Phillips recognized for hardwork, leadership

Emily Phillips, a member of the Health Science Specialty Center at Cosby High School was recognized and presented with a $1,000 scholarship during Chesterfield County’s 2011 Black History Month Business Breakfast Celebration. Eight scholarships were presented during the celebration and awarded by the Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarship Committee.

Phillips, who lives in Chester, is an avid runner and has competed in cross country and track for the past seven years.  While juggling school, athletics and a part-time job, she has maintained a 4.5 GPA and is a certified EMT-Basic. Her experience at Bensley- Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad has provided unique and educational opportunities to serve the community.  Her participation in the National Honor Society and Beta and Varsity clubs have all helped to promote diversity and community progress.  Her passion for the health care field and athletics has inspired a goal of becoming a doctor in sports medicine.  Phillips plans to attend a four-year college in Virginia and attend graduate school.

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