Cross selected as Gates Millennium Scholar
Special to The Herald
Yazoo City High School’s Brezana Cross was selected as one of the 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars for the GMS Class of 2012. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, GMS funds are available for her to attend any U.S. located, accredited college or university of her choice all-expense paid. This is a renewable scholarship based on the GMS Program guidelines. In addition, if she pursues graduate studies in the fields of Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Library Science, Mathematics, Public Health or Science, she may be eligible for GMS fellowship funding for her education through the master’s and doctoral levels.
She is the daughter of James and the late Dorothy Blackmon Cross. Her maternal grandparents are Johnnie (Samela) Murphy and Brazee (Edward) Rogers. Brezana is a member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society, Student Government Association, Mayor’s Youth Council, JROTC and The Pretty in Pink Club. She was also named Salutatorian for the YCHS Class of 2012.
Brezana will be attending Spelman College in Atlanta, GA in the upcoming fall. She plans to major in Biochemistry and become a Medical Researcher.