Keesler Spouses Club awards 10 scholarships

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  • By Mary Fitzgerald
  • Keesler Spouses Club
The Keesler Spouses Club awarded $9,250 in scholarships to nine area students and one military spouse May 10.

The ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center, highlighted the academic, athletic, and artistic talents of the recipients as well as their community service.

The scholarships are funded in large part from the proceeds of the volunteer-supported Keesler Thrift Shop and the KSC annual auction fundraiser.

Emily Bass of Gulfport is the daughter of retired Master Sgt. Peter and Jean Bass. She's a senior at St. Patrick High School. She'll attend Ohio State University with double major in biology and philosophy in preparation for medical school. She received a $1,000 scholarship.

Katelin Cross of Bay St. Louis is the daughter of Sara Cross and the late David Cross, a retired Navy petty officer first class. She's a senior at Bay High School and plans to major in wildlife and fisheries and biology at Mississippi State University. She received a $1,000 scholarship.

Kathleen Dickerson is the daughter of Col. Alan Dickerson, 81st Dental Squadron, and Cheryl Streit. She's a senior at Ocean Springs High School and will be a biology major at Louisiana State University. She received a $1,000 scholarship.

Brianna Evans of Biloxi is daughter of Lutrina Evans and the late Charles Evans, a retired master sergeant. She's a senior at Biloxi High School and will major in psychology with a minor in sociology at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before transfering to the University of Alabama. She received a $750 scholarship.

DJ Hogue of Biloxi is the son of Capt. David and Jessamyn Hogue, 81st Training Support Squadron. He'll attend MSU to major in aerospace engineering. He received a $1,000 KSC Scholarship.

Callie Morano of Ocean Springs is the daughter of Paul and Cara Morano. Her mother works for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command resident officer in charge of construction at Keesler. Callie is a senior at Ocean Springs High School and plans to major in biology at the University of Mississippi. She received a $1,000 scholarship.

Sarah Ramsay of Biloxi is the daughter of Leanne and Lt. Col. Steven Ramsay. Her father, formerly assigned to the 81st Training Group, is attending Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. She's a senior at Biloxi High School and plans to major in education at Charleston Southern University. As KSC's top scholar, she received a $1,000 scholarship from the organization and a $1,000 First Command educational foundation scholarship.

Cole Reed of Gulfport is the son of retired Master Sgt. Andrew and Donna Reed. He is a senior at Harrison Central High School and will major in aerospace engineering at MSU. He received a $750 scholarship.

Kaysha Taylor of Biloxi is a senior at St. Patrick High School. She's the daughter of retired Tech. Sgt. Marvin and Ynes Taylor. She'll major in anthropology at LSU. She received a $750 scholarship.

Wanda Wolfe Bingaman of Biloxi is married to Maj. Richard Bingaman, 333rd Training Squadron. She is studying health care reimbursement at Virginia College and received a $1,000 scholarship.