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Explosion of Excellence

What is the Explosion of Excellence?

How are the top seniors honored?

The George County Explosion of Excellence is a scholarship program sponsored by George County Chamber of Commerce and managed by George County Chamber Foundation. The program is designed to encourage and recognize the Top 20 graduating high school seniors of their class. Explosion of Excellence is a great way for our community to encourage academic success of our local students pursuing higher education at any community college or four-year university.

An honors and recognition program will be held in May for students, their families and a special teacher. During the ceremonies, each student is recognized and scholarships are awarded to each student. The amount of the scholarship awarded to each student is dependent upon the amount raised in the scholarship fund for the year. This scholarship program is really an investment in our local community and its future leaders and business owners.

How can you help honor our top students?

You or your business can help honor our top achieving students by making a tax exempt contribution to the Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Fund. As college tuition costs continue to rise each year, every scholarship goes a long way to helping the students. Please show your   support and appreciation to these young students who are the future of our community.

The GC Chamber of Commerce has been the primary organizer of this scholarship program for 22 years, and proud to assist our local students in their pursuits.

All donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the George County Chamber Foundation.

Donations can be mailed to Explosion of Excellence, P.O. Box 441, Lucedale, MS 39452.

For more information, call the George County Chamber of Commerce at (601) 947-2755.

Thank you to our donors!

American Tank & Vessel, Inc.  

Amy Erkhart, Realtor    

Anderson Homes & Construction

Bordis, Danos & Pierce

Cammie Byrd, GC Chancery Clerk           

Century Bank

Chancery Clerk                                     

Charlie's U-Pik

Community Bank                            


First State Bank 

Floors n More

Funderburk CPA LLC

George County Board of Supervisors

Honey Bees Florist

Jack's Home Improvement Center

Kelly Dixon Agency, LLC  

Kiwanis Club of Lucedale        

Lucedale Fine Arts Club                     

Lucedale Pediatrics

Lucedale Rotary Club

Magnolia Animal Clinic

Magnolia Family Dentistry              

Martin Seib Attorney at Law

Merchants & Marine Bank              

Mississippi Export Railroad Company

Mississippi Power Company             

Rainforest Car Wash                     

Rocky Creek Builders Supply

Rocky Creek Nursery                             

Singing River Electric Cooperative

Singing River Federal Credit Union

Southern Flooring and Design

Southland Title   

Steve Lott

Sunrise Network Solutions                              

Sun South Company                            

United Way/Jackson & George Co.

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