Can- since the 90's the rotary club- of pascagoula has awarded - thousands of dollars to student- who attended- pascagoula high or resurrection- catholic school.- their hopes... to keep college- graduates in mississippi and on- the coast.- news 25s payton malone met up - with one of the scholarship - recipients who hopes to make- history in pascagoula.- - name after name called- wednesday afternoon as students- from pascagouala- were awarded a record breaking- $42,000 in scholarships.- nat sound.- the rotary club of pascagoula - presented the scholarships to - - - - 44 students who plan to stay in- mississippi once they complete- their higher education.
- jessica mcneel, rotary club of- pascagoula- "if they express an interest in wanting to return to mississipp- and particularly the- coast, those are students we- want to track, want to follow,- want to continue to - support."
One of those students who wants- to return the coast after - college...recent pascagoula hig- graduate morgan walley.
- nat sound - dreaming big with hopes of- becoming pascagoula's - first black woman to open a - physical therapy clinic in town- morgan walley, scholarship- recipient - "i've always wanted to go into the medical whether it be with- animals or people.
I- just like helping."
Walley telling news 25 her drea- of becoming a - physical therapist... much more- than just helping her - future patients.- morgan walley, scholarship- recipient - "it would show people, it would show younger girls you can do i- if you want to."
Walley's inspiration for- dreaming big and chasing- dreams..her mother.
- lakeshia allen, morgans mother- "being a black women is a beautiful thing.
The fact that- she aspires to open up her- own practice and it'll show - other females they hey i'm a- women, i'm black, i can do- this.
There is nothing stopping- me from pursuing my goals, and- making that come- true."
With this year's record breakin- $42,000 in scholarship- money... $10,000 was donated by- the bacot mccarty - foundation.
And the best part o- this scholarship program...it - can - last throughout their college - career.
- jessica mcneel, rotary club of- pascagoula- "particularly with students who maintain their gpas that we can- renew every year.
- we can make a significant dent- in the debt they will be left - with once they- graduate if we continue to- follow them throughout their- college careers."
In pascagoula, payton malone, - news 25.- - - -