Hospital auxiliary awards 4 scholarshipsMay 21, 2019
JASPER — High school seniors Olivia Ariens, Sydney Bachman, Haley Schroeder and Hannah Witte each received a $1,000 Magy Clark Young Volunteer Academic Grant from the auxiliary of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center during the volunteer dinner held April 20. The four teens have donated a total of 570 volunteer hours in various departments of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
Ariens is the daughter of Peter and Didi Ariens of Jasper. She is a volunteer at the hospital’s information desk. She is a JHS varsity cheerleader and a peer mentor. She is a member of the Student Council, Key and Spanish clubs, National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions. She also is a member of the Riley Dance Marathon Committee. Ariens plans on attending Indiana University to pursue a degree in biology.
Bachman is the daughter of Keith and Dana Bachman of Jasper. She volunteers at the hospital’s information desk. She works part-time as a certified nursing assistant at Brookside Village Senior Living Community with PRN (pro re nata) status. She is a member of the National Honor Society and SADD. She was a freshman peer mentor. She is active in the Dubois County Wranglers. She is a five-year volunteer at Freedom Reins. In addition to being active in her church, Bachman has completed two mission trips to Honduras. She finds time to babysit part-time during the school year and averages 40 hours per week during the summer months. Bachman plans to attend the University of Evansville procuring a degree in public health.
Schroeder is the daughter of Terry and Julie Schroeder. She volunteers at the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. She is a member of the JHS golf team, where she serves as captain and has received various awards and honors. She is a member of the Student Council, JHS baseball bat girls, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Spanish Club, Key Club, National Honor Society and was a Hoosier Girls State representative. She works part-time as an interactive teller specialist at German American Bank. Schroeder has been admitted to Western Kentucky University and is planning to obtain a degree in nursing.
Witte is the daughter of Keith and Lisa Witte of Jasper. She is a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital Gift shop. She is a children’s volunteer at the Jasper Public Library helping with children’s activities’ crafts and special events. Her volunteerism led to a part-time paid position for two summers. She also volunteers at Brookside Village Senior Living Community helping with games and is currently employed as a weekend receptionist. Witte is involved in special events at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland. She is a four-year member of the Key Club, a two-year member of the MAT Club and served as class treasurer her junior year. Witte plans to attend Vincennes University Jasper Campus and the University of Southern Indiana to complete a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.
The auxiliary board members of Memorial Hospital established the Magy Clark Young Volunteer Academic Grants program to recognize the service of youth volunteers to the hospital. Those individuals who have volunteered a minimum of two years with at least 80 hours of service are eligible to apply for the scholarship. They must also be enrolled in an accredited college, university, junior college, vocational school or technical institute to apply for the scholarship. The choice of study is not limited to the medical field. Students interested in volunteering should contact Memorial Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Deb Boyles.
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