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WCCH Foundation Announces 2024 Mac Burns Scholarship Recipients


The West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) Foundation recently awarded two local high school seniors a $1,600 scholarship to support their McNeese State University health professions degrees.

The WCCH Foundation/Mac Burns Scholarship is presented to a graduating high school senior(s) in WCCH's service district who has chosen a career in the medical field and will attend McNeese State University in the fall and spring semesters after graduation.

This year’s recipients were Grace Brooks of Vinton High School (VHS) and Kylen Turner of Sulphur High School (SHS).

Brooks was actively involved in her education and extracurricular activities as a high school student at VHS; she was a member of BETA, Student Council, Future Farmers of America and a student-athlete. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Brooks will attend McNeese State University in the fall and plans to pursue a degree in nursing to achieve her goal of becoming a traveling nurse and caring for others.

Turner graduated with a 3.78 GPA and was a member of the SHS BETA Club, Student Council and National Honor Society. He has also been very active in the community, volunteering for various efforts and organizations and coaching recreation basketball for SPAR. In the fall, he will attend McNeese State University to pursue a degree in nursing.

To receive the scholarship, recipients must have achieved a 3.0 GPA and must have been accepted by McNeese State University.  The recipients must also exhibit positive leadership capabilities and a genuine regard for those with whom he or she comes in contact.

Grace Brooks
2024 Vinton High School Graduate

Kylen Turner
2024 Sulphur High School Graduate