OMC Auxiliary Awards $9,900 in Scholarships

OMC Auxiliary Awards $9,900 in Scholarships

OMC Auxiliary Awards $9,900 in Scholarships

PORT ANGELES  (August 6, 2020) – The OMC Auxiliary awarded three, $3,300 scholarships to local students this summer. Scholarships went to Abigail Berry of Sequim, Bailey Powers of Forks, and Dena Houser of Sequim. The scholarship amounts were increased by $1,300 in 2020.

The OMC Auxiliary scholarship program has awarded $59,900 in scholarships since 2009, all from monies raised by various parts of the OMC Auxiliary and volunteer program.

Berry is a fifth generation Sequim resident who graduated in 2013 as valedictorian of Sequim High School. She completed her undergraduate education in the Honors program at Gonzaga University, graduating in 2017 with Cum Laude distinction. She is currently finishing her second year in medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Powers graduated in 2017 as a Running Start student at Forks High School and Peninsula College. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2019. She is currently a first-year PharmD student at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Spokane.

Houser has lived in Sequim since 2008. She has worked in home health and completed the nursing assistant program. She currently works at the OMP Orthopaedic Clinic. She also attends Peninsula College taking pre-nursing requirements, and will begin the Nursing Program at Peninsula College in the Fall of 2020.

The OMC Auxiliary received 12 applications for the scholarship.

“Our application process is competitive and thorough,” says Patty Glennon, chair of the Auxiliary scholarship committee. “I would further like to thank Sandy Hutter, Auxiliary member, for her due diligence and work to determine this year’s awardees. We had a difficult task selecting this year’s awardees as all are deserving, but we are pleased we are able to support these three outstanding individuals in their education.