Published on June 06, 2018

North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton Scholarships Awarded

HAMILTON, Ala.—North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton has awarded college scholarships to several recent graduates.

Ricklyn Franks, a graduate of Winfield City High School, is a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi. She plans to attend Bevill State Community College in Hamilton and major in nursing. She is a member of Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church, and went on a mission trip in 2017 to Atlanta to work with food banks and food kitchens. She is involved in several school clubs, including Habitat for Humanity, Key Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Future Business Leaders of America and Skills USA

Caroline Hammontree, a graduate of Hamilton High School, is also a recipient of a $1,000 Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi Scholarship. She plans to attend Auburn University and major in nursing. She has served as a student volunteer at North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton, as well as through several other community organizations, including the Toy Bowl, Christmas for Kids and Hamilton Elementary School and High School. Her senior year, she was elected Diamond Darling President, Health Occupations Students of America president and class historian. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Upward Bound, Science Club, Junior Civitan Club and several others.

Ashton Frost, a graduate of Hamilton High School, is the recipient of a $600 scholarship that is awarded to an employee or employee’s family member who is pursuing a career in health care through the North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton Auxiliary.

Frost is the daughter of employee Sonia Pickle, RN. She plans to attend Wallace State Community College and pursue a career in physical therapy. She was voted Most Dependable, Miss Happy New Year and Prom Queen. She served in Health Occupations Students of America, the science, engineering and LQ clubs and lettered in softball, track, basketball and volleyball. She sings in her youth choir and has participated in several community service projects, including Toy Bowl and Eldridge Children’s Home Christmas Project.

Beck Wilkes, graduate of Winfield City High School, received the North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton Auxiliary $600 scholarship as well as a $1,000 scholarship from the Marion Regional Board of Directors.

Wilkes is the son of employees Teresa and Joe Wilkes. He graduated with honors and was voted Most Likely to Succeed by his classmates. He was a participant in Alabama Boys State, Student Council and was on the track team, where he served as captain in 11th and 12th grade. He served as secretary of the National Honor Society, officer for Habitat for Humanity, president of service projects for Future Business Leaders of America and secretary of Key Club. He has participated in several community service projects during his high school years.

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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