Jackson Case--Center Hill High School

Art--January 25, 2015



          Actively involved with the Wolf River Conservancy, Jackson enjoys the chance to give back to his community. He is passionate about the outdoors and hosts an Instagram page that highlights unique photos from the Memphis area. He says he wants to increase awareness of all that the city has to offer.  Jackson also started the school’s first Ultimate Frisbee Club, giving students an opportunity to participate in a nontraditional manner.

Austin Brooks--Center Hill High School

Science--January 11, 2015

          Active in student life, Austin is president of the Knowledge Bowl Team and the Robotics Team. He is treasurer of the Science Club and Public Relations Officer of the Interact Club. He is a past president of the Beta Club and member of the Student Council, Spanish Club, Math Club, Art Society, Theatre Club, Chess Club and National Honor Society. He volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Olive Branch Food Bank, Toys for Tots, an animal shelter and an assisted living center.

Ericka James--Center Hill High School

General Scholarship--January 4, 2015

Ericka, a senior, is a well-rounded student who seamlessly balances rigorous academics with extracurricular activities and community responsibilities. She holds a 4.46 weighted grade point average, scored 29 on the ACT and has been named a National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist. She currently ranks fifth in a class of 200 seniors while taking the most challenging Advanced Placement curriculum available at Center Hill. She also has been selected for the Millsaps College Leadership Conference, PSAT Leadership Team, Chick-Fil-A Leadership Council and the NorthCentral Youth Leadership Conference.

       Because of her willingness to learn, Ericka sets an example for her classmates that is difficult to replicate. She asks for and accepts help from others. She welcomes constructive criticism and views it as an opportunity for growth. She simply craves knowledge. She can change the climate of a classroom with her attitude to do whatever it takes to master the information in front of her.

          In addition, Ericka volunteers at The Solemn Assembly Church Community Food Pantry, for Habitat for Humanity and for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

Pamela Pfeffer--Center Hill High School

General Scholarship--Nov. 2, 2014

          As a senior officer, Pamela’s influence reaches not only her classmates but also the community that surrounds her. She was selected for the Mississippi Governor’s School (MGS) and the Mississippi Young Women’s Leadership Summit. With SYLC, she worked with students in the district to “Pack the Bus,” a school supply drive put on by the University of Mississippi. With MGS, she worked on a project called “Breaking the Cycle,” which focused on ending poverty in Mississippi. She also attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference.


Grey Hollowell - Center Hill High School

General Scholarship - October 12, 2014


Grey, a senior, holds a 4.47 weighted grade point average and scored 34 on the ACT. He currently is ranked second in a class of 200 seniors. A highly-motivated student, Grey has taken every AP class the school offers. He is president of the National Honor Society and captain of the Knowledge Bowl Team. He also is an active member of the Student Council and is second chair in the percussion section of the band.

          The consummate leader, Grey is a positive role model for his classmates, who trust his judgment and value his opinion. He helped raise the honor society from an organization that helped students with their resumes to a group that makes a difference through service-based projects. Grey developed an effective after-school tutoring program for struggling students. This program has seen an increase in participation and success of the students. Grey has a heart for children and started a “Wish for Kids” program at an elementary school, where funds are raised for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.




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For the purposes of determining and reporting attendance:

A student must be present

for at least 63% of the instructional day

to be considered present the entire school day.





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