A Pitkin High School student has a helpful start to her college career thanks to Merchants and Farmers Bank.

Hannah Johnson was announced as the 2018 Perry Johnson Memorial Scholarship recipient. The scholarship amounts to $1000. Merchants and Farmers Bank awards this scholarship in memory of the late Perry Johnson.

Hannah Johnson will be attending Northwestern State University at Fort Polk will she will major in Nursing. Her activities include cheerleading, softball, and several student organizations.

Perry Johnson was a longtime bank employee for over 22 years. He was a graduate of Pitkin High School with the Class of 1965 and was active in sports during his time in school.

His sister Vickie Johnson Farley congratulated Hannah on social media and mentioned that her late brother would be proud of the way Merchants and Farmers Bank chose to honor his memory.

“I want to thank Merchant and Farmers Bank for honoring Perry’s memory with this scholarship, and he would be so very proud,” Farley said. “My brother was one of a kind. I love and miss him.”