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Paige Borst

Area students awarded TCHC Foundation scholarships

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Wadena, 56482
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

Tri-County Health Care Foundation awarded six $1,000 scholarships in May to area 2011 high school graduates pursuing a health care career. This year's recipients are:

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• Paige Borst - Bertha High School graduate, plans to attend Concordia College to pursue pre-medicine with a major in biology. She is the daughter of Jocelyn and Gary Borst.

• Rachael Carlisle - Wadena-Deer Creek graduate, plans to attend the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks to pursue a speech and language pathology degree. She is the daughter of Dan and Jeannie Carlisle.

• Kristan Craig - Menahga High School graduate, plans to attend the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks to purse a psychology and pre-medicine degree. She is the daughter of Brian and Andrea Craig.

• Melissa Hammerot - Henning High School graduate, plans to attend Minnesota State University in Moorhead to pursue a degree in psychology. She is the daughter of Kevin and Joyce Hammerot.

• Brianna Hillukka (not pictured) - Menahga High School graduate, plans to attend Wadena M-State to pursue a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Karlo and Peggy Hillukka.

• Kayla Lindroos - Sebeka High School graduate, plans to attend North Dakota State University, Fargo to pursue a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Steve and Carol Lindroos.

The Tri-County Health Care Foundation High School Scholarship was established to encourage and promote qualified individuals from the service area to pursue a health care career. Recipients are selected using a blind-selection process based on grade-point average, prior experience in a health-related program and they must be a high school senior in Tri-County Health Care's service area.

Last year's recipients were Kelsey Booth, Verndale; Ryan Denny, Bertha-Hewitt; Cortney Dettwiler, New York Mills; Sara Houselog, Henning; Kathryn Houle, Sebeka; and Elizabeth Quincer, Wadena-Deer Creek.

The Tri-County Health Care Foundation is a private charity established in 1994 to attract and administer charitable funds for the benefit of the communities and surrounding areas served by Tri-County Health Care.

For more information or to view an application, visit www.tricountyhospital.org or contact the Administrative Services Department, at (218) 632-8777.

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