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Central High School Students Establish Emma Walker Memorial Scholarship

Date: 12/8/2016
News Release Number: 16-112
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 8, 2016 – Members of the Central High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club and cheerleading team have established a memorial scholarship in honor of fellow student Emma Walker.
The two groups have already raised $1,100, thanks in large part from selling biscuits donated by the Fountain City Chick-fil-A. The school hopes to bring in enough money to it can offer a scholarship every year.
“Emma was an outstanding young lady and an excellent student,” Central High School Principal Michael Reynolds said. “Our goal is to generate enough funds to establish a long-term, annual scholarship to be given in Emma’s memory.”
The scholarship will be available to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA and required community service hours. The student must enroll in an accredited public or private, not-for-profit college or university in Tennessee to study in a medical or healthcare related field.
Walker had expressed an interest in working as a neonatal nurse.
Those wishing to contribute to the Emma Walker Memorial Scholarship may send their donation to Central High School, 5321 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., 37918.
Point of Contact at Knox County Schools
Carly Harrington, 594-1905 or
Abbey Harris, 594-2972 or
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