JoAnn Walton of the Knox Community Hospital Auxiliary stands between eight of the sixteen high school students who were chosen by the Auxiliary to be awarded with scholarships this year; from left to right, Cassandra Losego, Shelby Holt, Spencer Enderle, Cassandra Cochran, Kara Moreland, Craig Mickley, Alaina Wright and Renee Kinser. Scholarship recipients not in the photo are Ashlee Hulse, Lauren Keaton, Angela Kladias, Lauren Mickley, Rachel Naber, Mayre Newcomb, Morgan Pryer and Lauren Trace.
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded fifteen $1,000 health career scholarships to area high school graduates. Students are considered on the basis of their scholastic standing, community involvement, as well as financial need. Auxiliary scholarship committee members received and considered a number of applications prior to making their selection.
The 15 high school recipients they have chosen are: Cassandra Cochran, Spencer Enderle, Shelby Holt, Ashlee Hulse, Lauren Keaton, Renee Kinser, Angela Kladias, Cassandra Losego, Lauren Mickley, Kara Moreland, Rachel Naber, Mayre Newcomb, Morgan Pryer, Lauren Trace and Alaina Wright. This is the second year for the Nellie & Lowell Truex Memorial Scholarship, which was given to Craig Mickley.
The auxiliary raises money for these scholarships through many fundraising events. Additionally, sales in the Knox Community Hospital Gift Shop contribute to the scholarships that have been awarded over the past several years. In addition to the scholarships, the auxiliary provides funds for the donation of toys given to children who come in for emergency services, laboratory, surgery and diagnostic imaging.
For information on volunteer opportunities at Knox Community Hospital, contact volunteer coordinator Cathy Rinehart at 740-393-9079.