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Pee Dee AHEC Health Careers Program Students Receive $500 Academy Scholarships

Brandon Sanders (center) listens for vital signs at the
MUSC Simulation Center
Pee Dee AHEC is proud to recognize two of its Health Careers Program (HCP) students as recipients of the 2015-2016 Health Careers Academy Senior Awards. Jabari Bruce and Brandon Sanders, both 2016 high school graduates, received the scholarships, which include a certificate and a $500 scholarship.

As students in the Health Careers Academy (HCA), a program within the Health Careers Program, both students engaged in activities to help them prepare for their futures as healthcare professionals.

Mr. Sanders began participating while in the tenth grade and said, “Even though my decision to become a general practitioner has not changed, I am now aware of all the requirements to become what I want to be. Receiving this scholarship means so much to me because as a college student, I know funds will be tight. I would like to thank the (Health Careers) Academy for choosing me.”

Mr. Bruce, who began the HCA his senior year, explained, “The program has allowed me to be more open minded to other options. There are so many other careers in the playing field that could suit you better than the one you’re thinking of pursuing, and you haven’t even been exposed to it yet. School can cost a lot of money and every little bit I can get erased makes it easier for me to achieve my goals. I am very thankful to receive this scholarship - it’s a true blessing.”

Mr. Sanders graduated valedictorian from Marion High School and will attend Claflin University to major in biology and minor in chemistry.

Mr. Bruce, an aspiring pharmacist, is a graduate of Mayo High School for Math Science and Technology. He will attend Winthrop University and major in biology.  

The Health Careers Academy, an exploratory program for high school students, is endorsed by the South Carolina Department of Education and aligned with the academic school year.

For more information, contact Pee Dee AHEC at 843-777-5343.

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