Published on June 13, 2016

NMMC-West Point Awards Darnell, Holton Scholarships

WEST POINT, Miss.— North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point has awarded $1,000 college scholarships to Kaleb Darnell and Madie Holton, recent graduates of Oak Hill Academy.

Darnell, the son of Joy Trull, participated in football, basketball, baseball, golf and track at Oak Hill Academy. He was selected as Mr. Oak Hill Academy, Most Dignified and Best All Around. He has worked the past two summers as a lifeguard and cart boy at Old Waverly. Darnell plans to attend the University of Mississippi and pursue a career in either dentistry or pharmacy.

Holton, the daughter of Keith and Nicole Holton, was a varsity cheerleader, participated in karate and was in the Drama Club. She also played tennis and basketball at Oak Hill Academy. She is employed by C.E. Provider Services in Starkville. Holton plans to attend Rhodes College in Memphis, majoring in biology.

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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