AVHS Announces Scholarship Awards

Six Local High School Students Named as Recipients

Meade, KS, – May 11, 2022 Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS), a local non-profit organization healthcare system in Meade, Kansas, announced its six recipients for its first-ever Healthcare Scholarship Award for the 2021-2022 school year.

Artesian Valley Health System is committed to assisting our community’s upcoming generation in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Therefore, AVHS offered six scholarships to seniors from area high schools: Meade, South Gray, and Southwestern Heights. Applicants had to be graduating students at Fowler, Meade, South Gray, or Southwestern Heights High School and planning to major in a healthcare field. In addition, they were required to verify an official copy of their High School transcript, an essay, a resume of extracurricular activities and awards, and two letters of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor and a non-family member. All applicants were remarkably worthy and high performers in academics, community service, extracurricular activities, honors, and special recognitions. The AVHS Healthcare Scholarship recipients are:

Meade High School: Melia Christine Friesen, Exercise Science towards a Physical Therapy Path at Taylor University; and Meagan Danyele Reimer, Nursing at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

South Gray High School: Attison Renae Clark, Communication Sciences and Disorders at Fort Hays State University; and Corrin Elise Helm, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Kansas.

Southwestern Heights High School: Sydne Ryinne Underwood, Pre-Medicine at the University of Kansas; and Dianna Olvera, Biology at McPherson College.

AVHS is committed and excited to continue offering the Artesian Valley Health System Healthcare Scholarship in the coming years.

Artesian Valley Health System is a local non-profit organization in Meade, Kansas, and serves the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities through Meade District Hospital, Meade, Montezuma, Plains Rural Health Clinics, and Lone Tree Retirement Center. To learn more about Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS), visit our website at www.avhealthsystem.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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