Southwell recently awarded two scholarships to Ainsley Toews and Alexis Braselton, two local high school graduates.
Ainsley’s Toews was the Recipient for the Southwell Scholarship for Future Healthcare Professionals. Ainsley’s involvement in the high school’s HOSA chapter, Southwell’s Junior Board of Directors, and Southwell’s Junior Volunteering program sparked an interest for her in a career in healthcare. During the fall semester of the 2021, Ainsley interned with the high school’s health science department. As a Southwell Junior Board member for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years, she was able to explore first-hand many of the behind the scenes activities that are involved in making this Healthcare System function, including those of a paramedic, respiratory therapist, and nurses. She was elected Vice President of the school’s Beta club, and Secretary/Committee at Large Vice President of the Student Council, as well as co-president of the DECA club. She was chosen to represent the school as a member of the Freshman Ambassador Program and Georgia Secretary of State Ambassadors. The leadership, problem solving, and communication skills she gained in each of these programs have paved the way for her future success in healthcare. Ainsley graduated with Superior Honors, and in the fall, she plans on attending George Mason University, to continue her swimming career and undergraduate education while majoring in biology.
Lexie Braselton was the recipient of the Southwell Sports Medicine Scholarship. Lexie was an inaugural member of the Tift County High School Student Sports Medicine program. Here, she was able to deepen her understanding of Sports Medicine by following and observing the Southwell and High School Athletic Trainers performing their daily job duties. She was able to gain ample experience in injury evaluation, management, and rehabilitation. Through her involvement in the Sports Medicine Program, she gained the opportunity to intern at Georgia Sports Medicine. She started her internship in January and continued through graduation. Lexie graduated with superior honors, and has been dancing competitively through Mallory Ward School of Dance for 9 years. Lexie has always gone above and beyond, and this drive to succeed will serve her well as she attends ABAC in the Fall, and continues working towards her desired career in Physical Therapy.