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MHS Awards 3 McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships to Local Students

(L to R): Kristie Harms, MSN, FNP-C, McKenzie After-Hours Clinic; Aubrey Manns; Michael Merkler, MD, McKenzie Family Healthcare (back); Jack Sheridan; Sarah Woodall; and Brandy Trepkowski, MSN, FNP-BC, McKenzie Rural Health Clinic.

Supporting the next generation of medical professionals, McKenzie Health System recently awarded three McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships to local students interested in pursuing healthcare professions.

Sarah Woodall of Brown City High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to St. Clair County Community College where she plans to study nursing; Aubrey Manns of Croswell-Lexington High School received a $500 scholarship to attend Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse; and Jack Sheridan of Sandusky High School was awarded a $500 scholarship, which he will use at Michigan State University to pursue a career as a doctor.

The McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships are awarded annually to Sanilac County graduating high school seniors entering an accredited college or university and planning to become a healthcare professional. Selection criteria are based on academic achievement, community service and accomplishments.

“We are delighted to support Sarah, Aubrey and Jack in achieving their education and career dreams,” said Brandy Trepkowski, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner at McKenzie Rural Health Clinic and member of the McKenzie Medical Staff Scholarship Committee.

“As a provider, it is extremely rewarding to be able to assist the next generation of medical professionals. We are so proud of these 3 young people and are thrilled to see them pursuing a career in healthcare,” added Kristie Harms, MSN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner at McKenzie After-Hours Clinic and member of the McKenzie Medical Staff Scholarship Committee.

Information about the McKenzie Medical Staff Scholarship is available at www.mckenziehealth.org/about-us/scholarship.

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