Twelve high school seniors from four area high schools were selected to each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Derry Medical Center Charitable Foundation. The scholarship is given to students pursuing careers in a medically related profession, and who rank in the top 25% of their class. This year there were four recipients from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, and four from Londonderry High School. Windham High School and Salem High School were represented by two recipients each.
“We are pleased to be able to recognize the academic success of area students each year,” said Dennis Rork, MD, one of the physician partners at Derry Medical Center. “The scholarship also awards their dedication, compassion and willingness to help others in their chosen health profession.”
Dr. Rork encouraged each recipient to stay in touch with the providers at Derry Medical Center for future networking, internships and other opportunities. The physician partners of Derry Medical Center are deeply rooted in the local community and take great pride and interest in helping future health care providers from the community achieve their career goals.
Derry Medical Center has distributed $59,000 since the scholarship’s inception in 2006 to help students pursue their professional aspirations and experience the reward of making a difference in people’s lives. Applications for the scholarship are available each spring from the guidance office at each school.
The scholarship winners for 2016 are:
Salem High School—Courtney MacDonald, majoring in occupational therapy; Ariana Sullivan, majoring in nursing.
Windham High School—Krishna Patel, majoring in public health; Hannah Harootian, majoring in nursing.
Pinkerton Academy—Molly DeCarlo, majoring in nursing; Madison Garnick, majoring in neuro-science; Ashley Palmer, majoring in nursing; Elisabeth Preble, majoring in occupational therapy.
Londonderry High School—Anna Tighe, majoring in nursing; Hannah Cohen, majoring in in nursing; Shannon Sonia, majoring in chemistry, Madison Harper, majoring in music therapy.