Lauryn Aaliyah Evans, Jayona Wells and Cedrick Smith

Greenwood seniors Lauryn Aaliyah Evans, Jayona Wells and Cedrick Smith recently graduated from the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven.

A total of four Greenwood students recently graduated from the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven.

Among those graduating seniors is Lauryn Aaliyah Evans of Greenwood.

Evans studied in the filmmaking and media arts program. She was named a Mississippi Scholar. She received an Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the fall. At Copiah-Lincoln, she plans to major in social work.

Also a recent graduate of the Mississippi School of the Arts is Jayona Wells of Greenwood.

Wells studied in the filmmaking and media arts program. She was also in the Angel Network. In the fall, Wells plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University, where she plans to major in film production and editing.

Another member of the Mississippi School of the Arts Class of 2020 is Cedrick Smith of Greenwood.

Smith studied in the vocal music program. He was also an Arts Ambassador and a member of the Performance Troupe.

Smith received more than $148,000 in college scholarship offers. In the fall, he plans to attend Millsaps College, where he will major in music.

Michael Coleman of Greenwood also recently graduated from the Mississippi School of the Arts. He studied in the literary arts program. He will attend Mississippi Valley State University in the fall and plans to major in mass communications.

From May 8 through May 19, all graduating seniors at the Mississippi School of the Arts had their own personal graduation ceremonies. Students received their caps and gowns with cords upon move out from campus.

The students walked across the stage to receive their awards and diploma cover, paused for a photo and exited the side door to ring the bell in the middle of campus.

A video will be made of each student walking and ringing the bell. Those videos will be edited together and include the alma mater, speeches of the valedictorian, salutatorian, administration and each student. The video will broadcast at 2 p.m. Friday on YouTube.

For more information, visit www.msabrookhaven.org.

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