MT. VERNON — A senior from Mt. Vernon Township High School was named as the winner of the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital and NAACP Mt. Vernon Branch scholarship winner at the annual Mt. Vernon NAACP Martin Luther King banquet Monday.
Kaijah Weller will receive $2,500 towards her studies at the University of Illinois this coming fall.
Weller says the healthcare field is a field where she believes she can make a difference.
Weller wants to become the first doctor in her family, and she plans to study anesthesiology.