Jaron is a returning student in the Licensed Practical Nursing program at J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College. Jaron has experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and wants to eventually become a Registered Nurse and/or Physical Therapist. Jaron enjoys participating in community cleanup work, particpating in his church's praise band, and volunteering with Vacation Bible School. Jaron's scholarship support will start in 2015.
Monica graduated from Hazel Green High School with an Advanced Alabama High School Diploma in May 2005. She met her husband at church in 2004 and they married in November 2006. They now have 3 daughters, a 6-year old and 3-year old twins. She also has a few nieces and nephews who she has had a large hand in raising since they were born. Monica had never planned to go to college to further her education. She was happy working a retail job that she had for almost 10 years. In August 2013, one of her nieces was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Monica immediately went with her niece and her mom to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. She traveled back and forth from Huntsville and Memphis for the month she was there while still tending to her own children. The impact the nurses at St. Jude’s made on her made her decide to be one of them.