North Little Rock pediatric cancer survivors Shelby Clinton, 18, and Katie Edwards, 21, along with Sherwood’s Blake Maynard, 22, were among 20 pediatric cancer survivors selected this year to receive Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarships valued at $2,500 each and awarded by the CARTI Foundation in Little Rock.
Presented annually to current or former CARTI pediatric cancer patients, the scholarships are named in honor of Dennis Jungmeyer, of North Little Rock. Jungmeyer is a CARTI Foundation Board Member and prostate cancer survivor.
Diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumor at the age of seven, Clinton is a recentgraduate of North Little Rock High – West Campus. Clinton will begin classes this fall at Arkansas State University where he plans to major in biology with a minor in chemistry. He is the son of Darlene and Bill Clinton of North Little Rock.
Diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of one, Edward is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas where she is majoring in English. She is the daughter of Leigh Wood and Bob Edwards, both of North Little Rock.
Clinton also received recognition as the recipient of the CARTI/North Little Rock Fellowship Award. Presented for study in the liberal arts, the award is sponsored by Krista and Dr. Mark Storey of Little Rock.
Edwards was honored as a recipient of the Gayla and Mike Thompson Fellowship Award. Presented for study in the liberal arts, the award is sponsored by Gayla and Mike Thompson of Mountain Home.
Diagnosed with a germinoma tumor at the age of 13, Maynard is currently enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University where he is majoring business administration and management. He is the son of Robin Maynard of Sherwood.
Maynard also received recognition as a recipient of the Kathleen Kennally and Mark Holder Fellowship Award. Presented for study in business and/or management, the award is sponsored by Kathleen Kennally and Mark Holder, ofLittle Rock.
Recipients of the 17th annual CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards were honored at a special presentation ceremony held this summer at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. First Lady Ginger Beebe assisted Jungmeyer in presenting scholars with their awards.
Other 2014 Jungmeyer Scholars are: Heidi Abston, of Searcy; Khadijah Alexander, of Bryant; Lucas Cauthren, of Subiaco; Phyllis Everette, of Morrilton; Ty Granberry, of New Boston, Texas; Keori Guinn, of Hot Springs; Natalie Harris, of Camden; Tyler Hudock, of Rogers; Caleb Loe, of Prescott; Griffin Marczuk, of Little Rock; Tyler Maxwell, of Dyer; Patty Morris, of Berryville; Tyler Robbins, of Malvern; Ian Shuttleworth, of Bryant; Allison Stanley, of Texarkana, Texas; Jake Stevens, of Rogers; and Brittany Wortham, of Paragould.
A longtime member of the CARTI Foundation Board of Directors and a founding member andpast president of the CARTI/Searcy Auxiliary, Beebe currently serves as a Director Emeritus of the CARTI Foundation Board of Directors.
The First Lady was also named recipient of the 2014 Z. Lynn Zeno Award for outstanding philanthropic leadership and volunteerism on behalf of the CARTI Kids program.
Also honored during the ceremony were two graduating Jungmeyer Scholars who wereeach presented with engraved clocks commemorating the completion of their degree programs and whose names will be engraved on a bronze leaf to be added to the CARTI Tree of Life wall sculpture housed at CARTI administrative offices in Little Rock.
Graduating Jungmeyer Scholars included: Danielle Brazier, 20, of Batesville, who received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Arkansas Tech University earlier this month; and Tyler Robbins, 22, of Malvern, who received both a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melborne, Fla.