2017 KCAF Healthcare Scholarship
Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation Awards $16,000 in Scholarships to Rockdale, Newton Students
The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation (KCAF) is dedicated to promoting early detection and education about breast cancer prevention, treatment options, and recovery. The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation healthcare scholarship was established in 2016 to recognize students who plan to pursue a career in healthcare. Scholarships were recently awarded to students from each traditional high school and career academy in Rockdale and Newton counties. Kim Atkins was a beloved and respected teacher in Rockdale County for many years and was even recognized as Teacher of the Year. During her battle with breast cancer, she and her family depended on the care and compassion of many healthcare professionals. The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation seeks to honor her love for students and her healthcare team by awarding a $2,000 scholarship to eight deserving high school seniors.
This year’s scholarship recipients and the schools they represent are as follows (pictured in the attached group photo, front row, left to right): Chyna Mays (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology/Rockdale County High School), Taylor Baggett (Eastside High School), Jameriah Clark (Newton Career Academy/Newton High School), Hannah Hinton (Alcovy High School) and Michelle Tompkins (Rockdale Career Academy/Heritage High School). Back row, left to right: Kylie Kersh (Heritage High School) and Bly Doma (Salem High School). Not pictured: Molly Cady (Newton High School).