Destinee Beyer, a senior at Bradley Central High School, has dreams of getting into nursing, and receiving the MaryEllen Locher scholarship Friday night will help her reach that goal.The scholarship …
Destinee Beyer, a senior at Bradley Central High School, has dreams of getting into nursing, and receiving the MaryEllen Locher scholarship Friday night will help her reach that goal.
The scholarship is from money raised during the Volley for a Cure events throughout the last few weeks. It was presented at the Lee Lady Flames versus West Georgia Wolves at Friday night's match between the two schools.
"It is a special night, and while I received the scholarship, it is due to the dedication shown by my mom," Beyer said.
She plans to attend Cleveland State Community College's nursing program, but was thinking about changing to Lee's program after learning more about it Friday.
Beyer is also thinking about nursing due to her mother's battle with breast cancer. She has learned much about the career by seeing many who have worked with her mom, Catherine Beyer.
"I am still fighting. I am not through with the world yet," Mrs. Beyer stressed.
She has been taking chemo treatments, and has dressed as a superhero when she would go to get those treatments. Her son, Donnie, said the costume she would wear most often was Wonder Woman.
"I am so proud of both of them," he said.
Recipients of the scholarship are children of those dealing with cancer.
"She is a great recipient of the scholarship, and we are so glad she was selected," said Lee University volleyball coach Andrea Hudson.
Several previous scholarship recipients and their parents were present at Friday's match, many working at tables at the event or manning the concession stand.
At the match, member of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office had a dance routine where several deputies showed their dance moves, and students at Prospect Elementary School sang the National Anthem to begin the evening.
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