Savana Joyce Roper receives Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

Savana Joyce Roper 2020 graduate of Crenshaw Christian Academy, received the Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship on May 18, 2022.

The Mid-South Chapter of the ITPA is proud to award a $1,000 Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship to Savana Joyce Roper. The Mid-South Chapter of the ITPA is a group dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve and supporting our employees and their children through scholarships, charitable giving, and disaster relief. The scholarship was established in Mr. Billy D. Young’s memory to support fellow telecommunications workers that are employees of member companies of the Telecommunications Association of the Southeast (TELSE) or the ITPA Mid-South Chapter in educating their children. This scholarship is made available through the Mid-South Chapter and is supported by the individual Pioneer Clubs in the chapter. Consideration for the scholarship included academic information, community involvement, sports, clubs, employment, and other extracurricular activities. Additionally, each student submitted a 1,000-word essay. Savana excelled both inside and outside of the classroom during her high school career and was much deserved of the award. She is currently attending University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY, and plans to pursue a degree in business. Savana is the daughter of Ricky and Rana Roper.The ITPA congratulates Savana on her hard work and dedication to studies and wishes her the best of luck as she pursues her dreams! Mon-Cre Telephone Co-Op is a proud member of TELSE and the Mid-South Chapter of the ITPA. For more information, please visit