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Winners of the 2018 LeConte Medical Center Volunteer Scholarship

Posted on May 18, 2018

LeConte Medical Center is committed to helping our employees and volunteers continue their journey of excellence through learning! With that in mind, the Volunteer Scholarship Fund was created to financially assist members of the LeConte Medical Center family who are interested in beginning or continuing their education in the healthcare field.

Scholarship winners
Pictured left to right (back row): Linda Henson, Jackie Hounshell, Gaye Jolly, Bob, Clements, Rachel Hayford, Julia Householder (front row): Saahil Narwani, Olivia Pearcey, Samantha Bowman, Carly Newman

This year’s recipients are: 

  • Samantha Bowman, LPN

Samantha is a hard-working LPN on LeConte Medical Center’s medical-surgical unit. She comes highly recommended by her manager and coworkers, and she plans to continue working toward becoming an RN. 

“I truly believe this will help better my life,” says Bowman. 

  • Saahil Narwani, Junior Volunteer

Saahil has been a junior volunteer for two years at LeConte Medical Center, serving for over 160 hours. After graduation from Sevier County High School, Saahil plans to attend East Tennessee State University in the pre-med program. 

“This scholarship will benefit me dramatically,” says Saahil, “I want to have the security of becoming the person I want to be, and growing as a human being.” 

  • Olivia Pearcey, Junior Volunteer

Olivia has volunteered for three years at LeConte, giving more than 300 hours. She is continuing that service as an adult volunteer this year. After graduation from Sevier County High School, Olivia plans to attend the University of the Cumberlands to pursue an education in psychology and human services. 

“I know when I started volunteering at LeConte Medical Center, I would learn so much under the professionals I was helping,” says Olivia. “I am so honored to receive the reward of this scholarship along with the knowledge I have received over the past four years.” 

  • Carly Newman, Junior Volunteer

As a Junior Volunteer, Carly dedicated nearly 45 hours in one summer. She also came back over Thanksgiving break to volunteer again. As a student at Walters State Community College, Carly is working toward her RN degree. She hopes to one day give back to her community by seeking employment at LeConte. 

“I would love to use my degree to work on mission medical teams as well,” continues Carly. “These scholarship funds would help tremendously in furthering my goals and future education. Nursing is far more than a job, but an opportunity to touch the lives of others.” 

Congratulations to these outstanding scholars and best of luck in your endeavors! 

Interested in volunteering or working at LeConte? Find out more on our Volunteer Services page or by visiting Covenant Careers