PCHSF awards $2,600 to three graduating seniors
A total of $2,600 will be granted to three local students by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The PCHSF scholarship committee consists of Foundation Board members Lori Day, Madrid; Mary Dodson, Venango; Eric Gengenbach, Grant and administrator, Jody Snogren.
Taylor, graduating senior at Perkins County High School, will receive the $1,000 Jeppesen Christian or Health Education Scholarship. He is the son of Amy and Ryan Boldt of Grant. Taylor will enter Chadron State College, this fall to major in biology. He then hopes to transfer to the med center to complete his degree as a physician’s assistant.
He has been active in church, many extra-curricular school activities and was a work study student under Brandon Fraley, physician’s assistant at the Grant Medical Clinic.
Taylor’s recommendations all listed his leadership qualities and ability to succeed in the medical field.
Danica, daughter of Traci and Shannon Messsermith of Wallace, will receive the Max and Irene C. Kurkowski Health Services Scholarship for $500 and the Grainton United Methodist Church Health Education Scholarship for $600.
Danica is a graduating senior from Wallace High School. She will be entering University of Nebraska at Kearney next fall, studying communication disorders. She has kept busy working, keeping up her grades, being involved in her church youth group and competing in extracurricular activities.
Ethen Pankonin, graduating senior from Wallace High School, will be receiving the Perkins County Health Services Foundation Scholarship for $500.
Ethen has plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney and major in exercise science with a minor in physical therapy. He lists his many activities in and outside of school as preparation for him to succeed in college. He is the son of Melinda and Mitch Scott.
Along with providing financial help to local health services, the PCHS Foundation Board feels that helping young people pursue their goals in medical studies is a high priority.