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Health System Awards Healthcare Scholarships to Area Graduates

Chestertown, MD�June 16, 2004� Chester River Health System has awarded $1,000 scholarships to three high school students who will be pursuing careers in the field of healthcare.  The recipients of the scholarships are Lindsey Fry of Kent County High School, Cory Riley of Kent Island High School, and Danielle Skinner of Queen Anne's County High School.

Lindsey Fry is a 2004 graduate of Kent County High School and plans to study nursing at Chesapeake College.  �I want to pursue a career in healthcare because I want to have an impact on people's lives,� said Fry.  In addition to being student government association vice president and a member of the National Honor Society, Fry has prepared herself for a career in nursing by completing a clinical experience at Chester River Manor, Chester River Health System's long-term care and rehabilitation facility.  �My experience with Chester River Health System�will assist me and ultimately help me achieve my career goals,� she noted.

Cory Riley, also a member of the National Honor Society and a 2004 graduate of Kent Island High School, will be entering Mount St. Mary's College as a biology major.  Riley was a member of the drama club, history club and the student government association, of which she was senior class treasurer.  Describing herself as �a lover of science� and someone who �always has a positive attitude,� Riley hopes to become a pediatrician or radiologist after completing college and medical school.

Danielle Skinner is a 2004 graduate of Queen Anne's County High School and will be pursuing a degree in biochemistry at Cedar Crest College.  Long-term, Skinner wishes to attend medical school and later practice in the field of genetics.  �If I can help find genes that cause life-threatening diseases, and use this knowledge to save people, that would be the most fulfilling experience of my life,� said Skinner.  An avid track and field athlete, she has received several sports and academic accolades including �Most Outstanding Athlete in Track and Field,� �Master of Sports Award� and honorable mention as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar.

Chester River Health System awards scholarships to high school graduates who show an active involvement in school and community activities and who have a cumulative grade point  average of 2.75 or higher.  Scholarship recipients must also have been accepted to a two-year or four-year college and must be planning to pursue a degree in healthcare.  For more information on the Chester River Health System Healthcare Scholarship, contact the Human Resources Department at Chester River Health System located at 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, or call 410-778-3300, extension 4006.


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