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Bariatric health fair set for June 1
North Mississippi Medical Center’s Bariatric Center will host a Weight Loss Health Fair on June 1 for anyone who is losing weight or wants to. at the NMMC Bariatric Clinic, 408 Council Circle. Included will be free screenings, mini makeovers, smoothies, bra fitting, weight loss supplements and fitness information.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit one on one with specialists and participate in a free clothing swap. Donated clothes should be clean and on hangers, and can be dropped off by May 31. For more information, call (662) 377 7546 or (866) 908 9465.
NMMC, foundation award scholarships
North Mississippi Medical Center and its philanthropic arm, the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi, recently awarded a number of scholarships.
Claire Coggin, a senior at Tupelo High School who is participating in NMMC’s Nurse Mentorship Academy, received a $2,000 scholarship from North Mississippi Medical Center and the Bower Foundation.
Grace Barber of Mooreville High School has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She will study nursing at Itawamba Community College.
McKinley “Chance” Curbow of Mooreville High School, received a $500 scholarship to pursue the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic training program at ICC.
Sam Cooper of Nettleton High School has been awarded the Gregory Pitts Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is administered through the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi and awarded annually to a Nettleton High School student pursuing a health care career.
Receiving $2,000 scholarships to pursue health care careers were Brieyonna Shannon of Shannon High School; Alexis Wren, Savannah Bell and Ethan Caviness, all of Saltillo High School; Brandi Reynolds, Thomas Riddle, Emery Anthony, Amber Scott and Anhthu Truong, all of Tupelo High School; J’Mya Wells of Nettleton High School; Ashton Martin of Baldwyn High School; and Eryn Sanders of Mooreville High School.