The second annual Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School (formerly Christ the King Catholic School) Scholarship Banquet entitled, “An Evening with James Meredith” Scholarship Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 13, in the Christ the King Catholic Church Multiple Purpose Building (Tunica Street, Jackson, MS 39209).
The guest speaker is Mr. James Meredith, the first African American to enroll in the University of Mississippi. He has many similarities to Sister Thea Bowman, they were both trailblazers in education, civil and human rights. More than a half century has passed since Meredith dared to get a quality education at the premiere university in the state of Mississippi.
Education has been the catalyst to lift people out of poverty. Today a quality private school elementary education can cost in excess of $10,000 annually. All students who attend Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School are eligible for tuition assistance.
For more than 50 years access to a Catholic education has been available to the citizenry of Jackson. Christ the King Pre-School and St. Mary’s Elementary School merged resulting in the name change to Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School.
Tickets for the scholarship banquet are $100 individual and table sponsorship is available. For tickets contact the school at (601) 352-5441 or the parish office at (601) 948-8867.