Tifton, Ga. – Southwell recently awarded a scholarship to Cook County High graduate Caroline McDaniel
Caroline McDaniel was this year’s recipient of Southwell’s $500 scholarship for Future Health Professionals. Caroline is a graduate of Cook County High. She completed the Allied Healthcare Pathway and went to class while in high school to become a certified phlebotomist. She was a honor graduate who was also nominated as Best Business Student and recognized for the having the highest average in chemistry her Sophomore year. Caroline served as president of the Cook High School chapter of HOSA. She will begin Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in the Fall to begin her career in nursing. Her goal is to return to Adel and give back to the community that has given her so much.
When asked how her participation in the Healthcare Science Pathways prepared her for the future, she responded, “I have been blessed with the opportunity to lead our HOSA chapter (which currently has the largest number of active members in our school’s history) in monthly meetings, fundraisers, and community activities. I have had hands-on experience with medical equipment by organizing the classroom with my fellow classmates and practicing, performing, and being evaluated on multiple skills. I have had the opportunity to learn from various healthcare professionals in the monthly meetings hosted by Southwell’s Junior Board of Directors and have also had the opportunity to volunteer at the pediatric clinic in Valdosta through the board. I love healthcare and being awarded this scholarship will help me to help others.”