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BNA Bank News


New Albany, Mississippi– Recognizing that our city and county’s most precious resource is our children, and realizing that the need to educate them to their fullest potential is of utmost importance not only to our community but to our state and nation as well, BNA Bank established the BNA Bank Scholarships for deserving seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi.

All graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi are eligible to submit an application. The applications are reviewed and scored based on the following criteria: ACT or SAT Composite Scores, Grade Point Average, student curriculum, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and work activities.

“Our scholarship process is a very fair one,” remarked Senior Vice President Mike Staten. “We use out of town judges who review applications not knowing the student’s identity.”

BNA Bank awards a $500.00 scholarship to a senior at each of the four high schools located in our county and two $500.00 scholarships to two seniors at New Albany High School.  This year’s recipients are:

New Albany: Mary Katherine Kitchens, daughter of Dave and Trisha Kitchens; Jud Roberts, son of Rickey and Marsha Roberts. Both Mary Katherine and Jud plan to attend Mississippi State University.
Ingomar: Tyler McCay, son of Richard and Renee McCay. Tyler plans to attend the University of Mississippi
West Union:  Thad Moody, son of Vickie and Ray Brock. Thad plans to attend Mississippi State University.
East Union:  Madison Roaton, daughter of Terry and Tammy Roaton. Madison plans to attend Northeast Community College.
Myrtle: Sean Wiginton, son of Tim and Teresa Wiginton. Sean plans to attend Blue Mountain College.

“We are proud to award scholarships to this group of very bright and deserving students,” said President James R. (Bo) Collins.

Pictured are: Front Row - Tyler McCay (Ingomar); Mary Katherine Kitchens (New Albany); Madison Roaton (East Union; Sean Wiginton (Myrtle) Back Row - Bo Collins, BNA Bank President; Thad Moody (West Union); Mike Staten, BNA Bank SVP. Not Pictured: Jud Roberts (New Albany