BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It’s a painful day, one that many in our community won’t forget.
A Huffman high School student was killed at school. A local doctor is working to keep that student legacy alive through other students.
Dr. Kre Johnson of Brownstone Total Family Healthcare is turning the tragedy of Courtlin Arrington’s death into something that’s positive.
Arrington was a high school senior with big plans to become a nurse. To celebrate Courtlin and continue to what hoped to accomplish, Johnson established a scholarship in her honor worth $1,000.
The scholarship is for female high school seniors who are interested in any sector of the medical field. The students must be enrolled in a Birmingham City School with a 3.0 GPA.
The student is required to write an essay about why they’ve chosen a career in medicine. Dr. Johnson said this is her way of letting young girls know there are people supporting and rooting for you.
“ I hope that it helps them with their first year,” said Dr. Johnson. “If it can help them with their books, any little thing helps when you’re going to college. Helps with book, meal plan, I just wanted to start giving back,” she continued.
This is the second year of the scholarship. G.W. Carver High School graduate Jaylin Givens was the first recipient. She’s at Talladega College studying to become a physical therapist.
The deadline is March, 2019. The recipient will be announced in April.