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Summit Pacific Medical Center employees award scholarships to future healthcare students

Elma, WA – Summit Pacific Medical Center employees awarded $6000 to six local high school seniors.

In a release, the Summit Pacific Medical Center says that it was the Employee Scholarship Fund who provided the funding to give scholarships to local students, bringing their total to nearly $70,000 in scholarships to 87 students since 1993.

SPMC says that the Employee Scholarship Fund supports local students who are furthering their education within the healthcare field and the fund is strictly supported by donations from employees.

“This year we had enough to give scholarships to every applicant! That’s thanks to the dedication of Summit Pacific employees and their donations,” said Joy Iversen, Diagnostic Imaging Manager and Scholarship Committee Chair.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors each spring.

For more information or to download the scholarship applications, visit Summit Pacific’s website at www.summitpacificmedicalcenter.org.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Adriana Rojas Vargas, Elma High School: Adriana plans to attend South Puget Sound Community College as a first step in becoming a physical therapist.

Kassedy Olson, Elma High School: Kassedy plans to study dental hygiene at Eastern Washington University.

Angelica Clark, Elma High School: Angelica plans to study nursing at Grays Harbor College, then continue her education to become a nurse practitioner.

Brooke Sutherby, Elma High School: Brooke plans to attend Spokane Community College where she will study to become an ultrasound technician.

Matthew Johnson, Montesano High School: Matthew plans to attend Grays Harbor College where he will begin prerequisite work for Central Washington University’s paramedic program.

Danika Peterson, Montesano High School: Danika plans to study nursing at Saint Martin’s University.   


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