Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Spirit of Service scholarship recipients chosen

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021

Three students from Huntington have been awarded Parkview Huntington Spirit of Service scholarships for 2021.

Bailey Godfrey, left, who is completing her first year at North Carolina’s Wake Forest University, and Kortney Campbell, center, and Garrett Palmer, right, both members of the Huntington North High School (HNHS) Class of 2021, were selected to receive the $1,500 scholarships.

The program is administered by Parkview Huntington Foundation, and the recipients were selected by a review panel comprising representatives of the foundation’s board of directors, Parkview Huntington Hospital’s volunteer corps and the community.

The scholarships are funded by a gift to the hospital, through the foundation, from the former Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild. The Guild, which ceased operations in 2018, had managed a scholarship program of its own for many years.

Students pursuing degree programs in healthcare-related fields are eligible for the Spirit of Service Scholarship. The scholarships are available to Huntington County high school seniors or residents, students who are employed full-time in Huntington County, and students enrolled at Huntington University.

Godfrey, a 2020 HNHS graduate, is completing her first year at Wake Forest as a biochemistry and molecular biology major. She aspires to be an emergency physician. This year, she worked as a research assistant at the university’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and was a member of the marching band and involved in cheerleading, among other extracurricular activities. She has been selected to take part in a chemistry study program in London, England, during the 2021-22 academic year.

Campbell will begin her nursing studies this fall at Indiana University Fort Wayne. Her goal is to become an obstetrics nurse. She is a certified nursing assistant and has been employed in that capacity at The Heritage of Huntington since last summer. At HNHS, she was involved in student mentoring for three years and has volunteered for community food outreaches in Huntington and Fort Wayne. She is also a 10-year member of 4-H.

Palmer will pursue studies in exercise science this fall in the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington. His high school activities have included track and basketball, and his career goal is to be a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine. He earned academic honors all four years at HNHS and was Academic All-State first team in boys’ track and field in 2020. He is an active member of his church youth group, and participated in mission work in Northern Ireland.

All three recipients have been, or currently are, members of Huntington North’s chapter of the National Honor Society.