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Little River Healthcare System announces scholarship recipients

The 2010 Little River Healthcare System (LRHS) college scholarship recipients have been announced according to Jeremy Riney, Richards Memorial Hospital CEO.

The five scholarships have been awarded to Andreana Gonzales, Kaitlyn Sieber and Michael Skrhak, all of Rockdale, Alyssa Fincher of Cameron and Preston Stolte of Thorndale.

The LRHS college scholarships are presented annually to five applicants located in Milam County interested in continuing their education and will be pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

Among 27 applicants, these students were chosen by the members of the LRHS scholarship committee for their outstanding academic achievement, leadership ability, personal character, volunteerism and community service.

“Congratulations to the 2010 recipients of the Little River Healthcare System Scholarship,” Riney said. “It is very evident these students are driven in the pursuit and attainment of their academic and career goals within the healthcare field, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Gonzales is the daughter of Cynthia and Faustino Gonzales and a Rockdale High School senior. She has been volunteering with organizations such as Mobile Loaves and Fishes for several years, and has participated in numerous school and community activities. Gonzales will be attending Texas A&M University next fall in pursuit of a degree in biomedical engineering.

Sieber, also an RHS senior, is the daughter of Karen and Larry Sieber. She will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall with aspirations of going to medical school after obtaining her undergraduate degree and pursuing a career as an obstetrician/ gynecologist. Sieber has not only volunteered with the Little River Healthcare System, but she has also been active in several school organizations as well.

Skrhak is a RHS graduate that currently resides in Rockdale with his wife and three children. He is currently attending Temple College and studying to receive his registered nurse license. Once he has obtained his degree in Nursing, Skrhak intends to continue his education with hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner.

Fincher, a C.H. Yoe High School senior, is the daughter of David and Ramona Fincher. She has been very active in school and community activities, serving as the president for both the Yoe Business Club and the Leo Club. Fincher is interested in obtaining a degree in communication science and disorders so that she may pursue a career in speech pathology.

Stolte, a Thorndale High School graduate, is the son of Steven and Deborah Stolte. Preston was a recipient of a LRHS scholarship in 2009. He has demonstrated superior academic achievement in both high school, as well as his first year at the University of Texas at Austin. Stolte is very interested in public health and is currently enrolled in two honors programs at UT. His goal is to get into an M.D. Ph.D. dual degree graduate program.


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