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Future USM student gets $1,000 scholarship from Hattiesburg business group

Future USM student Sophia Fokakis receives a $1,000 scholarship Tuesday from Brian Saffle, president of the Hub City Business Network. Future USM student Sophia Fokakis receives a $1,000 scholarship Tuesday from Brian Saffle, president of the Hub City Business Network.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg business group has recognized a future student at The University of Southern Mississippi for outstanding academics and leadership.  

The Hub City Business Network presented its first-ever scholarship Tuesday to Sophia Fokakis. It totaled $1,000. 

Fokakis is a graduate of Presbyterian Christian School who will be major in nursing at Southern Miss in the fall.

The Hub City Business Network is a referral-based organization of small business owners and employees. 

"I'm so excited, it's going to help a lot," Fokakis said. "I played a lot of sports, so I was the team captain of the softball team (and) I played volleyball, I was on the student council."   

"We looked at grade point average, we weighed extra-curricular activities (and) how long they've been involved in extra-curricular activities," said Brian Saffle, president of the Hub City Business Network. 

That group meets every Tuesday. 

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