Three Neshoba Central High School students were awarded scholarships by The Yates Companies Inc.

Tyler Spears, Dakota Wright and Contessa Peebles received $4,000 for the first two years of college. The recipients were selected by a scholarship committee at The Yates Companies, Inc. based upon academics, extra-curricular activities and two short essays.

Carolyn Voyles, chairperson of The Yates Companies, Inc. Scholarship Committee said, "We set up the scholarship program to recognize and reward high school seniors of our employees who meet certain criteria and wish to further education at the post-secondary level. This allows us to be a part of preparing young people for the future."

Spears will graduate from Neshoba Central High School this spring and plans to major in electrical engineering in college this fall. He is the son of Bobby and Dawn Spears. Spears' mother works for W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Company, a part of The Yates Companies, Inc.

Wright will graduate from Neshoba Central High School this spring and plans to major in pre-medicine in college this fall. She is the daughter of Chad and Andrea Wright. Wright's mother works for Edwards Electric Service, LLC, a part of The Yates Companies, Inc.

Peebles will graduate from Neshoba Central High School this spring and plans to major in nursing this fall. She is the daughter of Connie and Annie Peebles. Peebles' father works for Thompson Welding, a division of W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Company, a part of The Yates Companies, Inc.