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Health Foundation announces scholarship winners

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  • Written By: Tammi Holbrook

King’s Daughters Health Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship awards. Each year, the Health Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors in the region.

This year’s scholarships and winners are:

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King’s Daughters Health Foundation, Health Career Scholarship ($2,500)

Winner: Brianna Claxon from Greenup County High School

  • Parents: Brian and Rebecca Claxon
  • Attending: Shawnee State University

Boyd County Medical Society Scholarship ($1,500 per four winners)

Winner: Shelby Wright from Boyd County High School

  • Parents: Bruce and Cindy Wright
  • Attending: Wilmington College

Winner: Jessica Meeks from Fairview High School

  • Parents: Rick and Denise Meeks
  • Attending: Eastern Kentucky University

Winner: Taylor DeHart from Ashland Paul G. Blazer High School

  • Parents: Faye DeHart
  • Attending: Marshall University

Winner: Morgan Grubbs from Russell High School

  • Parents: John and Tana Grubbs
  • Attending: Eastern Kentucky University

Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship ($1,000 per four winners):

Winner: James Ryan McDavid from East Carter High School

  • Parents: Gerald and Shayla McDavid
  • Attending: Eastern Kentucky University

Winner: Katelyn Collins from East Carter High School

  • Parents: Steve and Melinda Collins
  • Attending: Ashland Community and Technical College

Winner: Danielle Boggs from Ashland Paul G. Blazer High School

  • Parents: James and Michelle Boggs
  • Attending: Morehead State University

Winner: Hollie Hencye from Russell High School

  • Parents: Tom and Michele Hencye
  • Attending: University of Louisville

“Our three scholarship funds have been in place for many years and criteria was set at the time they were established,” said Leslee McLeod, Health Foundation director. “Ed Monk, founder of the Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship, did increase the recipients last year from three to four students, which doesn’t go unnoticed. This nursing scholarship will now be able to help an additional student during their nursing career, and we can’t thank Mr. Monk enough for his generosity.”

McLeod said many accomplished students submitted applications this year for the awards. “It’s always very tough for our judges to determine the scholarship recipients,” she said. “Our region has been blessed with intelligent, talented and community-minded youth which always makes the field of applications very competitive. We are pleased to award these scholarships and wish these students great success in this new chapter of their lives.”

King’s Daughter Health Foundation exists to build financial support for King’s Daughters Medical Center as it strives to meet the growing needs of our community. Through the work of the Foundation’s executive committee, contributions and gifts are secured to support patient care, medical equipment upgrades, outreach services, education and wellness programs as well as special needs for families.