Jourdan Green earns the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship

Jourdan Green, a senior at Oak Grove High School, has been selected as the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship recipient for 2017. 

The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship was created in 2004 by the employees of Grand Bank in honor of their CEO, Ed Langton, and is established as a Scholarship Fund with the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation. Each year a committee of Grand Bank employees selects a student based on academic excellence, community involvement, determination to excel and financial need.  

Jourdan plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi, with a goal to become an attorney. She has volunteered with After School Academics & Arts Program of Hattiesburg, Academy of Kids Childcare, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Girl Matters Workshop, and many other organizations in the Pine Belt focused on mentoring and supporting children of her own age and younger. Jourdan is a member of the Ivy Pearls, Beta Club, Key Club and Forrest General Hospital Spirit Girls. She is the daughter of Adina Narcisse Green.
Posted: May 2017

Emilee Ishee earns the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship

Emilee Ishee, a senior at Petal High School, has been selected as the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship recipient for 2016. 

The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship began in 2004 by the employees of Grand Bank in honor of their CEO, Ed Langton. The scholarship awards a graduating high school senior $1,000 towards a college education. Each year a committee of Grand Bank employees selects a student based on applications solicited from local schools, youth organizations and the bank’s website. “Our goal is to find a student that mirrors the same character and strong beliefs as Mr. Langton,” says Faye Daughdrill, Scholarship Chair.  “We consider not only grade point average but community involvement, determination to excel and financial need. It is evident Emilee is determined based on her scholastic achievements and she’s passionate about helping others based on her numerous volunteer hours,” stated Daughdrill. “The committee agreed she is the ideal choice."

Emilee plans to attend University of Southern Miss, with a goal to become a pharmacist. She has volunteered with Pick Up Petal, Back Yard Bus Program to promote literacy and numerous service projects to help raise funds for local youth. In school, Emilee is a member of the Petal Marching Band, Soundsations Show Choir, Beta Club, National Honor Society and the Movement Club. She is the daughter of Michelle and Terry Ishee.  

In 2009 the employees established a Scholarship Fund with the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation as an easier way to manage the donation and enable them to be tax deductible. The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as a conduit for permanent endowments and pass-through funds.

Grand Bank is a locally-owned, full-service bank with offices in Hattiesburg and Petal. For more information contact Grand Bank Scholarship Committee, PO Box 16988, Hattiesburg, MS 39404.
Posted: April 2016

 



Leia Swilley earns the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship

Leia Swilley, a senior at Oak Grove High School, has been selected as the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship recipient for 2015. 

The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship began in 2004 by the employees of Grand Bank in honor of their CEO, Ed Langton. The scholarship awards a graduating high school senior $1,000 towards a college education. Each year a committee of Grand Bank employees selects a student based on applications solicited from local schools, youth organizations and the bank’s website. “Our goal is to find a student that mirrors the same character and strong beliefs as Mr. Langton,” says Stacey Pape, Scholarship Chair.  “We consider not only grade point average but community involvement, determination to excel and financial need. It is evident Leia is determined based on her scholastic achievements, she’s passionate about helping others based on her numerous volunteer hours and all while maintaining a part-time job,” stated Pape. “The committee agreed she is the ideal choice."

Leia plans to attend Jones Junior College, pursue a major in Biological Science with a goal to become an oral surgeon. She volunteers at the Edwards Street Food Pantry, Oak Grove Sensory Garden and Junior Civitan. Leia is also involved in with the Oak Grove Theater Department, International Thespian Society and National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Carmen and Tracy Swilley of Oak Grove.  

In 2009 the employees established a Scholarship Fund with the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation as an easier way to manage the donation and enable them to be tax deductible. The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as a conduit for permanent endowments and pass-through funds.
Posted: May 2015

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowling for Kids' Sake Fundraiser 2014
Posted: May 2014

Anna Hinton earns the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship-2014
It is Anna Hinton’s determination to succeed and desire to help others in need that helped her earn the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship and $1,000 for her college education.

The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship began in 2004 by the employees of Grand Bank in honor of their CEO, Ed Langton. Each year a committee of Grand Bank employees selects a student based on applications solicited from local schools, youth organizations and the bank’s website. “Our goal is to find a student that mirrors the same character and strong beliefs as Mr. Langton,” says Rayce Stewart, Scholarship Chair.  “We consider not only grade point average but community involvement, determination to excel and financial need. It is evident Anna is determined and passionate about helping others based on her numerous volunteer hours with local community organizations all while attending high school and maintaining two part-time jobs,” stated Stewart. “The committee agreed she is the ideal choice."

Anna is a graduating senior of Petal High School. She plants to attend Jones Junior College next year and pursue a career in Medicine. She has volunteered as a teacher’s helper, helped with a food and clothing drive after last year’s tornado, volunteered at Bedford Care and assisted with school Blood Drives and Health Fairs.  Anna is also a member of the Petal Marching Band. She is the daughter of Kim and Todd Hinton of Petal.

In 2009 the employees established a Donor-Advised Fund with the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation as an easier way to manage the donation and enable them to be tax deductible. The Donor Advised Fund is an endowment that will leave a legacy in perpetuity. The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as a conduit for permanent endowments and pass-through funds.

Posted: May 2014

Keiara Williams earns the Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship-2013
Keiara Williams was chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Edward J. "Ed” Langton Scholarship, receiving $1,000 for her college education.

“We consider not only grade point average but community involvement, determination to excel and financial need. It is evident Keiara is determined and passionate about helping others based on her numerous volunteer hours with local community organizations all while attending high school, community college and maintaining a part-time job,” stated Sean Little, Scholarship Chair. “Plus, her career plans to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner reinforces this true desire to help others."

Keiara is a graduating senior of Hattiesburg High School while currently dual enrolled at Pearl River Community College in the Licensed Practical Nursing program. She has volunteered with Mt. Carmel Feeding Ministry, Kamp Kaleidoscope, Hattiesburg Night Out Against Crime and Christian Services. She is currently Student Body President at Hattiesburg High School and Campus Crime Stoppers and has been involved in the Beta Club, National Honor Society and HOSA-Future Health Professionals. She is the daughter of Tourqous Webb.

Posted: April 2013