Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Michael Sherrod Eichelberger Scholarship Awarded

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L to R: Katherine Eichelberger, Yasmean Carmeisha La’Jalan Hunt (winner),
Porsche, Earnest and Asia Eichelberger (winner)

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Yasmean Carmeisha La’Jalan Hunt and Asia Eichelberger were awarded the Michael Sherrod Eichelberger Scholarship. Carmeisha graduated from Louisville High School May 2018. She participated in the following clubs in school: Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, SLICE, SADD, Slow-Pitch and Fast-Pitch Softball, Soccer, Anchor Club, and Mayor’s Youth Council. She was awarded English 1 Award, First Team All-District twice in Soccer, 2nd Team All-District in Slow-Pitch Softball, Honor Graduate, MS scholar and National High School Honor Society. She plans to attend Ole Miss to major in Business Management to own an elite sports academy. She is the daughter of Carl and Barbara Hunt.

Asia Eichelberger graduated from LHS as an honor student May 2017. Asia was the 2017 Mississippi Gold Medal winner of the NAACP ACT-SO Olympics. She was awarded many honors and awards while in high school. She entered the University of Mississippi-Oxford in September 2017 to pursue a degree in Business Management and presently is a 2nd Semester Sophomore honor student. She is the daughters of Paul and Rita Jackson-Eichelberger.

Cadet Command Sergeant Major (CCSM) Michael Sherrod Eichelberger was 17 years old and was a senior at Noxubee County High School in Macon when he died in a car accident on Hwy. 45 in Macon, MS, October 31, 2005. This scholarship is awarded to students annually who meet the criteria set by Michael Sherrod’s parents drafted from his portfolio of his achievements in his brief life. It is given to keep alive the memory of a young man who was a dependable hard worker, loyal, obligation fulfiller, respected by everyone and totally dedicated to his parents, sisters, extended family members and others. He was a great winner and highly competitive role model. The scholarship is dedicated to creating opportunity for math, science and engineering students. Donations can be made to this scholarship: Michael Sherrod Eichelberger Scholarship Foundation, P. O. Box 1044, Macon, MS 39341.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson