We are pleased to announce the recipients of the
2018 Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Awards
(a fund of West Tennessee Healthcare)

2018 $1000 Scholarship Winners

Ashlee Dunn

Ashlee Dunn is the daughter of Brian and Emily Dunn. She is a senior at University School of Jackson. She plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and study Mechatronics Engineering.


Myrah Guthrie

Myrah Guthrie, a senior at Madison Academic High School, is the daughter of Ross and Kathy Guthrie. She plans to attend Trevecca Nazarene University and major in political science. She would like to become an attorney to help immigrants and refugees.

Natalie Major

Natalie Major, also a senior at Madison Academic High School, is the daughter of Tom and Anna Major. She will attend the University of Tennessee at Martin as a chemistry/biology major and plans to become an anesthesiologist.


Recipients of the Sam Bomar Eagle Scout Merit Award

Eric Jeffords

Kevin Moore

Christian Webb


Congratulations to these very worthy recipients!

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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