• FOUNDATION HISTORY

    1987

    • The Petal School District Education Foundation was organized.
    • Ray Perkins, former Petal High School graduate donates $10,000.00 to the Foundation for an academic scholarship to an athlete.

    1996

    • Additional Scholarship set up in memory of Bobby Runnels

    2001

    • The reformation of the Petal School District Foundation Board of Directors
    • Begin work for the first Petal High School Alumni Director
    • Class of ’56 Scholarship founded

    2002

    • Petal School District celebrates 25 years as a Separate School District
    • Alumni Director is released

    2005

    • Gail McInnis Scholarship founded
    • Petal School District Personalized Car Tags

    2006

    • Cisco Grant awarded to Foundation
    • Marcus Ware Scholarship founded
    • Robert E. Hendrix Scholarship founded

    2007

    • Full time Executive Director employed by Foundation
    • Earl P. Cross Scholarship founded
    • Jennifer Trussell Purvis Choral Scholarship founded
    • Ione Ginn Bond Education Scholarship founded
    • Landry and Lewis Architect Scholarship founded

    2008

    • Traci Goodwin Visual Arts Scholarship established
    • Bobby Drake Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established
    • Edith Easterling James Education Scholarship was established
    • 10 C-PAS Scholarships ($250.00 each) are given to the students scoring highest on the Career and Occupational Studies Exam each year

    2009

    • Jim Smith Athletic Scholarship was established
    • “Friends of the Foundation” PSD Employee Dependent Scholarship program established
    • Petal Band Presidential Inaugural Scholarship was established and endowed
    • James Hutto Social Studies Grant was established

    2010

    • William Wible, Sr. Memorial Scholarship awarded (2010 only)
    • Lynn Cartlidge Leadership Scholarship was established
    • SPC William Anthony Blount Memorial Scholarship established
    • Petal Optimist Club Scholarship established
    • D. Kolbo Scholarship established
    • Nicholas C. Hendry Memorial Scholarship Awarded (2010 only)
    • Mississippi Scholar Foundation Scholarship established
    • The “Little Robert Barding” MOD Award established

    2011

    • “A Hand Up” Scholarships (3) were awarded (2010 only)
    • Penny Jones Alexander “Stay in School” Award was established and endowed
    • SPC William Anthony Blount Memorial Scholarship endowed
    • Dan Stuart Memorial Softball Scholarship established
    • Anderson Brothers Leadership Scholarship established

    2012

    • Milton Baxtor Band Scholarship established
    • Chuck Harrell Allied Health Scholarship established
    • PHS JROTC Scholarship established
    • Spirit of Robert Burgess Scholarship established
    • S. “Red” Hancock Math & Science Scholarship

    2013

    • Burkett Ross Sr. Top Scholar Athlete Scholarship established
    • Jerry and Vicki Mixon Scholarship established
    • Petal Arts Council Scholarship established
    • Willie Ratliff Memorial Scholarship established
    • “Little Robert” Barding Special Needs Scholarship established
    • Elizabeth Dabbs Brock “Fight the Good Fight” Scholarship established
    • Petal Youth Sports Association Scholarship established

    2014

    • Jimmy Havard Community Service Scholarship established

    2015

    • Resinall Science/Engineering Scholarship established
    • Ronnie Harrington Memorial Baseball Scholarship established
    • Gene High Memorial Scholarship established
    • Eddie Miley Lewis Legacy Scholarship established
    • Steve Simmons P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship established

    2016

    • Kevin Patrick Duckworth Memorial Baseball Scholarship established
    • Beth Havard English/Education Scholarship established
    • Addison McKinley Memorial Scholarship established
    • Kristi & Bob Pierce Leadership Scholarship established
    • Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association Scholarship established
    • King CPA Scholarship established
    • Making Strides Scholarship established

    2017

    • Peggy James Child Nutrition Employee Dependent Scholarship established
    • PSD Ambassador Scholarship established
    • CTE Teacher Academy Scholarship established
    • Aspiring Teacher/Education Scholarship established
    • Dee Dee & Robert Lowery Accounting Scholarship established
    • “Power of the Pen” Creative Writing Scholarship established
    • Otis B. Clinton Fine Arts Scholarship established
    • Teresa Brown Academic Excellence Scholarship established
    • CTE Health & Clinical Scholarship established

    2018

    • Petal Chamber of Commerce Community Service Scholarship established
    • Larry Watkins Legacy Baseball Scholarship established
    • Lowery MS Scholars Tech Masters Scholarship established
    • Elizabeth Clinton Wilson Community Engagement Scholarship established
    • Petal Drugs Pharmacy Scholarship
Last Modified on February 26, 2019