The Grace Harris Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 to honor a longtime employee of Yazoo County Farm Bureau, named Grace Harris.
Grace worked as a secretary for Yazoo County Farm Bureau for over 40 years. In 1996, Grace passed away after a long battle with cancer. The Yazoo County Farm Bureau Board of Directors decided the best way to honor her was to establish a scholarship fund in her name.
Each year, a $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a local high school senior whose parents are members of Yazoo County Farm Bureau. The recipient is chosen by a scholarship selection committee.
This year’s winner is Tara Leigh Davis, of Tri-County Academy. She is the daughter of Rodney and LeLouise Davis of Bentonia.