June 12, 2018
William Newton Healthcare Foundation Awards Scholarships
William Newton Healthcare Foundation awarded five scholarships to graduating seniors of Winfield High School at senior honors night held May 9 at Evans Hawk Auditorium.
Annika Morris, director of the William Newton Healthcare Foundation, presented the scholarships with Dr. Todd Peters, vice president of the foundation board of directors.
“Many of the applicants have spent time at William Newton Hospital shadowing caregivers,” Morris said. “It is our hope as these bright students move forward in their healthcare careers they remember the quality care witnessed firsthand here at WNH.”
The students honored are pursuing careers in healthcare and have actively participated in the local chapter of Health Occupation Students of America. These students work directly at William Newton Hospital and in other medical settings to gain a deeper understanding of the work of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other practitioners in the field of medicine.
During the scholarship interview process, these students showed strong merit deemed necessary in a healthcare profession.
Derek Bryant plans to attend Oklahoma City University to pursue a degree in biology. He volunteered at William Newton Hospital in numerous departments and worked at Winfield Family Optometry during high school.
Annie Kaufman plans to attend the University of Kansas. Her goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree and then apply to medical school by her junior year. During high school, Kaufman worked at Winfield Medical Arts as a medical assistant.
Joining the pre-medicine program at Rockhurst University is Sadie Revell. She also plans to minor in Spanish and play golf. Revell interned at Winfield Surgery and Services during high school.
Hannah Seidel will be seeking a nursing degree at Emporia State University. She was employed at Watkins Family Dental during high school.
With the end goal of becoming a trauma surgeon, Calvin Stockton will be joining the Cowley College paramedic program. During high school, Stockton shadowed Winfield Fire/EMS and also worked there while earning his EMT certification.
The total amount of scholarships awarded this year was $4,250. Since 2011, the foundation has awarded $21,500 to HOSA students as well as numerous scholarships to continuing education for William Newton Hospital nurses.
Donations to the scholarship fund are always welcomed and appreciated. Gifts help make it possible for local students to pursue careers in healthcare. To make a contribution, please contact the foundation office at 620.222.6276.
William Newton Healthcare Foundation awards scholarships to five participants of Winfield High School’s Health Occupation Students of America program at senior honors night. From left is student Derek Bryant, William Newton Healthcare Foundation Director Annika Morris, student Sadie Revell, William Newton Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors Vice President Dr. Todd Peters, student Hannah Seidel, and student Annie Kauffman (not pictured Calvin Stockton).