Left to Right: Ashley Flowers, Amber Simms, Devon Higgins, Danna Travis, Elizabeth Baldwin, Ashley Holland and Rachel Newsom

Six area high school graduates and one TriStar Horizon employee have been selected to receive scholarship awards totaling $5,000 through the TriStar Horizon Volunteers Scholarship Program.

Creek Wood High School students that received the TriStar Horizon Volunteer scholarship were Elizabeth Baldwin, Ashley Flowers, Devon Higgins, Danna Travis and Amber Simms.

Baldwin, Flowers and Travis all plan to attend Tennessee Technological University. Baldwin, who was 9th in her class and earned a 4.0 GPA, plans to become a physician assistant (PA). Flowers, ranking in the 10% of her class, will pursue a career in nursing. Travis, who received the Girl Scout Gold Award, has plans to become a physical therapist.

Higgins, who ultimately plans to be a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), and Simms, who has a desire to become a surgeon, will both attend Austin Peay State University.

Receiving the scholarship from Dickson County High School was Ashley Holland. Holland plans to attend Austin Peay State University to pursue a Bachelors of Science in nursing degree.

Rachel Newsom, director of imaging at TriStar Horizon, received a scholarship for her pursuit of a master's degree in healthcare administration.

Scholarships from the TriStar Horizon Volunteers are awarded annually to eligible high school seniors from Creek Wood and Dickson County High Schools as well as TriStar Horizon employees who wish to continue their education in a healthcare related field.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to award these hard working students and employees for their accomplishments, and we are confident they will succeed in life," said Eloise Jones, chairman of the TriStar Horizon Volunteers Scholarship Committee.