SPECIAL FEATURE—Christian Leaders of the Future Scholarship Event

By on April 6, 2016
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By Marilyn Tinnin

March 24 was one of the most fun days of the year for Mississippi Christian Living. We, along with Belhaven University, welcomed 23 outstanding high school seniors, our Christian Leaders of the Future finalists, to Belhaven’s Center for the Arts for an afternoon in their honor.

The students arrived at 1:30 and enjoyed two outstanding workshops: the first by Ruth Ann Rigby, a drug and alcohol counselor and Director of Development at Capstone Treatment Center in Searcy, Arkansas; and the second by Life Coach and Motivational Speaker Olivia Martin, who is CEO of LivMore in Madison, MS.

Following a reception for their friends and family, Congressman Gregg Harper, gave a keynote address reminding them all of what matters most in life. It was a memorable day for everyone!

23 students from 13 different schools were honored at the Christian Leader event. Congressman Gregg Harper (far right) of Mississippi's Third District was our keynote speaker.

23 students from 13 different schools were honored at the Christian Leader event. Congressman Gregg Harper (far right) of Mississippi’s Third District was our keynote speaker.

 

Marilyn Tinnin (center) congratulates scholarship recipients Torrye Evans II of Ridgeland High School and Hannah Wootton of Jackson Academy.

Marilyn Tinnin (center) congratulates scholarship recipients Torrye Evans II of Ridgeland High School and Hannah Wootton of Jackson Academy.

 

The students will likely never forget Gregg Harper’s advice on the key decisions that will impact their lives always.

The students will likely never forget Gregg Harper’s advice on the key decisions that will impact their lives always.

 

Torrye Evans (3rd from left) of Ridgeland High School had a cheering section of family and friends from New Hope Baptist Church to congratulate him on his honor.

Torrye Evans (3rd from left) of Ridgeland High School had a cheering section of family and friends from New Hope Baptist Church to congratulate him on his honor.

Mothers and Daughters! Mary Chosen Caples, Hannah Wootton, seniors at Jackson Academy enjoy the reception with their moms, Amanda Wootton and Sylvia Caples.

Mothers and Daughters! Mary Chosen Caples, Hannah Wootton, seniors at Jackson Academy enjoy the reception with their moms, Amanda Wootton and Sylvia Caples.

Mary Reid Dixon (2nd from right) of Madison-Ridgeland Academy is congratulated by family members. L to R: Parents Leslie and Justyn Dixon, and grandmothers Pat Evans and Becky Dixon.

Mary Reid Dixon (2nd from right) of Madison-Ridgeland Academy is congratulated by family members. L to R: Parents Leslie and Justyn Dixon, and grandmothers Pat Evans and Becky Dixon.

Luci Moore, (center) of Jackson Prep enjoyed the reception with family. L to R: Grandmother Elizabeth Cossar, brother Sanford Moore, Mom Finney Moore, granddad John Cossar, Aunt Tay Morgan, and grandparents Betty and Jim Moore.

Luci Moore, (center) of Jackson Prep enjoyed the reception with family. L to R: Grandmother Elizabeth Cossar, brother Sanford Moore, Mom Finney Moore, granddad John Cossar, Aunt Tay Morgan, and grandparents Betty and Jim Moore.

Anna Belle Butler of Madison-Ridgeland Academy gets congratulations from her parents, Trent and Kandy.

Anna Belle Butler of Madison-Ridgeland Academy gets congratulations from her parents, Trent and Kandy.