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The deadline for our 2023 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest is just over one month away! So, there is no better time than now to wrap up your artwork and get it submitted!

This year, we’re giving away over $3,000 in scholarships to Mississippi’s Pre-K through 12th Grade students. To participate, submit an original piece of art based on the theme: What do you want to be when you grow up?

2023 Art Contest Rules & Submission Details
I’d love to see a submission from a child in your life!

For complete rules and submission details, please visit is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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