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Carlinville Hospital Auxiliary Recognizes Scholarship Winners

The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary presented two $1,000 scholarships to Shelby Geisler, Gillespie High School and Olivia Thoroman, North Mac High School; during their May 9th meeting. A total of 17 Macoupin county high school students applied for the scholarship. Scholarship program leader Karen Lanzerotte introduced the two winners to the 45 Auxiliary members and guests at the dinner. 


Both, Shelby Geisler and Olivia Thoroman, have chosen nursing as their career in medicine. Thoroman said, “Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to be in a profession where I can help others.” Shelby Geisler and Olivia Thoroman plan to attend Illinois State University in Normal, IL this fall to pursue nursing.


Each recipient will receive an initial payment of $500 this fall, followed by an additional $500 during the second semester if they have an established a 3.0 grade point average during the first semester.


“Shelby and Olivia both had outstanding credentials. They had high GPAs that ranked them righty at the top of their respective senior classes, impressive lists of academic, extracurricular, and community-service activities, and the nicely written essays that they read for us at our dinner meeting,” said Lanzerotte.


Applicants for the 2024 scholarships will be available at all Macoupin County high schools at the start of this year’s fall semester. The awards will be announced Spring 2024. 

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