The first annual Brian Stewart Banks, MD Memorial Scholarship was presented to Destiny Duff May 28 at the Owsley County High School Awards Night.
She received the scholarship based on her grade point average, community service, leadership, school involvement and character. She will attend Berea College in the fall and enroll in the nursing program.
Melissa Banks, widow of Brian Banks, established the award in honor and memory of the work and dedication her husband had for Owsley County. Dr. Banks was a family practice physician for the Mountain Comprehensive Health Care Owsley Clinic for more than 12 years. He was graduated from Letcher High School in 1989, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1999, and the University of Louisville/ Glasgow Family Medicine Program in 2002.