Photographed Left to Right: Elizabeth Haney, Tanner Nielson, Zachary Ladner, Alex Denette, Sarah Rimmer, Emily Malley
The Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced this year’s winners of the Burdonne Young Scholarship. The scholarships are named in honor of the late Burdonne Young, former nurse for Memorial Hospital for over 50 years. These scholarships are awarded annually to dependents of Memorial employees enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student at a college or university in the Fall of 2015 or are currently enrolled at a university.
This year, Memorial Hospital Foundation was able to select six candidates to receive the Burdonne Young Scholarship. This was made possible by Memorial employees who donated funds through the Foundation Employee Campaign to the Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund. Thank you to those who have made it possible for these six students to move forward in their education.
Scholarships in a healthcare related field were awarded to Tanner Nielson, Sarah Rimmer and Elizabeth Haney.
Tanner Nielson is the son of Stephanie Nielson, MST Burwell Family Practice. Tanner attended Harrison Central High School where he attained a 3.89 GPA and scored a 30 on the ACT. Tanner plans to attend the University of Mississippi majoring in Biochemistry. While at Harrison Central Tanner was a member of the National Honor Society, President of the Spanish National Honor Society as well as several other leadership positions in a variety of student and campus organizations. Tanner’s father became ill in 2010 and Tanner said “I have decided to pursue a career in the medical field as I would like to provide the same compassion and assistance that my father was given”.
Sarah Rimmer is the daughter of Dr. David “Trey” Rimmer, General Surgery. Sarah attended Our Lady Academy where she attained a 4.2 GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT. Sarah plans to attend Millsaps College majoring in Biology. While at OLA Sarah was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council Secretary, as well as several other organizations. She is a graduate of the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy and said “I would like to create a legacy in whatever health related field I choose”.
Elizabeth “Liz” Haney is the daughter of Richard Haney, Emergency Room RN. Liz attended Long Beach High School where she attained a 3.89 GPA and scored 24 on the ACT. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi majoring in Biological Sciences. While at Long Beach High, Liz was the student body President, member of the National Honor Society as well as several leadership, student, and community organizations. Liz plans to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology and when asked what her back up plan is, she replies, “everything I wanted to do involves the medical field”.
Scholarships in a non-healthcare related field were awarded to Zachary Ladner, Alex Denette and Emily Malley.
Zachary Ladner is the son of Melissa Ladner, PACU. Zach attended St. Stanislaus College where he attained a 3.89 GPA and scored a 25 on the ACT. He plans to attend Jones County Junior College in the Fall majoring in Pre-Chemical Engineering. While at St. Stanislaus Zach was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and several other student and campus ministries. Zach is a community volunteer and said “I am a hard working individual with fire and drive towards success”.
Alex Denette is the son of Michelle Denette, Clinical Analyst. Alex attended the Mississippi School for Math and Science where he attained a 3.5 GPA and scored a 34 on the ACT. He plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the Fall majoring in Chemistry. While at the School for Math and Science Alex was a member of the school band, Mu Alpha Theta, Debate Team and several other organizations. Alex hopes to have his doctorate before thirty and his dream is to become a faculty member at UC Berkley.
Emily Malley is the daughter of Lisa Malley, Employee Health RN. Emily attended Gulfport High School where she attained a 3.5 GPA and scored a 23 on her ACT. She plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi in the Fall majoring in Elementary Education. While at Gulfport High Emily was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and several other student and campus organizations. Emily hopes to be able to teach young students why it is important to read and write and what a good education can do for ones future.