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Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces Burdonne Young Scholarship Winners

For Immediate Release August 2, 2012

The Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced this year’s winners of the Burdonne Young Scholarship. The scholarships are named in honor of the late Burdonne Young, former nurse for Memorial Hospital for over 50 years. These scholarships are awarded annually to dependents of Memorial employees enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student at a college or university in the Fall of 2012.

Scholarships in a healthcare related field were awarded to Jamie Hanna and Tori Wilson.

Jamie is the daughter of Laura Hanna, RN, Endocrinology. Jamie attended Long Beach High where she was a member of the Long Beach High School Band Color Guard and served as captain her senior year. She was Key Club secretary, member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Teens Fighting Animal Cruelty. Jamie will attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and major in Speech/Language Pathology.

Tori is the daughter of Stephanie Castjohn, Telephone Attendant, Communications. Tori attended Gulfport High School. She was corresponding secretary for the Cotillion Club of Gulfport and a member of Youth Leadership Council at Trinity United Methodist Church. Tori enjoys teaching Sunday school and participating in mission trips. She will attend Mississippi State University and major in Biochemistry.

Scholarships in a non-healthcare related field were awarded to Nicholas Dennette and John-Paul Drouilhet.

Nicholas is the son of Michelle Denette, RN, Clinical Analyst. He attended St. Stanislaus High School. Nicholas is very active with mission trips and enjoys volunteering at Habitat for Humanity along with having an active role in the Key Club. Nicholas plans to attend The University of Mississippi where he will major in Chemical Engineering and Japanese.

John-Paul is the son of Cynthia Drouilhet, Office Manager, Memorial Physician Clinics. He attended St. Stanislaus High School where he was president and founder of St. Stanislaus College Pro-Life Club, captain of the swim team, and served as treasurer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was recently chosen as director of the Kairos Retreat. John-Paul will attend the University of Notre Dame and major in Mechanical Engineering.

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