& Queen Anne's Hospital
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Awards Scholarships to Three Local Grads.
The Chester River
Health System has awarded $1,000 scholarships to three local high
school graduates planning careers in the healthcare field. The recipients
are Sherise Black of Chestertown, Abby Gaudette of Queenstown, and
Kira Pinder of Chestertown.
Black is a graduate of Kent County High School and plans to pursue
nursing studies at Delaware State University. She realized at a young
age that “people are always in need of help and the people who give
help are doctors and nurses.”
Black is a member of “Who’s Who Among High School Students” and was
on the honor roll. Her high school activities included peer mediation
and a book club.
Gaudette will enter Drexel University in September where she will
study biomedical engineering and take pre-med classes with a career
objective to become an orthopedic surgeon. Her scholastic honors included
National Honor Society, scholar athlete, Maryland Distinguished Scholar
and leadership honors. She graduated from Kent Island High School
where she was a member of the swim team and cross-country team. She
was also a student government delegate and a mentor for freshmen.
Pinder graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School and plans to
major in nursing when she enters Wesley College in the fall. Ultimately
she would like to be a nurse practitioner. During high school she
participated in an internship program at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital
which helped her realize that she wanted to work in a career where
she could make patients comfortable and provide education. “I want
a career in which I am constantly learning new things and in which
I can make a difference,” she explains.
Pinder was a member of the National Honor Society and Queen Anne’s
County High School’s It’s Academic team, chairman of the prom committee
and captain of the swim team.
Established by the Board of Directors of Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital,
the scholarship program assists local students pursuing healthcare
careers with a goal of helping to increase the supply of qualified
healthcare professionals. The scholarships are awarded annually to
graduating seniors of the three high schools in Kent and Queen Anne’s
The Chester River Health System, which includes Kent & Queen Anne's
Hospital, Chester River Home Care & Hospice and Magnolia Hall
Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, provides community-wide healthcare
through a network of community-based services.