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Wefelmeyer Wins Health Care Scholarship


Emily Wefelmeyer, of Chestertown, has been awarded a $500 scholarship sponsored by Chester River Hospital Center to pursue a career in the health field. She will enter the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in September to major in pre-medicine/ chemical engineering with the goal of becoming an endocrinologist or neuro-psychiatrist.

Wefelmeyer hopes to be able to work with patients who are coping with diabetes or dementia and their families. She notes that, "Having a personal history and first hand knowledge of these diseases and their effects on a person’s life will enable me to empathize with my patients and provide the best care possible."

As a student at Kent County High School she received several academic achievements awards, was a National Honor Society member, attended the NASA summer enrichment program and several Emerging Leaders seminars and was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar. She was a member of the concert band, worked in drama productions, was a member of the It’s Academic team and served as statistician for the varsity baseball and cross-country track teams.

In the community, Wefelmeyer has been active in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton and served as a Literacy Works tutor. She is the daughter of Herman and Martha Wefelmeyer.

Chester River Hospital Center awards two health care scholarships each year, one to a high school graduate in Kent County and the other to a Queen Anne’s County graduate.