He was a member of Habersham Central High School’s graduating class of 1991. Friends, teachers, classmates, and administrators gathered on Friday, May 24, to celebrate Aaron T. Scott, MD, DHA, as he was presented with the HCHS 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Habersham is home

“It doesn’t matter where I’ve been, whether it was for the Army or teaching medicine or just moving around for educational purposes, Habersham County will always be home,” Scott said in his opening remarks of the ceremony held in his honor.

Friends spoke about Scott’s character and kindness to everyone. People repeatedly remembered him as a person who cared about others.

His list of accolades is long, and his accomplishments are even longer.

Friends came to honor their former classmate Dr. Aaron Scott for the Lifetime Achievement Award. (Nora Almazan/Now Habersham)


Scott served in the U.S. Army as a 19D Armored Reconnaissance Specialist. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in molecular biophysics from Clark Atlanta University in 1999 and, through the ROTC program, became a commissioned officer in the Medical Service Corps. Afterward, Scott earned a degree in nuclear medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, completing his residency at Emory University Hospital while earning a master’s degree in Healthcare Management in 2006.

Scott moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to serve as the Nuclear Medicine Program Director at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received a Master of Imaging Science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and, in 2023, earned a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from Capella University.

Scott currently serves as the Nuclear Medicine Technology Representative on the Maryland Board of Physicians and continues teaching radiation physics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He and his wife, Marcella, live with their son A.J. in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

The Habersham community

Scott talked about how wonderful it is to come from a community like Habersham, where people speak to one another and care about each other. “Growing up in Habersham taught me a lot. Going to Habersham Central and having the teachers that I had, I wouldn’t trade for the world,” Scott expressed.

Dr. Aaron Scott with his mom, Sheree Parrish, at the HCHS Lifetime Achievement Awards. (Nora Almazan/Now Habersham)

He thanked his mother, Sheree Parrish of Cornelia, for always supporting him. He said he knew raising him wasn’t easy at times, and he was grateful for the person she was and the person she taught him to be.

As this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Scott delivered the main address at Friday night’s HCHS graduation.

This is the fifth year Habersham Central has selected an alumnus to receive the award. To be nominated, the person must have graduated from HCHS 25 years ago or longer.

Past recipients include Dr. Stacy Nicholson, Class of ’77, honored in 2020; Dr. Emily Foster Howell, Class of ’96 (2021); Marlan Wilbanks, Class of ’79 (2022); and Air Force Lt. Col. Preston McConnell, Class of ’91, (2023).

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