Published on June 29, 2017

Morphis, Barnes Awarded NMMC-Iuka Scholarships

IUKA, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka has awarded $1,000 college scholarships to recent graduates Katelyn Barnes of Tishomingo County High School and Emily Morphis of Belmont High School.

Barnes plans to major in biology at the University of Mississippi and plans to become a pediatrician. Her mother, Donna Barnes, RN, is a nurse at NMMC-Iuka. Barnes was president of the Beta Club, treasurer of the Anchor Club, a band member and dance team captain. She was on the honor roll throughout high school and was a Star Student in 2017. She was elected Homecoming Queen her senior year.

Morphis plans to attend the University of Mississippi and complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She plans to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. She served as her class president, and vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Educators Rising. She was president of Health Occupations Students of America and held several other leadership roles. She is also involved in several local volunteer opportunities.

The scholarships are awarded through the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi to graduating high school seniors pursuing a health care career. Applicants are judged on ACT score, high school transcript, curriculum taken as it pertains to the chosen field, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and their personal statements.

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