Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Medical Staff awarded two local graduates $1,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of professional medical careers. This marks the eighth year that the MBSH Medical Staff has provided medical scholarships to local students. The students selected to receive the 2019 scholarships were both seniors from Sullivan High School. The winners were Madison Brauninger and Kamryn Lohden.
Madison Joy Brauninger is an extremely bright young lady. Her academic achievements are very impressive considering her involvement in extra-curricular activities and outside employment. Throughout her high school experience, she prepared herself for college by taking and excelling in classes that equipped her for a medical pursuit. Her realization to become an Occupational Therapist became evident while in the education internship program in the school-based Occupational Therapy program. While helping students with challenging behavior issues, she was recognized by faculty as being kind, patient, playful and always encouraging and able to remain calm and professional through her interactions with the students. She commented that her “empathy is her greatest strength.” Her plan is to pursue a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Spanish at Colorado College.
Kamryn Lohden is extremely bright and industrious. She maintained an outstanding academic record while being involved in multiple extra-curricular activities and working in outside employment throughout her senior year. She grew up in a close knit and loving family. Over the years, she experienced the loss of loved ones and family members suffering debilitating illnesses that inspired her with the desire to pursue a medical career in nursing. Her remarkable drive is evident in her accomplishments and validates her ability to succeed in whatever she determines to do. Her plan is to pursue a major in Nursing and a minor in Spanish at Missouri State University.
“We congratulate Madison and Kamryn in receiving the 2019 Medical Staff Scholarships and sincerely wish them success as they move on in their education,” remarked Thomas Jackson, MD, Chief of Staff. “It is our hope that these young ladies will return to Sullivan to become professional health care providers in our local community.”
Dr. Thomas Jackson is shown presenting the 2019 Medical Staff scholarships to Madison Brauninger (left) and Kamryn Lohden (right) at the annual Rotary Achievement Awards Night.