Foundation History

  •   1987 - The Petal School District Education Foundation was organized.

  •   1987 –Ray Perkins, former Petal High School graduate donates $10,000 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

  •   2001 Begin work for the first Petal High School Alumni Director

  •   2001-  Class of ‘56 Scholarship founded

  •   2002 - Petal School District celebrates 25 years as a Separate School District

  •   2002 - Alumni Directory is released

  •   2005 - Gail McInnis Scholarship founded

  •   2005 – Petal School District Personalized Car Tags

  •   2006 – Cisco Grant awarded to Foundation

  •   2006 – Marcus Ware Scholarship founded

  •   2006 – Robert E. Hendrix Scholarship founded

  •   2007 – Full time Executive Director employed by Foundation

  •   2007 – Earl P. Cross Scholarship founded

  •   2007 – Jennifer Trussell Purvis Choral Scholarship founded

  •  2007 – Ione Ginn Bond Education Scholarship founded

  •   2007 – Landry and Lewis Architect Scholarship founded

  • 2008 - Traci Goodwin Visual Arts Scholarship established

  • 2008 - Bobby Drake Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established

  • 2008 - Edith Easterling James Education Scholarship was established

  • 2008 - 10 C-PAS Scholarships ($250.00 each) are given to the students scoring highest on the Career and Occupational Studies Exit Exam each year

  • 2009 - Jim Smith Athletic Scholarship was established

  • 2009 - "Friends of the Foundation" PSD Employee Dependent Scholarship program established

  • 2009 - Petal Band Presidential Inaugural Scholarship was established and endowed

  • 2009 - Dr. James Hutto Social Studies Grant was established

  • 2010 - William Wible, Sr. Memorial Scholarship awarded  (2010 only)

  • 2010 - Lynn Cartlidge Leadership Scholarship was established

  • 2010 - SPC William Anthony Blount Memorial Scholarship established

  • 2010 - Petal Optimist Club Scholarship established

  • 2010 - C.D. Kolbo Scholarship established

  • 2010 - Nicholas C. Hendry Memorial Scholarship Awarded (2010 only)

  • 2010 - Mississippi Scholar Foundation Scholarship established

  • 2010 - The "Little Robert Barding" MOD Award established

  • 2011 - "A Hand Up" Scholarships (3) were awarded (2010 only)

  • 2011 - Penny Jones Alexander "Stay in School" Award was established and endowed

  • 2011 - SPC William Anthony Blount Memorial Scholarship endowed

  • 2011 - Dan Stuart Memorial Softball Scholarship established

  • 2011 - Anderson Brothers Leadership Scholarship established

Last Modified on December 1, 2011
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