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July 25, 2001

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Chester River Health System
Awards Scholarships

The Chester River Health System has awarded $1,000 scholarships to three graduating high school seniors planning careers in the health care field. The recipients are Kathleen Sappéy of Chestertown, Megan Wolfe of Stevensville and Teira Zajac of Centreville.

Kathleen Sappéy
Megan Wolfe
Teira Zajac

Sappéy will enter Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA, in September to major in chemistry with the goal of a career in forensics or pharmaceutical research. She studied advanced placement chemistry at Kent County High school and feels, "Making and testing new pharmaceutical drugs would be a rewarding profession. Knowing that I would be helping all of society and generations to come would make the work enjoyable."

She is a member of the National Honor Society and was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar, an All-American Scholar and a Scholar Athlete. In high school she participated in varsity soccer, basketball, track and field, student government and concert band. In her community Sappéy has been active in the Junior Rotary Club and service projects for her church. Her parents are Steve and Maureen Sappéy.

Kent Island High School graduate Megan Wolfe will be attending the University of Scranton to study occupational therapy. Her interest in this field stems from her observations of an occupational therapist working with her brother as he recovered from a severe brain injury sustained in an automobile accident.

Wolfe is a member of the National Honor Society, a basketball scorekeeper and class representative. She has served as president of the Drama Club and has appeared in over a half-dozen plays. She is active in her church's youth programs where she has worked feeding the homeless and teaching Sunday School. Her parents are Karl and Margaret Wolfe.

Teira Zajac worked last summer as an intern at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital and as a mother's helper for a family with a disabled child; these experiences deepened her interest in pursuing a pharmaceutical research career. She explained, "I want to pursue a career that will allow me to help others who do not have cures for their illnesses and diseases by finding better treatments that will allow them to live an easier life." She will enter Philadelphia University in the fall to major in biochemistry.
As a student at Queen Anne's County High School she was a member of the National Honor Society, a student government association representative and was named a Scholar Athlete. Her attitude when playing on the volleyball and tennis teams earned her the Queen Anne's County Sportsmanship Award. She worked in the Youth RISE (Representatives Involved in Service learning Education) program and attended Presidential Classroom Alumni activities. Her parents are Marion and Brian Lewis.

The scholarship program was originally established by Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital's board of directors to assist local students pursuing health care careers and to help increase the supply of qualified health care professionals. The scholarships are awarded annually to graduating students of the three high schools in Kent and Queen Anne's counties.

The Chester River Health System includes Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chester River Home Care & Hospice and Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. The purpose of CRHS is to provide for the health care of the community through a network of community-based services.