ASHLAND King’s Daughters Health Foundation recently announced winners of the 2017 scholarship awards. Each year, the health foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors in the region.
This year’s recipients are:
King’s Daughters Health Foundation Health Career Scholarship ($2,500 recipient)
Kathryn Bess, Russell High School Attending: University of Kentucky Parents: Rob and Amy Bess
Boyd County Medical Society Scholarship ($1,500 per four recipients)
Emily Hollingsworth, Paul G. Blazer High School Attending: Morehead State University Parents: Lorraine Woolery; Justin and Kim Hollingsworth
Emma Cordle, Boyd County High School Attending: Morehead State University Parents: Shawn and Lora Cordle
MacKenzie Humphrey, Fairview High School Attending: University of Kentucky Parents: Jeff and Linda Humphrey
Toni Vallance, Russell High School Attending: Ohio University Southern Parents: Tony and Terina Vallance
Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship ($1,000 per four recipients)
Madison Flannery, East Carter High School Attending: Ashland Community and Technical College Parents: Dawn Flannery and Renee Flannery
Miranda Chaffins, Spring Valley High School Attending: Marshall University Parents: Mark and Angela Chaffins
Payton Hayes, Symmes Valley High School Attending: Ohio University Southern Parents: Paul and Sandra Hayes
Michael Horsley, Greenup County High School Attending: Morehead State University Parents: Mike and Amy Horsley
“Our three scholarships have been in place for many years,” said Leslee McLeod, Health Foundation director. “Ed Monk, founder of the Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship, did increase the recipients in 2015 from three to four students, which does not go unnoticed. This nursing scholarship will now be able to help an additional student during their nursing career. We thank Mr. Monk for his generosity.”
McLeod said many accomplished students submitted applications this year for the scholarships.
“It’s always very tough for our judges to determine 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 Daughters Health Foundation builds financial support for King’s Daughters Health System 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.