Miss Alcorn awarded scholarship from the Mississippi Professional Educators

May 14, 2013 in Education, Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

Mills receives certificate from MPE Executive Director Kelly Riley. (Photo courtesy of Alcorn State University)

LORMAN – Airnecia Mills, a graduating senior who majored in elementary education, and Miss Alcorn 2012-13, was recently selected to receive a $500 scholarship from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE). Upon graduation from Alcorn, she said she is planning to teach first grade students at Weddington Elementary School, Greenville Public School District, and pursue her master’s degree in elementary education.

“I was honored to receive the scholarship, especially because I was the only undergraduate African-American student awarded this year,” Mills said. “I am planning to use the scholarship towards graduate school.”

In addition to the scholarship, Mills also received a complimentary membership to MPE for her first year of teaching.

Founded in 1979, the Mississippi Professional Educators is Mississippi’s largest and premier organization for professional educators, serving approximately 10,700 teachers, administrators and support personnel. MPE serves members in pre-K through graduate education in both public and private institutions with the purpose of promoting better education for the children of Mississippi. MPE offers an annual scholarship to a MPE student member from each School of Education at Mississippi’s fifteen public and private institutions of higher learning.