The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel Presents Scholarships to Local Seniors

May 9, 2023

On Monday, April 10th, the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel presented fourteen scholarships to Jones County seniors at the 2022-2023 LJA Scholarship Banquet.

Each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel awards scholarships to Laurel/Jones County students who are chosen through an application and interview process. Twelve recipients received Shareholder Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each and two recipients received the Humanitarian Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500 each.

The Shareholder recipients included Claire Flowers (SJH), Abby Howard (SJH), Emma Kennedy (LCS), Devin Lucas (SJH), Mary Bradley McCardle (SJH), John Brooks Milham (LCS), Laken Minchew (LCS), Chloe Mouannes (LCS), Grace Travis (LCS), Bailey Tucker (WJH), J.T. Pickering (LCS), and Amiah White (LHS).  Katye Freeman from LCS and Xavier Washington from LHS were the recipients of the Humanitarian scholarship.

Both Freeman and Washington said they were humbled and thankful to receive the scholarships.


The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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