Several area students who are pursuing higher education in the field of medicine were recently awarded $2,000 scholarships from the Good Shepherd Medical Center Auxiliary.

Eligible applicants must have already successfully completed at least one year of study and their home residence must be within the areas served by Good Shepherd Health Care System. Recipients from Hermiston, including their field of study, are Briana Wolfe, pharmacy; Kaira Ludwig, nursing; and Vanessa Stackhouse, diagnostic imaging/X-ray. Students from Stanfield, who are both pursuing a master’s degree, are Elizabeth Sperr, healthcare and organization leadership; and Tina Goff, nursing leadership and management.

The hospital auxiliary raises money through sales at the Good Shepherd gift shop and other fundraisers, including bake sales, book sales and miscellaneous merchandise sales. For more information about the auxiliary, call the director of volunteer services at 541-667-3690 or stop by the gift shop at Good Shepherd, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.

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