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Oxford, Lafayette Area High Schoolers Awarded $10,000 in Scholarships from Chick-fil-A

By Alec Kyzer-Andre
Hottytoddy.com intern
agkeyzer@go.olemiss.edu

Four local Oxford and Lafayette area high school students received Chick-fil-A scholarships totaling $10,000. This month Chick-fil-A will award more than 6,000 employees across the country.

The 2019 CFA Scholarship Award Recipients (from left to right) are Lydia Supple, Charlie Torrent, David Torrent and Marissa Harrison. Photo provided.

Team members Marissa Harrison (Lafayette County High School), Lydia Supple (Regents School of Oxford), Charlie Torrent (Oxford High School), and David Torrent (Oxford High School) were each awarded $2,500 in leadership scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The award acknowledges the employees’ leadership in and out of the restaurant as they exemplify characteristics of teamwork, academic success, and community service.

“The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to team members and inspire them to pursue remarkable futures,” Marketing Director for CFA West Jackson Avenue Carley Wilkinson said. “It is a very honorable and humble scholarship to receive.”

The Chick-fil-A Leadership Program began in 1973 to help increase incentives for employees to further their education. Since then over 35,000 employees have received scholarships totaling more than $35 million, according to the website.

“I believe the students who received them will be impacted in a positive way that will encourage them to follow their passions and academic pursuits,” Wilkinson said.

David Torrent, a senior at Oxford High School, said he plans to further his education in Christian studies at Mississippi College in Clinton to help him reach his goal of becoming a youth pastor.

“I am honored and so proud to be given the scholarship out of so many deserving applicants,” Torrent said. “I plan on using the money to help pay for whatever the scholarships don’t cover, mainly the cost of attendance.”


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