By Press Reports
Kadesia Simmons and Austin Bowman received the nomination from Ackerman High School for the Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Award. The Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Awards program began in 1996 in honor of Mr. Lindy Callahan, who was an athletic director and coach of Gulfport schools for 39 years. Callahan, a member of the National High School Sports Hall of Fame, also served as the past president of the MHSAA. He is now retired and resides in Gulfport, where he continues to support high school athletics and academics. The scholarships are made possible through donations from Mississippi Power Company, EnviroTurf, BankPlus, Adams & Reese, Cellular South, Blue Bell Creameries, Don Proctor, Entergy, Athletic Service, Inc. and the Mississippi High Activities Association.