Brianne Pinkerton, daughter of Kevin and Pam Pinkerton,was one of nine students receiving scholarship awards from the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Fremont. Brianne is a 2007 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. She attends Grace College in Warsaw, Ind., and will receive her bachelor of science nursing degree in May 2010.
Kevin Pinkerton is senior pastor of Grace Community Church, the Grace Brethren church in Fremont.
Pictured scholarship winners were: Brandis Bouyak (front left), Stephanie Clarke, Brianne Pinkerton; Shannon Hickey (back left), Matthew Kwiatkowski, William “Billy” Kupka and Jacob Durdel. Shellie Eakin and Jordan Bliss were not pictured. (Submitted photo)
A total of $23,000 in scholarship money was given away at the annual Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Dinner Meeting May 14 at the Fremont Country Club. There were 44 applicants. Each year the Auxiliary awards these scholarships to eligible Sandusky County residents/students who are pursuing a career in the medical field.
The annual Charity Ball is the primary fundraiser that provides the money for these scholarships. Other monies are raised by additional auxiliary fundraisers, the employees and hospital physicians, and members of the community that support these efforts, the Medical Staff of Memorial Hospital and Al Nichols.
Auxiliary President, Mary Shaffer welcomed some 75 guests to this annual event. She opened with the “auxiliary prayer” and a moment of silence for member Beatrice Fox, who passed away this week. Following dinner, nine students and their families were honored.