BELLE GLADE — Five students from Glades Central Community High School were rewarded for their academic achievement on Friday, April 21, 2017. The students plan to pursue a career in healthcare, and together they are the recipients of $4,500 worth of scholarships, as follows.
• Nikia Anacrayon, Medicine, $1,000 Dr. Mildred Anderson scholarship;
• Chandler Chisholm, Nursing, $500 scholarship;
• Doris Cabrera, Medicine, $1,000 Dr. Katia T. Laremont scholarship;
• Ja-Bray Loud, Veterinary Medicine, $1,000 scholarship; and,
• Jean Noel, Veterinary Medicine, $1,000 scholarship.
T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, named after the first African-American doctor in West Palm Beach, awarded the scholarships.
“Students in the Glades need to know that good grades in science and math can pay off,” said Dr. Colette Brown-Graham, T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society past president and scholarship committee chair. “Careers in healthcare are the future and require students to do well in science or math. T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society is happy to support these students who show promise in science and math.”
T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) has been awarding scholarships at Glades Central High School since 2012. This year, the medical society partnered with George Snow Scholarship Fund to administer the scholarships and for the selection committee. Scholarship recipients were selected based academic achievements and on the strength of their scholarship applications.
After the scholarship ceremony, members of TLJMS participated in the career fair. A doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and medical student were available to answer questions from students considering studying a health-related field. The society gave curious and impressive students free anatomy books and stethoscopes to encourage their interests.
About T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, Inc.
T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) is named after the first African-American physician in Palm Beach County and is an official local chapter of the National Medical Association. TLJMS is a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals united to improve the health and wellness, access to medical care, academic and career opportunities, and the quality of life for underserved populations through the provision of healthcare, education, and youth development.