Magy Clark Young Volunteer Academic Grant recipients

Kennedy Nicholson

JASPER — Kennedy Cecile Nicholson and Emily Rose Patterson have each been awarded a $1,000 Magy Clark Young Volunteer Academic Grant from the auxiliary of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

The two are members of the Jasper High School Class of 2020 and have donated a combined total of 221 volunteer hours to various departments of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

Nicholson is the daughter of Lonnie and Trish Nicholson of Jasper. She is a volunteer at the hospital's information desk and gift shop. She was a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Key Club, Natural Helpers, Peer Mentors, 4-H (president), BOSCO, Catholic Youth Camp, band and Girl Scouts. She was an instructor and state chamption gymnast at Hodgini Gymnastics as well. 

She will attend Xavier University and major in biology and pre-med.

 

Emily Patterson

Patterson is the daughter of Darren and Ann Patterson of Jasper. She is a volunteer at the hospital's information desk and a certified nurse assistant. She was a member of Student Council (head of student activities), Senior Class Treasurer, Dubois County WyldLife, Peer Mentors, Riley Dance Marathon, JHS Blood Drive and varsity soccer.

She will attend the University of Nortre Dame and major in chemistry and pre-med. 

The auxiliary board members of Memorial Hospital established the Magy Clark Young Volunteer Academic Grants program to recognized 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. The choice of study is not limited to the medical field. 

Students interested in volunteering at the hospital should contact Volunteer Coordinator Angie Anderson.




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