun Fact: Outside of school, Davis loves being outdoors and enjoys playing soccer, fishing, golfing and shooting skeet.
Caroline Brock, a junior from Greenwood, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Lena Mitchell Marquette Council Scholarship. A graduate of Pillow Academy, she is majoring in public health with a health studies emphasis and a minor in chemistry on the pre-medical track at Ole Miss. During her freshman year, Caroline served on the Ole Miss Associated Student Body Freshman Council, was elected to serve on the ASB Senate, and became a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class of 2021- 22. She is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and American Medical Women’s Association. Caroline is also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, where she serves as the campus involvement chair and participates in intramural soccer and basketball. Caroline enjoys serving her community and volunteers with several organizations, such as the Special Olympics and More Than a Meal, as well as the annual RebelTHON. Caroline was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in both semesters of her freshman and sophomore years. Fun Fact: She studied abroad in Paris over the summer for five weeks and took a class about the history of fashion and culture in France!
Emillie “Emmie” Burgess, a senior from Fort Smith, Arkansas, is the recipient of the Patricia Lott Council Scholarship. Majoring in public policy leadership, she is a member of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Emmie is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. She serves as the president of the UM Columns Society, vice president of her senior class, an Ole Miss Ambassador, and a member of PeriodUM. Her passions include advocacy for women’s health, learning Italian and running. Fun Fact: She and fellow OMWC scholar Daneel Konnar went skydiving during their freshman year.
Hannah Clayton, a senior from Pope, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Mary Jane and Edward R. Wilson Council Scholarship. Majoring in pharmaceutical sciences and currently a Professional Year 1 Pharmacy student at Ole Miss, she is a Kelly Gene Cook Foundation Scholar, as well as a member of Delta Delta Delta, where she serves as director of Lifetime Membership. Hannah has served on the Big Event FRESH Subcommittee, the Big Event PR Subcommittee, and is also a Big Event project leader. She is a School of Pharmacy Ambassador, and a member of Science Sisters and the Ole Miss Student Alumni Council.
Nadia Corder, a sophomore from Pascagoula, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Julia Grimes Council Scholarship. Majoring in special education, she is a member of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. In high school, Nadia was the valedictorian for the Pascagoula High School Class of 2022, a member of the Hall of Fame, a drum major, and participated in many other organizations and volunteer services. Since arriving at Ole Miss in the fall of 2022, she has been involved with various school and community activities including Night to Shine, intramural soccer and water polo, and the Big Event volunteer day. This past summer, Nadia interned at the Pascagoula Police Department. She is involved with the Ole Miss College Republicans and attends church at Pine Lake in Oxford. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. Fun Fact: Nadia was on “Good Morning America” and she can walk on stilts!
Ben Curry, a sophomore from Brandon, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Kathryn Healy Hester Council Scholarship and the Celia Carter Muths Council Scholarship. A music education major, he is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Within the music department, Ben plays in The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble, the Ole Miss Wind Ensemble and The Pride of the South marching band, where he is a saxophone section leader. He is also an undergraduate assistant for the Living Music Resource, a show that brings musical professionals to the university. In addition, Ben serves on the Chancellor’s Artist Series Committee for the Gertrude Ford Center. Outside of academics, he is a member of the Ole Miss Club Rugby team. He also enjoys reading, composing and watching sports in his free time. Fun Fact: Ben has frog earrings he named Sylvester and Pennsylvania!
Cameron Davis, a freshman from Meridian, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Rachel McPherson Council Scholarship and the Lindsay Kirkley Clemons Council Scholarship. Majoring in psychology at Ole Miss, she is a member of the Rebelettes dance team. While in high school, Cameron participated in the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta, and she was a Lamar School varsity cheerleader and member of the tennis team. Cameron was also a member of the Junior Auxiliary Crown Club, Dusty Social Service Club, Youth Leadership Lauderdale, a teen spokesperson for the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and a member of the inaugural class of the Mississippi Secretary of State Student Ambassador program. At Ole Miss, she is a prospective new member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Fun Fact: In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, volunteering, traveling and reading.
Madison DeVaul, a freshman from Brandon, Mississippi, is a recipient of the Catherine “Kitty” Bryan Dill Memorial Council Scholarship and the Susan Barksdale Howorth Council Scholarship. She is majoring in secondary science education at Ole Miss. While in high school, Madison participated in theater production and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and she ran varsity track and field. She also served as president of the Thespian Honor Society Thespian Troupe No. 5727. Madison served as the student body co-president of the student government and as a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board and the Mississippi Department of Education Student Advisory Council. Fun Fact: In her free time, she enjoys running, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and watching movies with her family.
Benton Donahue, a sophomore from Madison, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Mary Donnelly Haskell Council Scholarship. He is majoring in music education with a minor in piano performance. Benton is part of the Music Major Advantage initiative in the Music Department. He is an undergraduate assistant for the Living Music Resource program and works as the departmental communications assistant for the Music Department. Since moving to Oxford, Benton has become the rehearsal pianist for the Ole Miss Men’s Glee, the treasurer for the Ole Miss chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and serves as a scholarship singer at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Concert Singers and secured his American Guild of Organists membership. Benton is a regular collaborative pianist and conductor for several choirs at choral contests and concerts. He works closely with the Center Players Community Theatre as music director and rehearsal pianist for their productions. Fun Fact: Benton has performed on the Carnegie Hall stage.
Mack Fountain, a freshman from Oxford, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Donna Ruth Else Roberts Council Scholarship and the Oxford Business Women’s Initiative Council Scholarship. He is majoring in business management within the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. While in high school, Mack participated in the National Honor Society program, varsity track, varsity cross country and the varsity shooting team. He was the team captain of the varsity lacrosse team. Mack was also the vice president of the Oxford DECA chapter. Fun Fact: In his free time, Mack enjoys fishing, pickleball, running and traveling.
Bayleigh Francis, a freshman from Byhalia, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Sarah Meisenheimer Council Scholarship and the Marjorie Wallace Peddle Council Scholarship. She is majoring in nursing at Ole Miss. In high school, Bayleigh was a member of the National Honors Society, the Interact Club and the Sign Language Club. She was also captain of the Sparkle cheer team and a member of the executive leadership board for Burg Buddies and Lewisburg High School Student Leadership Team. Outside of school, Bayleigh is a 4-H National Qualifier for .22 rifle. Fun Fact: In her free time, she enjoys reading, hunting, and meeting new friends.
Alandria Gandy, a freshman from Greenwood, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Madison Charitable Foundation Council Scholarship. She is majoring in biology at Ole Miss on the pre-med track. In high school, Alandria participated in the Beta Club and served as the club’s secretary. She also led the Student Government Association as senior class president. Alandria was a member of Health Occupations Students of America, the National Honor Society and Community Service Club. She served as captain of the Greenwood High School’s varsity cheer squad. At Ole Miss, Alandria has participated in the Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation and the Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education program, which gives incoming minority freshmen in the science, technology, engineering and math fields the opportunity to take early preparatory classes and provides a professional mentor. She has also participated in events and philanthropic outreach with the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Fun Fact: Outside of class, Alandria enjoys spending time with family, socializing with friends, and making plans for the clubs and other activities she is involved in.
Alexis Renee Heath, a freshman from Jackson, Mississippi, is a recipient of the Lillian Graham Carson Memorial Council Scholarship and Paula Salter Council Scholarship. She is majoring in business on the pre-law track. In high school, Alexis Renee participated in the Service Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Broadcast Media staff, Diamond Girls, Spanish Club, and Varsity Pacer Dance team, and played varsity tennis. She also served as first lieutenant of the Pacer Dance Team, vice president of the National Honor Society, vice president of publicity of the Service Club, head Diamond Girl, and representative of the Spanish Club. At Ole Miss, Alexis Renee is a prospective new member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Fun Fact: Outside of class, she enjoys reading, volunteering, traveling, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.
Caitlyn Victoria-Rose Horton, a senior from Water Valley, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Gertrude Hudson Turner Council Scholarship. She has a double major in accounting and banking/finance. Caitlyn is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board and the Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She serves as the publicity chair and president of NABA, the custodian and Arts & Letters chair for her sorority, and president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Caitlyn recently completed her second audit internship with Deloitte & Touche and has accepted a full-time offer to begin work in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee, office in the fall of 2024. Fun Fact: Caitlyn is working on growing her home library to 100 books by graduation.
Daneel Konnar, a senior from Meridian, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Lena Mitchell Marquette Council Scholarship. He is majoring in public policy leadership. During his freshman year, Daneel received the Ole Miss Ambassador’s Rookie of the Year Award, Omicron Delta Kappa’s Freshman Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Freshman Associated Student Body Member Award. He is vice president of the Columns Society, serves as an Ole Miss Ambassador and is the executive director of the Student Activities Association. Daneel is also a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, where he serves as philanthropy chair. He was the director of sponsorship for the RebelTHON fundraiser in his sophomore year and a member of the Lambda Sigma Honor Society. He also served as an Ole Miss Orientation Leader and was an intern for Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’s office in the summer of 2021. More recently, he interned in U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly’s office and Cogent Strategies in Washington, D.C. In his free time, Daneel enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, reading, and being outdoors. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Fun Fact: Daneel went skydiving during his freshman year of college for his 19th birthday.
Dylan Bradford May, a sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, is the recipient of the Mary Susan Gallien Clinton Council Scholarship. He attended Harding Academy of Memphis but transferred to Christian Brothers High School in his sophomore year. He is passionate about learning as is evidenced by his 3.9 cumulative GPA upon graduation, his score of 33 on the ACT and consistently being an honor roll student. A member of his high school football team, Dylan was elected as the Lyne House Captain by his peers. He has honed his time management skills over the past two years by successfully juggling his academic work and a job. Fun Fact: A hardcore Ole Miss fan, Dylan enjoys golfing and fishing.
Pryor Mehrle, a junior from Jackson, Mississippi, is the recipient of the University of Mississippi Foundation Council Scholarship and the Barbara D. Arnold Council Scholarship. Majoring in biochemistry on the pre-med track at Ole Miss, she is a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, where she was selected to be a set leader and appointed to participate in the Kappa Delta Girl Scout Committee. While at UM, Pryor has participated in several service projects, such as More Than a Meal, Lovepacks, and the animal shelter. She has enjoyed two Lead Abroad programs in Greece and South Africa, where she enjoyed packing meals for the homeless and children in need, learning about the culture, and taking leadership classes. Pryor also enjoyed experiencing different adventures in both countries. After her adventures in South Africa, Pryor was employed by the Wallace family in the Hamptons. She tended to Clementine and Hayes, and enjoyed her time in a different part of the country. Pryor is fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the Clinical Experience Network, where she volunteers at the Urgent Care and Isotonics. She is active in Reformed University Fellowship, attends Christ Presbyterian Church and is a member of the American Medical Student Association. Pryor graduated from Jackson Academy with honors, and she spent most of her time participating in volleyball, tennis, Girl Scouts and Young Life. Fun Fact: She loves all things outdoors, especially skiing and hunting.
Reese Milstead, a sophomore from Lenexa, Kansas, is the recipient of the Gloria Dodwell Kellum Council Scholarship and the Shirley Wagner Crawford Council Scholarship. She is majoring in communication sciences and disorders and, after acquiring her bachelor’s degree, Reese plans to earn her master’s degree to be a speech-language pathologist. She is a Provost Scholar, a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. During her freshman year, she was involved with many service projects, such as Night to Shine, Oxford Animal Resource Center, More than a Meal, and Service for Sight and Gallant Hearts through Delta Gamma. Fun Fact: Reese enjoys exercising and works as a sales associate at Orange Theory Fitness.
Benjamin Oliver, a senior from Jonesboro, Arkansas, is the recipient of the Martha Dale Fritts Council Scholarship. A public policy major pursuing two minors, he serves as a member of the Column’s Society at Ole Miss, as well as an ambassador for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa honors societies. Ben is a proud member of the Pride of the South marching band, where he serves as section leader for the baritones. He plans to attend all 12 Ole Miss football games this year and looks forward to making as many memories as possible. In his free time, he enjoys watching new movies at the theater with friends and hammocking in Lamar Park. Fun Fact: Ben loves to bake and dance – often at the same time!
Olivia Quin, a sophomore from Jackson, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Margaret Denton Khayat Council Scholarship and the Celia and John O. Emmerich Jr. Council Scholarship. A Provost Scholar, she is also the recipient of the Herb Dewees Alumni Association Scholarship, Krebs Journalism Scholarship, Davidson M-Club All American Scholarship, Academic Merit 8 Scholarship and the 1848 Scholarship. Olivia is majoring in journalism with an emphasis on multimedia news reporting and sports media. She is a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Olivia serves by volunteering with several of her sorority’s service projects. She is a member of the Gamma Beta Pi Society, the Phi Eta Sigma Society and the National Society of Scholars. Olivia hosts two biweekly shows on Rebel Radio. She is also interning for Rebel Grove, part of the Rivals website. Fun Fact: In her free time, she enjoys teaching cheerleading lessons, painting and pilates.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Ratliff, a junior from Brandon, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Lori Sneed Council Scholarship. She has a double major in public policy leadership and English with an emphasis in literature, justice and society at Ole Miss. Some of her favorite English classes include studying African American literature and William Faulkner, as well as critical categories regarding diverse perspectives. Lizzy is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and has received several awards for her writing, including the Silver Key from the Scholastic Writing Festival in the category of critical essay. She loves doing hot yoga early in the morning and enjoys reading, writing and submersing into the different cultures she is studying. Fun Fact: Lizzy is an avid coffee lover and plans to attend law school post-grad to become a tax attorney.
Miley Ray, a senior from Jackson, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Donna H. Glenn Council Scholarship. At Ole Miss, she is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Miley is majoring in international studies through the Croft Institute, concentrating on international governance and politics, and minoring in Italian and journalism. She is the vice president of external relations for the Student Alumni Council, the director of rituals and ceremonies for the Tri Delta sorority, and a global ambassador. She serves on the Student Advisory Committee for the PULSE Leadership Conference, is a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and RebelTHON, and she volunteers with Mission Acceleration as a tutor to accelerate reading achievement for children in Mississippi. Miley spent the summer of 2022 taking journalism classes in Florence, Italy, and returned to Italy during the spring semester of 2023 to study abroad at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. She also enjoys working in retail sales on the Square in Oxford, Mississippi. Fun Fact: Miley loves traveling and has visited 43 of the 50 states and nine different countries.
Makayla Russell, a sophomore from Hazlehurst, Mississippi, is the recipient of the FedEx Council Scholarship. A Provost scholar, she is majoring in integrated marketing communications, with plans to work in the marketing field with an emphasis on public relations and social media. Makayla was previously involved in the 2022-2023 Chancellor’s Leadership Class and was a participant in the 12-hour dance marathon, RebelTHON, where she raised over $1,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Wanting to get involved with student media, she joined the university’s student-run weekly news broadcast, “NewsWatch Ole Miss,” where she served as a news anchor and a StormWatch reporter. Over the summer, she served as an Ole Miss orientation leader, where she helped welcome over 12,000 incoming students and parents to the University of Mississippi and was named the 2023 Most Valuable Orientation Leader. Makayla is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and is involved nationally with the Collegiate Advisory Board. During her freshman year, Makayla was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for her work inside the classroom. She is excited to continue getting involved on campus and in the Oxford community and cannot wait to see what her sophomore year holds. Fun Fact: Makayla lives on a cattle farm, has two pet donkeys named Dolly and Rowdy, and a rescue dog named Tillie.
Jorja Samsel, a junior from Byhalia, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Mildred Hickey Center Council Scholarship. A biology major, she is on the pre-med track at Ole Miss. She spent this previous summer shadowing physicians in Memphis, Tennessee, and North Mississippi, while also being a full-time family nanny. Jorja is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at Ole Miss and enjoys volunteering at nonprofit organizations in Oxford, Mississippi, such as More than a Meal and LeapFrog, as well as Lovepacks in the Oxford Elementary School. Fun Fact: Jorja’s favorite hobby is riding horses, and she plans to continue riding throughout college and postgraduate!
Maggie Scott, a junior from New Albany, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Exie Guyton Gafford Council Scholarship. Majoring in chemistry, she is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Phi Mu sorority. Maggie is a graduate of New Albany High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader for four years and served as the captain of her team during her senior year. She also played varsity tennis where she won three team and one individual state championships. Maggie was the salutatorian of her graduating class and a STAR student. She serves as staffing chair for the Grove Grocery food pantry and enjoys volunteering at More Than a Meal. Fun Fact: Maggie has been to Disney World 24 times!
Jaden Sheffield, a senior from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is the recipient of the John P. and Wanda Alice Henderson Council Scholarship. Majoring in computer science with a minor in digital media, Jaden serves as the secretary of Ole Miss Esports for the second year in a row. Previously, Jaden served as treasurer and as a player for the Overwatch Blue team. Additionally, Jaden works on campus at the IT Helpdesk, assisting staff, faculty and fellow students with any technical issues they might encounter. Fun Fact: Jaden will be traveling to New York City this year to attend the Out for Undergrad Digital conference.
Madison Spears of Byhalia, Mississippi, is a recipient of the Mildred H. Center Council Scholarship, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Upsilon Zeta Chapter Scholarship, and the Champion Force Youth Athletics Scholarship. In addition, Madison was selected as a Gates Scholar and member of the The Gates Scholarship Class of 2023 where she was awarded the Gates Scholarship, provided by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also the recipient of the Peter R. Marsh Foundation Silent Servant Award and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Upsilon Zeta Chapter Outstanding Student Award. Madison was not only recognized as a distinguished honor student by the North Mississippi Community Research Training and Development (NMCRTD), Inc., but also selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine as well as invited to the 2022 Congress of Future Medical Leaders. During high school, Madison participated in the Beta Club, FCCLA, and did competitive cheer. She was also involved in the Student Council, elected as Legislative Director, and the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, elected as Ambassador. Additionally, while serving as a Senior Officer, she was elected Sergeant at Arms. She will be majoring in Nursing and is on the path to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Madison is currently a member of the Pre-Nursing Society, the American Cancer Society on campus, and the Black Student Union. She spends her free time watching tv shows and movies, playing games, completing puzzles, and hanging out with friends.
Heath Stevens, a sophomore from Oxford, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Lena Mitchell Marquette Council Scholarship. In high school, he was a National Merit Finalist and a STAR student. Majoring in biomedical engineering at Ole Miss, during his freshman year Heath became special events coordinator for Operation Smile and a member of the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board. He serves on the Fundraising and Events Committee at Grove Grocery and is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Heath spent this summer and will continue this year working as a research assistant in the Molecular Biophysics and Engineering Lab studying cardiac motor protein ensemble synergy. He is also a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Fun Fact: Heath loves all things outdoors, especially running and biking.
Madelyn Olivia Stevens, a senior from Liberty, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Gloria Clark Cox Council Scholarship and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Council Scholarship. At Ole Miss, she is majoring in psychology and minoring in biology with plans to pursue her master’s in genetic counseling. Olivia is a graduate of the Amite School Center, where she was honored as salutatorian and named a member of the Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Phi Mu fraternity and the president of the fundraising program, Greeks for 21 United. Fun Fact: Olivia enjoys baking and her favorite is making an apple pie.
Logan Thornton, a senior from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Nancy Harrelson Akin Council Scholarship and the Nobel and Dorothy Harrelson Council Scholarship. He is majoring in sport and recreation administration and minoring in biology at UM. Logan is a graduate of Purvis High School, where he served as the captain of his basketball team and volunteered as a counselor at the Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp, a camp for children with disabilities. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and is on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. Logan is a member of the Columns Society and has been selected to the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He serves RebelTHON as a member of the Miracle Family Relations Committee. Logan served as a sophomore leader for the Chancellor’s Leadership Class and is a former member of Lambda Sigma. Fun Fact: He has been an Ole Miss fan his entire life and has been to every Egg Bowl since he was three years old.
Street Toler, a sophomore from Madison, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Lena Mitchell Marquette Council Scholarship. Majoring in business with a minor in biology on the pre-dental track, he is an active member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Street is a leader in the Reformed University Fellowship organization on campus. While in high school, he held leadership positions in his school’s Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A state championship teams in football, basketball and track. Street was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Science Olympiad Team. A Heisman school winner, he was elected as Mr. Madison Ridgeland Academy. Fun Fact: Street was the recipient of the first Haskins Scholar Award for kindness, character and strength.
Nate Underwood, a freshman from Pearl, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Christine Hickonbottom Council Scholarship. Majoring in accounting at Ole Miss, he is a member of the Pride of the South marching band, where he plays French horn. In high school, Nate was a member of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society. He also played the French horn in his high school’s symphonic band. Fun Fact: Nate is an avid sports fan and enjoys reading and watching sports with family and friends.
Kaitlyn White, a sophomore from Pelahatchie, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Sarah and James Powell OMWC Scholarship. Majoring in elementary education, she has been accepted as a Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program fellow. In high school, Kaitlyn participated in the Beta Club, Future Farmers of America, newspaper staff and the varsity volleyball team. She served as president of the school’s student council and was a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee. Fun Fact: Kaitlyn enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people.
Locklyn Wilchynski, a freshman from McComb, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Prescott Alden Sherman Leadership Council Scholarship. Majoring in law studies at Ole Miss, she is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. While in high school, Locklyn was president of the Beta Club, lead electric guitarist for the Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) house band, founder of the MSA annual Take Back the Night event, and executive producer of North Pike School District’s monthly news broadcast. She has had many of her literary works published in various literary magazines and recognized in statewide writing competitions. Fun Fact: Locklyn enjoys reading, writing, playing her guitar, watching movies, collecting music, and spending time with family and friends.
Wray Willis, a junior from Batesville, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Mary Susan Gallien Clinton Council Scholarship. At Ole Miss, he is majoring in allied health studies and minoring in psychology. Wray is a graduate of South Panola High School. He works multiple jobs and loves fishing, singing, volunteering and traveling. Wray plans to become an occupational therapist for children and is looking forward to observing occupational therapists so he can learn more about his dream career. Fun Fact: Wray is a huge Star Wars fan!
Bella Yant, a freshman from Oxford, Mississippi, is the recipient of the Jennie Mosby Cochran Council Scholarship and the Elizabeth Brevard Council Scholarship. She is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the recipient of Academic Merit, 1848 and Ole Miss Leaders scholarships. While in high school, Bella founded the Oxford High School-Lafayette County Literacy Council Organization, was editor of Evoke, Oxford High School’s literary magazine, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was Senior Class Vice President. At Ole Miss, she is a prospective new member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Bella also served the Oxford community as a weekly More Than a Meal volunteer and active member of her church. Fun Fact: Bella enjoys taking pilates classes and spending time with friends and family.