Thailand Workers Speak to Carey Scholars

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 16, 2013 - Jerry and Kelly Southern, workers in Thailand, spoke to Carey Scholars during their monthly Honors Colloquium at William Carey University on October 11. The couple is currently home on furlough, living in the missionary house at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Sumrall and working with their home church of Providence Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

Jerry is originally from Purvis and Kelly is from Mt. Olive Their son Austin is a college freshman and their daughter Adriene attends Sumrall High School.

The Carey Scholars are select students chosen to be part of the prestigious Presidential Honors Program based on academic excellence. The 2013 – 2014 Carey Scholars have the largest freshman class to date with 33 students, and these students have an average ACT score of 30. Dr. Scott Hummel, provost, leads the program.

Pictured are Carey Scholar officers (left to right) Caitlin Cooksey of Collinsville, Alyssa Bond of Perkinston, and (far right) Miles Deaton of Hattiesburg with (center) Kelly and Jerry Southern, workers in Thailand who are currently home and living in Sumrall. The Southerns spoke to the Carey Scholars at their monthly Honors Colloquium on October 11.