Jul 12, 2011 -
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT – On June 6, the Auxiliary of Manchester Memorial Hospital awarded $3,000 scholarships to five local students who are furthering their education in the medical field. The scholarships are funded from revenues generated by the Auxiliary Gift Shops at Manchester Memorial Hospital and The Penny Saver Thrift Shop in Manchester.
Johanna Heidtman, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, and Committee members, Donna Cammeyer, Elaine Charizione, Marilyn Perrachio, Denise Prindiville and Mary Patricia Sullivan chose the recipients based on their scholastic achievements, community volunteerism, personal achievements and recommendations from teachers and mentors.
The 2011 recipients are:
Matthew St. Martin, a graduate of Windham High School, will attend Sacred Heart University to study nursing.
Emily Briggs, a graduate of East Catholic High School, will attend the University of Minnesota and major in medical research.
Shilla Thomas, a graduate of South Windsor High School, will attend the University of Connecticut to become a pediatric nurse, and in the future she plans to work toward becoming a pediatrician.
Augustyna Gogoj, a graduate of Rockville High School, will attend the University of Connecticut and plans to be a doctor.
Cynthia Tetteh, a graduate of Manchester High School, will attend the University of Connecticut and plans to become an obstetrician/gynecologist.
Harriet Haslett, President of the Auxiliary of Manchester Memorial Hospital, recipients Augustyna Gogoj, Shilla Thomas, Matthew St. Martin, and Emily Briggs, and Scholarship Chairperson Johanna Heidtman. Recipient Cynthia Tetteh was not in attendance.