We are pleased to announce the recipients of the
2016 Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Awards
(a fund of West Tennessee Healthcare)

2016 $1000 Scholarship Winners


Jacob McWherter
Madison Academic High School

Jacob McWherter, a student at Madison Academic High School, is the son of Betty and Mike McWherter. Jacob is not only the recipient of a $1000 scholarship; he is also an Eagle Scout and will receive a $250 Eagle Scout Merit Award. Jacob received Madison's 2014-15 award for most service hours and has been an ER volunteer at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital since 2012. Jacob plans to attend M.T.S.U. Jacob would like to become a pilot working with law enforcement or the government or in the mission field


Chloe White
Jackson Christian School

Chloe White, a student at Jackson Christian School, is also a recipient of a $1000 award. She is the daughter of Kristy and Tony White. She plans to attend Belmont University to become a music therapist. Chloe has been a member of the Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra for five years, a Symphony Ambassador for four years, and was the musical director for the Crockett County Arts Council's production of The Rockin' Tale of Snow White. Chloe plans to help others by providing therapy through the "universal language of music."

Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship in memory of Lavenia Cruze- $1000


Mason Cagle, a student at South Side High School, has received a $1000 award in memory of Lavenia Cruze. Lavenia was called home to Heaven on January 20, 2016, after a brief illness. Lavenia's life exhibited both her faith and her devotion to her family especially to her parents (now deceased) and to her sister Lois, who survives her. Mason is the son of Kim and Mark Cagle and plans to attend Union University.

Madison Academic High Scout Eagle Scout Merit Award - $250

Jacob McWherter, Troop 6

Hunter Collins, Troop 203

Ranger Buchanan, Troop 6

Sam's PortraitOur community still mourns the loss of Sam Bomar, the much loved son of Hugh and Rayna Bomar, who died on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Sam was a senior at Madison Academic High School, where he would have graduated with honors. He had been accepted at University of Tennessee Knoxville, which was his dream. "He loved everyone. He would never judge you because of anything. He was just an amazing person," said Emily Kathryn Springer. His friends said they could tell stories all day about Sam, saying he was fun to be around and could make anyone laugh. Sam was an Eagle Scout, a baseball player, and was involved in theater and debate at Madison Academic High School. Cullen Sanderson, one of Sam's closest friends, said "He always liked to have fun and be in the middle of a conversation and his smile would brighten anybody's day and his humor would just throw you out of proportion."

Sam's youth leaders at Fellowship Bible Church said he always challenged them and was very secure in his beliefs and his relationship with Jesus Christ. Sam was a student leader with Fellowship Student Ministries and a volunteer counselor at Lakeshore United Methodist Camp.

Sam's legacy is being remembered locally in many special ways. The Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation and will assist local students with furthering their education. Our very special fundraising event will take place in June and all proceeds will benefit this scholarship fund.



RIP Sam Bomar.. you will never be forgotten

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