During an annual award ceremony held on July 13, the Davida Byrd Scholarship Foundation awarded students Natron C. Lee, Talene Malone, Maya Robbins, Dantasia Welch and DeShauntae Willis each with a $500 scholarship toward their college educations.
The students were chosen by Deacon Taylor Jenkins, the scholarship chairman. The scholarship was initiated in memory of Davida Byrd, a 1995 graduate of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Deacon Jenkins took it upon himself, along with the assistants of others, to set up a fund to help young high school graduates further their education.