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Scholarship awarded in honor of Harrisburg tornado victim

Danielle Baker and Jaylynn Ferrell at SIC Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2011 (Source: SIC) Danielle Baker and Jaylynn Ferrell at SIC Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2011 (Source: SIC)
Jaylynn Ferrell, Tammy Summers and Nicholas Shockley (Source: SIC) Jaylynn Ferrell, Tammy Summers and Nicholas Shockley (Source: SIC)
Patti Ferrell presented the first Jaylynn Ferrell Memorial Scholarship to Victoria Hamblin of Eldorado. Patti Ferrell created this scholarship in honor of her daughter, a 2011 SIC graduate of the nursing program. (Source: SIC) Patti Ferrell presented the first Jaylynn Ferrell Memorial Scholarship to Victoria Hamblin of Eldorado. Patti Ferrell created this scholarship in honor of her daughter, a 2011 SIC graduate of the nursing program. (Source: SIC)
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

A scholarship created to honor the memory of the youngest victim of the Harrisburg tornado has been awarded for the first time.

Victoria Hamblin of Eldorado received the Jaylynn Ferrell Memorial Scholarship.

Ferrell's mother congratulated Hamblin on the award earlier this month.

The scholarship goes to a Southeastern Illinois nursing student.

Jaylynn Ferrell graduated from Southeastern's nursing program. Ferrell had just begun her career as a registered nurse (RN) and was employed at Harrisburg Medical Center.

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