(Top L to R: Paul Bertucci, FEB Distributing; Hannah Oliver; Clay Wagner, Hancock Bank; Tayla McKinney; Hannah Fitzpatrick; Chevis Swetman)
(Top L to R: Roianne Newman-Gutierrez; Teneala Spencer; Chevis Swetman; Haley Mount; Kaitlynn Snow)
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 2014 or are currently enrolled at a university.
This year, Memorial Hospital Foundation was able to select two additional candidates to receive the Burdonne Young Scholarship. This was made possible by Memorial employees who dedicated 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 Hannah Oliver, Tayla Mckinney and Hannah Fitzpatrick.
Hannah Oliver is the daughter of Angela Oliver, 3B Oncology. Hannah attended Our Lady Academy where she attained a 3.66 GPA and scored 25 on her ACT. She plans to attend The University of Mississippi in the Fall majoring in Biological Sciences (Pre-Pharmacy). While at Our Lady Academy, she was a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and was involved in many student and campus ministries to name a few. She also is the recipient of five additional scholarships. Hannah finds inspiration through her father to pursue a career in the medical field, and to one day help others.
Tayla Mckinney is the daughter of Latonia Deen, 3A Pediatrics. Tayla attended Gulfport High School where she attained a 95.40 GPA and scored a 25 on her ACT. She intends on attending The University of Southern Mississippi in the Fall majoring in Nursing (BSN). While at Gulfport High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Varsity Cheerleading Team. Tayla enjoys many community and church activities, and was crowned Miss Congress Queen 2013. She is the recipient of two additional scholarships.
Hannah Fitzpatrick is the daughter of Kimberly Lake, Patient Financial Services. Hannah attended Bay High School where she attained a 4.0 GPA and scored 29 on her ACT. While at Bay High School, she was a member of Student Council, Student Government Association, Spirit Club, and French Club to name a few. She intends on attending Millsaps College in the Fall majoring in Biological Sciences. After completing her undergraduate degree, she then plans to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University and receive a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Hannah is also the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship from Millsaps College.
Scholarships in a non-healthcare related field were awarded to Teneala Spencer, Haley Mount and Kaitlynn Snow.
Teneala Spencer is the daughter of Felecia Spencer, Medical Clerk. Teneala attended Gulfport High School where she attained a 3.7 GPA and scored 21 on her ACT. She intends on attending the University of Southern Mississippi in the Fall majoring in Computer Science. While at Gulfport High School, she was active in the Spanish Club, and a member on the “Team Fusion” Robotics Team. She was also elected into the Stennis Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program, being one of the only two students out of the state of Mississippi that are selected. Teneala aspires to one day have a career in Computer Science.
Haley Mount is the daughter of Michelle Stewart, Intensive Care Unit. Haley attended Long Beach High School where she attained a 3.97 GPA and scored a 23 on her ACT. She intends on attending Mississippi State University in the Fall majoring in Engineering. While at Long Beach High School, she was a member in the National Honors Society, Beta Club, and Yearbook staff. In her spare time, she enjoyed being an instructor at K.C. Jones Tae Kwon Do Academy and assisting in the teaching of self-defense classes and martial arts. Haley aspires to fulfill her dream of pursuing her degree of engineering.
Kaitlynn Snow is the daughter of Crystal Skrmetta, Same Day Admit. Kaitlynn attended Long Beach High School where she attained a 3.7 GPA and scored a 26 on her ACT. She intends on attending the University of Southern Mississippi in the Fall majoring in Education. While at Long Beach High School, she was a member of Beta Club, Student Council, Key Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, to name a few. She was the Student Body President, Class President, Annual Staff Organizational Editor, and Soccer Team Captain. Along with being involved in many school activities, she was involved in many church and community activities. Kaitlynn is the recipient of the University of Southern Mississippi Lucky Day Scholarship. She intends of fulfilling her life-long dream of becoming a teacher.