The first Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship was presented to Emily Sahina, a senior at Winter Park High School during the Winter Park High School Senior Awards.
Tori Sheahan worked as a nurse practitioner providing healthcare for the underserved in Central Florida for 15 years. For 12 of those years she worked closely with the Winter Park Health Foundation as a nurse practitioner at Glenridge Middle School. During that time she also helped supervise, mentor and support the school nurses in the Winter Park consortium of schools.
Tori was a champion for the health of local youth. She always made sure her patients got the care, medicine, education and social services they needed. Children and their families benefited from her medical knowledge as well as from her kindness and compassion.
Emily Sahina was selected as the first recipient of the Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship because of her extremely caring and compassionate nature. Emily has positively impacted the WPHS campus through the 207 hours of volunteer service hours she has completed in the community through various organizations and clubs at WPHS. People who know her well describe her as dependable and kind hearted. Her consideration of others is matched equally in her dedication to her academics. Her future plans include attending Valencia and majoring in either health science, psychology, or art. She is a first generation college student who loves working with children and giving back to her community.
The Tori Sheahan Award and Scholarship is funded through the memorial fund set up in her name by the Winter Park Health Foundation.