Silliman grad awarded Lane Auxiliary scholarship _lowres

Photo provided -- Silliman Institute graduate Anna Armstrong, of Clinton, is the recipient of the Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship award for 2016.

Anna Armstrong, this year’s co-valedictorian of Silliman Institute, received the annual Lane Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary Scholarship.

Armstrong, the daughter of Kyle and Karen Armstrong, of Clinton, maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and was an active member of the National Beta Club and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ Honor Society.

She received the Academic Excellence Award, the Masonic Honesty and Integrity Award and earned varsity letters in tennis, cross country and track. She also volunteered at numerous school and community events.

She attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, where she serves as an acolyte and volunteers for church and civic events besides working part-time at a local pharmacy.

In the fall, Armstrong will attend LSU to major in biological sciences and upon graduation plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe to pursue a degree in pharmacy.

Each year, Lane’s Auxiliary awards a $2,800 scholarship to a high school graduate who is interested in entering the health care field. To qualify, the applicant must be a resident of Lane’s service area, Hospital Service District 1, and have maintained at least a B average in high school.