Nursing scholarship award winners

For the past three years we’ve presented a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is pursuing a degree in nursing in each of our 5 office locations: Benson, Litchfield, Little Falls, Redwood Falls and Willmar.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, each student had to fill out an application, write an essay and meet the following criteria:

  • Pursue a degree in nursing.
  • Graduate from high school with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Be passionate about caring for others in the healthcare field.

We received many outstanding applications and it wasn’t an easy decision to decide on the winners. We presented a $1,000 scholarship to the following high school students.

Melanie Reese, Benson High School

Melanie will be attending St. Scholastic in Duluth, Minnesota in the fall of 2015 to pursue a degree in nursing with a minor in Spanish. She was involved in a variety of academic and extra-curricular activities throughout her years such as girl’s tennis, BPA, volunteering at the food shelf, blood drives and at her church. Also, she received many academic achievement awards. She wants to become a registered nurse because she enjoys science, helping people and wants a career that involves a variety of tasks.

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Madeline Maahs, Litchfield High School

Madeline will be attending Minnesota State University of Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota in the fall of 2015 to pursue a degree in nursing. She spent many hours volunteering for blood drives, church activities, Special Olympics and more. She’s been involved in extra-curricular activities such as taking statics for volleyball, wrestling and basketball, being involved with marching band, color guard and many other clubs. Her desire to become a nurse stems from job shadowing at the Hutchinson hospital and helping children all throughout life.

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Jenna Primus, Little Falls High School

Jenna will be attending University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the fall of 2015 to pursue a degree in nursing. Her academic determination earned her a spot in the freshman guarantee program, guaranteeing admission into the school of nursing. She spent time volunteering for a day of caring, school blood drive and was involved with soccer, basketball, softball, student council and many other extra-curricular activities. She chose nursing as a career so she can spend her life in the service of others.

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Kayla Huhnerkoch, Redwood Falls High School

Kayla will be attending North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota in the fall of 2015 to pursue a degree in nursing. She was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities such as NHS, band, rotary, FCA, cross country, basketball and track. Her time volunteering for kids against hunger, meals on wheels and the Salvation Army showed her how important it is to give back to the community. She believes that being a nurse is about helping a person heal in both a physical and physiological aspect.

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Marin Fischer, Willmar High School

Marin will be attending University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the fall of 2015 to pursue a degree in nursing. Her volunteer experience with the food shelf, humane society, Rice Care Center and the Special Olympics has made an impact on her view of the world. She was involved in extra-curricular activities including swimming, band, choir, yearbook and national honor society. Her ambition to be a life-long learner and the constant change in developing and breaking things in medicine made her decide to pursue a degree in nursing.

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Congratulations to graduating seniors of 2015. We wish you the best.

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” – Minor Myers