GULFPORT, Miss. —The Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Burdonne Young Scholarships. The scholarships are named in honor of the late Burdonne Young, former nurse for Memorial for over 50 years. These scholarships are awarded annually to dependents of Memorial employees who will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a college or university in the Fall of 2017 or are currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
Memorial Hospital Foundation selects six candidates to receive the Burdonne Young Scholarships. The scholarships are made possible by Memorial employees who donated funds through the Foundation Employee Campaign to the Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund. Thank you to those who have made it possible for the following six students to move forward in their education:
Aaron H. Mallette is the son of Michael Mallette, Professional Development and Diana Mallette, Respiratory Care. Aaron attended Harrison Central High School where he attained a 4.0 GPA and scored a 31 on his ACT. He plans to attend the University of South Alabama in the Fall majoring in Mechanical Engineering. While at Harrison Central, Aaron was a member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society and involved in powerlifting and football.
Christiana Ogletree is the daughter of Clara Ogletree, Memorial Behavioral Health. Christiana attends Mississippi College majoring in English Writing and maintains a 3.71 GPA. She also scored a 34 on her ACT. Christiana is a member of MC Honors program, MC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Worship Team and Vacation Bible School at Calvary Gulf Coast and is a piano teacher.