CFMC Announces Black History Month Scholarship Winners
In recognition of Black History Month, Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. and the FMC Community Foundation are pleased to present scholarships to seven local African American high school students in our service area who have expressed their desire to enter a post-secondary health care related field of study.
Congratulations to these students who will receive a $1000 scholarship in recognition of Black History Month and in honor of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler who became the first Black woman to earn an MD degree in the United States.
Jinniah Ali is a senior at Frankfort High School and plans to attend Tennessee State University to specialize in physical therapy. She has competed in varsity track and participates in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and is a member of Students Demand Action. Jinniah has received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Award for Poetry and has been on the honor roll throughout high school. She enjoys singing, playing the piano, dancing, writing, reading, and researching & speaking on different topics.
D’Asya Spalding is a senior at Marion County High School who is a member of the Students Against Destructive Behaviors (SADD) Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). She enjoys volunteering at the local Ham Days festival. D’Asya plans to attend Kentucky State University with the goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.
Laynee Davis Stewart is a senior at Marion County High School. Throughout high school, she has competed in varsity soccer, receiving the 110% award, most improved player award, academic all-state, and the 4.0 scholastic award in the 2019-2020 school year. Laynee participated in Beta Club, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club, and received the work ethic seal. She volunteers as co-leader for Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides and shares in the statewide initiative for Smoke Free Marion County. Laynee plans to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College to pursue a career in nursing.
Zahria Hazlewood, senior at Marion County High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student Ambassadors, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club. She enjoys volunteering at church, the Salvation Army, and helping Hispanic children with school needs as a student aide. Zahria plans to attend the University of Louisville and be a part of the Honors Program. She plans to major in nursing.
JeKhia Bradley is a senior at Glasgow High School. She is a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club participant who placed first place in the regional conference for nursing assistance. JeKhia served at the HOSA club secretary, Divinity Club secretary, and as a member of the Spanish Club. She enjoys volunteering with the Special Olympics. JeKhia plans to attend Northern Kentucky University to become a Physician Assistant.
Chloe Garmon is a senior at Glasgow High School and plans to attend Berea College to become a nurse. She has competed in varsity cheer and participates in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club, Beta Club, Diversity Club, Spanish Club, and Pep Club. Chloe enjoys teaching advisory classes at a local elementary school. She is also a part time CNA at a local nursing home. Chloe plans to attend Berea College to become a nurse.
Lemark Vaesey is a senior at Bardstown High School and is an athletic academic all-state honorable mention. He has competed in varsity football and soccer throughout high school and is a nationally ranked football punter. Lemark plans to attend Western Kentucky University to focus on the study of physical therapy.
The FMC Community Foundation, a nonprofit, supporting organization established with the mission to meet the physical and mental health needs of individuals and communities within CFMC’s service area through outreach, engagement, and monetary assistance. The Foundation focuses on a number of items including providing assistance and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a healthcare career; enabling students to make healthy decisions through increased education and resources; and increasing access to everyday necessities. The FMC Community Foundation is a valued partner organization of CFMC and strives to improve and support the over-all health status and health opportunities for our patients and communities.