Price awarded Centennial Scholarship at MUW

By Press Reports

Alyssa Price of Ackerman has been awarded the highest honor for receiving the Centennial Scholarship from Mississippi University for Women.

Price is a 2012 graduate of Ackerman High School where she was salutatorian for her class. She was a member of AHS Marching and Concert Bands, Chorus, Beta Club, FCA, FTA, Student Government Association and Academic Team.

Price was also the scholar winner in the 2011 Distinguished Young Women program in Choctaw County.

Price was selected for the Centennial Scholarship because of her outstanding academic and personal achievements and impressive Scholars’ Day interview in November 2011.

Her scholarship includes a W-Award of Excellence for being Salutatorian of her graduating class and will be required to participate in the Ina E Gordy Honors College for all four years of her university career at MUW. She will also participate in the Residential Honors Program, which includes taking a set of honors curriculum for the first two years, studying abroad the summer after her first year, and living in the Honors Residence hall for the first two years. Price was also awarded a scholarship that will be used toward the expenses to study abroad.

She plans to pursue a career in Speech Pathology at MUW.

Price is the daughter of Sam and Robin Ables of Ackerman.