The founding members of the Circle of Excellence Scholarships were Brandon Anderson, Kierra Garner and Wilton Jackson. All three were top-10, IB scholars at Jim Hill High School.
Brandon Anderson graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology, earned a Master of Biomechanics from Auburn University and is currently working on Doctorate in physical therapy at Duke University.
Kierra Garner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She earned her Masters in education from Delta State University in December 2016. Currently, Garner is teaching second grade at Gary Road Elementary School.
Wilton Jackson graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. Currently, Jackson is pursuing a Master of Mass Communication (MMC) at Louisiana State University.