HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Annual Scholarships

CUTLINE – Pictured from left to right are Shirley Robertson, Carolyn Todd, Wanda Davis, Avery Clare Cox, and Maria Cox.  Cox was awarded one of the three scholarships the Volunteer Auxiliary gave out to graduating seniors from Henry County High School.

PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary awarded three scholarships valued at $6,000 ($2,000 per recipient) to Henry County High School students at their recent Auxiliary meeting in May.

The three recipients of the Auxiliary Scholarships are Anna Underwood, Annie Kate Veazey, and Avery Clare Cox. The three students are graduating seniors from Henry County High School and will be attending a college or university in the fall, studying in a medical field. The students will be pursuing the following:

  • Underwood plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville majoring in pre-med biology, specializing in pediatrics or oncology. She has volunteered at HCMC during the summer as a junior volunteer and participated in the clinical internship program at the high school.  As a student at UT, she will participate in the Chancellor’s Honors Program where she will study abroad.
  • Veazey plans to attend Union University specializing in health science with a desire to pursue physical therapy. One of her goals in this field is to help veterans with injuries sustained during their service to our nation.
  • Cox is aspiring to become a physician assistant, specializing in sports medicine with the goal of returning to Henry County. She will be attending Lipscomb University.  She graduated third in her class of 278 with a 4.0 GPA and was one of the speakers at graduation.

“We are pleased to recognize these three outstanding seniors from Henry County High School with scholarships so that they may continue their education,” said Joyce Spinn, HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary President. “Each young lady is very deserving of this recognition and we wish them the best of luck in their pursuit of degrees in the medical fields of their choice.”

The Volunteer Auxiliary at Henry County Medical Center is comprised of nearly 40 volunteers that serve across the organization. Auxiliary volunteers offer their time, talent and dedication throughout the hospital in patient care and clerical settings. Our volunteers come from unique backgrounds and share the common interest in helping others.

To learn how you can become a part of the HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary, contact Tory Daughrity at 731-644-8266 or go online at www.hcmc-tn.org to learn more.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.