LaKeair Hawkins was a graduate of Ferriday High School and after being presented with her scholarship, entered into CLTCC’s Nursing Program. During high school, she was a cheerleader for 3 years and participated in dual enrollment classes for Nursing. She obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license and is a Certified Telemetry Tech (EKG). LaKeair was the oldest of 7 children and supported solely by her mother. Experiencing a daily battle with rheumatoid arthritis, she is very driven to show her younger siblings that no matter what, you can be successful in life. Thanks to the Do It Right Scholarship she can accomplish her five-year plan: become an LPN, return to school to become an RN, and have a family of her own.