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Auxiliary awards scholarships to Junior Volunteers

The Gritman Medical Center Auxiliary awarded $7,000 this spring to high school seniors pursuing higher education.

Six Junior Volunteers at Gritman Medical Center received awards from the Chanda Morris Scholarship – Gabby Eldridge, Molly Hanson, Nikki Johnson, Kloe Lory, Alyssa Hamburg and Emelia Keim. The Chanda Morris Scholarship was established in the memory of Troy High School student Chanda Morris, a Gritman Junior Volunteer who died in an auto accident in 1991. She was named Gritman Junior Volunteer of the Year in 1991, and was secretary and president of the Gritman Junior Volunteer Council.

Two students, Gabby Eldridge and Nikki Johnson, were awarded scholarships from the Besst Family Scholarship. This award recognizes high school achievements, extracurricular activities and leadership skills as a Junior Volunteer at Gritman Medical Center. This scholarship was established by Kara Besst, CEO at Gritman Medical Center, and her husband, Tim, in appreciation of the Junior Volunteer Program.

Molly Hanson was awarded $1,000 for the Maurine Cherrington Scholarship. The scholarship is named for a long-time Gritman supporter and charter member of the Gritman Auxiliary. Cherrington’s appreciation for the hospital and its programs continues through her generosity to the scholarship programs.

For more information on volunteer opportunities or availability of Gritman Auxiliary-sponsored scholarships, contact Gritman Volunteer Services at 208-883-5520 or gro.n1624295847amtir1624295847g@ree1624295847tnulo1624295847v1624295847.