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After going through more than 1,700 works of art from Mississippi students, we are able to announce the winners of this year’s College Savings Mississippi Art Contest! Each winner will take home a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarship worth between $100 and $500!
Age Group: Early Elementary (PreK-Grade 2)
1st Place: Brandon Chapman, Flowood Elementary School in Flowood (Photo)
2nd Place: Allegra Browne, First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson (Photo)
3rd Place: Atharva Mantri, Northeast Elementary School in Meridian (Photo)
Age Group: Elementary (Grades 3-5)
1st Place: Amaan Joes Jemsheer, Pillow Academy in Greenwood (Photo)
2nd Place: Hudson Presley, Ida B Wells APAC in Jackson
3rd Place: Abigail Carroll, Ocean Springs Upper Elementary in Ocean Springs (Photo)
Age Group: Middle School (Grades 6-8)
1st Place: Abigail Zariah Moore, Oak Grove Middle School in Hattiesburg (Photo)
2nd Place: Jaliyah Bell, Ida B Wells APAC in Jackson (Photo)
3rd Place: Andre Clay, Ida B Wells APAC in Jackson (Photo, Award was accepted by teacher Renna Moore on behalf of Andre Clay)
Age Group: High School (Grades 9-12)
1st Place: Lillianna Johnson, Harrison Central High School in Gulfport
2nd Place: Ashton Watson, Starkville Academy in Starkville
3rd Place: Ella Frances Parker, Saltillo High School in Saltillo
We hold this contest each year to help educate families about the college savings potential here in Mississippi. MACS accounts are easy and affordable to set up, requiring a contribution of just $25 to get started. To learn more, please visit
Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners!! is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.
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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. 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. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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