Cutline: Pictured from left to right: Michelle Atkins, President of the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation; Billee Lassiter, Plumley Scholarship winner, and Mendi Lassiter, mother of Billee Lassister.
Paris, TN – The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation awarded the 2019 Harold and Opal Plumley Scholarship to Billee Lassiter, daughter of Rodney and Mendi Lassiter of Buchanan.
The Harold and Opal Plumley Scholarship is given annually to a student who plans to pursue a healthcare career. The scholarship is a four year, $6,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from Henry County.
Lassiter plans to study Biochemistry and graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her goal is to become an Epidemiologist or an OB/GYN physician. She began volunteering in the medical field as a Henry County Medical Center Junior Volunteer. She has prepared herself for her future career by signing up for the Health Science Pathway classes while in high school. Lassiter is also a member of multiple school organizations and is an active member in 4-H and the community.
She participated in NHS, Commonwealth Honors Academy, HOSA, Patriot XL After School Peer Tutor, AP Scholar, and attended Girls State. Lassiter is an active member of Maplewood Baptist Church Youth Group.
“I truly have a passion for helping others, giving my best to obtain my goals, and exceeding my career objectives,” said Lassiter in her application statement.
Lassiter is very passionate about helping others. The Harold and Opal Plumley Scholarship will help Lassiter follow her dreams of helping those in need.
For more information about the Plumley Scholarship or about the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, check out our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.
About the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation
The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 1994. The Foundation was established to enhance and improve the health of all citizens of Henry County through philanthropic support of the programs and services of Henry County Medical Center. There is a particular emphasis placed on wellness education, community outreach, scholarships for students pursuing a health care career, and support of health improvement programs that otherwise could not be implemented.
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. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.