|Clarion Hospital Foundation Names Scholarship Recipients|
|The Clarion Hospital Foundation recently awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to students from Clarion County. Tyler Beers received the Dr. John E. Brooks Memorial Scholarship, while Gale Garmong and Corbyn Minich received the Joseph and Helen Miller Scholarships. The Frances Shope Memorial Scholarships were given to Megan Beary and Erin Siegel, and the James B. Alexander Scholarship was given to Jolene Patterson. Matthew Wolbert is the winner of the Dr. John L. Johnston Memorial Scholarship. |
Tyler Beers graduated this year from Clarion Limestone High School and will be attending Gannon University in the fall. He hopes to become a physician’s assistant. Tyler has been on mission trips, helping areas devastated by floods and earthquakes. He was his class president and was involved in drama and choir.
Gale Garmong, a 2009 alumnus of Redbank Valley High School, is enrolled in the pharmacy program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie. Gale works as an intern for Klingensmith’s Drug Store.
Also a Redbank graduate, Corbyn Minich will begin Clarion University this fall. His goal is to become an anesthesiologist. In high school, Corbin was involved in band, choir, academic competitions, and drama.
Megan Beary graduated in June from North Clarion High School and will also attend Clarion University. She hopes to become a speech pathologist. While in school, Megan was involved in academic decathlons, the Academic Honor Society, the Junior Historians, and cheerleading.
Another recent North Clarion graduate, Erin Siegel will attend The University of Findlay’s pharmacy program. Erin has been involved in basketball and the National Honor Society.
Jolene Patterson graduated this year from Union High School. She will attend the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and become an RN. In school, Jolene was involved in band, choir and cheerleading.
Matt Wolbert graduated from Clarion Limestone High School in 2011. He attends Clarion University and hopes to go on to LECOM and become a physician. Matt played football and baseball, earning seven varsity letters. He also plays the guitar and was involved in the CL Sensations.
The annual Dr. John E. Brooks Memorial Scholarship was created in the doctor's memory by his wife Mary Brooks and other family members. The Joseph and Helen Miller Scholarship, the James B. Alexander Scholarship, the Frances Shope Scholarship, and the Dr. John L. Johnston Scholarship were created by the Foundation to honor and memorialize these individuals. If you would like to honor them by contributing to the endowment funds, please contact John Stroup at the Foundation office at 814-226-1257.
Applicants are judged on their motivation and desire to pursue health care careers and on community involvement and academic excellence.