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African-American committee gives 3 scholarships

Mr. Culpepper

Mr. Culpepper

Mr. Mignott

Mr. Mignott

Miss Payton

Miss Payton

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Three recent high school graduates received $1,000 scholarships from the African-American Heritage Committee at the Katrina Kantina Friday. 

The organization held fund-raisers throughout the year to support the program.
Recipients are: 

Darrius Culpepper, Biloxi High School, plans to attend Auburn University and earn a degree in criminal justice. He's the son of Mrs. Michelle Holder and the late Mr. Arthur Holder. 

Philip Mignott, D'Iberville High School, plans to study engineering technology at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for two years before attending Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in industrial engineering. His parents are Dervin Mignott, 338th Training Squadron, and Cheryl Mignott, 81st Comptroller Squadron. 

Alidra Payton, D'Iberville High School., is headed to the University of Mississippi to study art before attending Drexel University, Pa., to earn a master's degree in art administration. Her parents are Mrs. Alicia Johnson and Mr. Sammy Payton.