2022 Presidents' Scholarship: Abbie Pevehouse
Abbie Pevehouse is the daughter of Christopher Pevehouse, a Wound Management technician in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s.
Abbie graduated in 2020 from Red Oak High School and recently finished her first semester of nursing school at Abilene Christian University. Abbie is passionate about working with children to teach them the importance of taking care of themselves, seeing a doctor when they are sick, and how preventative care will have an impact on their future health.
Prior to entering college, Abbie ranked in the top 20 out of 480 students and excelled in volleyball, National Honor Society, Student Council and dual credit AP classes. Since then, she has received certifications in Phlebotomy, CPR, CNA, and is also Patient Care Technician certified. She is on the ACU Dean’s list and Dean’s Honor Roll.
When applying to nursing school, Abbie began to wonder if she would be able to handle the emotional side of being a nurse. Through her clinical experience of losing several patients, she found that even on her hardest day, she was able to handle what she had feared the most. Abbie relies on her faith and knowledge of patient care to fulfill her calling.
Hope Porter of Red Oak High School says, “If you are in search of someone who will be an asset to your community, your school, or your program, someone who has the potential to make a difference in the life of anyone she meets, someone who can enhance any team or prevail against any challenge she may encounter, consider Abbie Pevehouse because she far exceeds all of the above.”