Published on May 23, 2018

NMMC-West Point Awards Freeman, Jester Scholarships

West Point ScholarshipsReagan Freeman (left) and Caroline Jester

WEST POINT, Miss.— North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point has awarded $1,000 college scholarships to recent graduates Reagan Freeman and Caroline Jester of Oak Hill Academy.

Freeman, the daughter of John and Sherry Freeman, plans to study biomedical engineering at Mississippi State University in Starkville. Her goal is to pursue a career in radiation oncology. At Oak Hill Academy, she was a member of Anchor Club and served as vice president of the National Honor Society her senior year. Freeman was president of the Student Government Association her senior year and was active in the youth group at First Baptist Church of West Point, serving on the leadership team in ninth and 10th grade. She played basketball, softball, tennis, ran track and was a cheerleader during high school.

Jester is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is the daughter of Chris Jester and Andrea Jester. At Oak Hill Academy, she was a member of the Anchor Club and National Honor Society. She served on the Youth Council and as a volunteer counselor at Camp Bratton Green. She babysits and worked as a lifeguard.

            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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