HMH Auxiliary awards 20 scholarships

Submitted HMH auxiliary awarded 20 auxiliary scholarships to area students from across the region who are pursuing a degree in the medical field. Each scholarship is worth $1,000. Several of the scholarship winners recently attended the HMH Auxiliary Recognition Banquet and are pictured here. Back row left to right: Riley Beausoleil, Emma Bell, Kayla Shain, Kennedy Kenrick-Bostick, Kayla Nutgrass, Cornelia Wade, Darian Thompson; Front row left to right: Sarah Calhoun, Malerie Skaggs, Cassie Parrish, Kayla McCoy, Kaitlyn Manson, Sarah Downs

The Hardin Memorial Hea­l­th Auxiliary recently awar­ded 20 scholarships worth $1,000 each to students from across the region who are pursuing a degree in the medical field.

According to a news release from the organization, the auxiliary scholarship pro­gram has been in place for close to three decades. This year was especially competitive with approximately 70 students applying from all around HMH’s 10-county region, the release said.

HMH Director of Vol­un­teer Services Kevin Hilton said the auxiliary members hold several different fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the scholarships.

“Our volunteers take great pride in their ability to help local students achieve their dream of entering the medical field,” he said in the release. “The scholarships benefit young people from many counties within our region.”

The scholarship winners were invited to the annual HMH Auxiliary Recognition Banquet in May.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

• Jocelyn Aron of Fort Knox, Galen College of Nursing

• Riley Beausoleil of Eliza­bethtown, Xavier University

• Cassie Parrish of Boston, Kentucky, Elizabethtown Com­m­unity and Technical College

• Cornelia Wade of Eliza­beth­town, Northern Kentucky University

• Lexi-Ann Beard, Green County High School

• Emma Bell, LaRue County High School

• Taylor Brown, Grayson County High School

• Sarah Calhoun, LaRue County High School

• Caitlin Cousineau, North Hardin High School

• Sarah Downs, Bethlehem High School

• Colby Dupin, Meade County High School

• Kennedy Kenrick-Bostick, Grayson County High School

• Sierra Lyons, Grayson County High School

• Kaitlynn Manson, John Hardin High School

• Kayla McCoy, LaRue County High School

• Abby Nelson, Meade County High School

• Kayla Nutgrass, Bullitt East High School

• Kayla Shain, Central Hardin High School

• Malerie Skaggs, LaRue County high School

• Darian Thompson, Breck­inridge County High School

Scholarship money is raised through proceeds from the aux­iliary’s $5 Jewelry Sales, Books are Fun sales, and the lights Auxiliary volunteers sell for Let Christmas Shine to honor a loved one or healthcare provider on the HMH Christmas display.

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