Published on July 02, 2018

NMMC-Pontotoc, Health Care Foundation Award Medical Scholarships

PONTOTOC, Miss.—Montanna Hurd of South Pontotoc High School, Ashley Hannah Koehler of Pontotoc High School and Zairy Denis Martinez of North Pontotoc High School have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships from North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc.

Hurd was a member and served as secretary-treasurer of HOSA-Future Health Professionals and was also a member of the Beta Club. She plans on attending Itawamba Community College in Fulton to study nursing.

Koehler was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. She was trumpet section leader for the matching band, named to the Northeast Honor Band, a member of the symphonic and jazz bands, captain of the volleyball team and winner of multiple team awards and member of the Juniorettes. She earned a place on the Superintendent’s List from 2014-18. She also attended Mississippi Magnolia Girls State. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi at Oxford and major in communication sciences and disorders.

Martinez served as an NMMC volunteer in 2016, working at the front desk. She also was a volunteer with the Bodock Festival and with her school’s Beauty Review. She plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville and major in nursing.

These scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors through the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi. Award recipients are selected based on review of criteria that includes: ACT score, high school transcript, curriculum that pertains to their chosen field, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and the applicant’s personal statements.

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