Five area students receive academic scholarships

Five area students receive academic scholarships
Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center (SVVMC) and Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation recently awarded $4,000 in academic scholarships to area high school students.

Heather Walker, a graduate of Vermillion High School, and Genevieve Stalvig, a graduate of Elk Point-Jefferson High School, were each awarded a 2006 SVVMC and Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation Healthcare Career Scholarship.

Walker will major in pre-medicine in the fall of 2006 at The University of South Dakota. Her goal is to one day become a pediatrician. She is the daughter of Dr. Vicki and Lanny Walker of Vermillion.


Stalvig will major in biology at USD in the fall of 2006. Her plans are to attend medical school after she receives her bachelor's degree. She is the daughter of Deborah and Paul Stalvig of Elk Point.

The purpose of the SVVMC and Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation Healthcare Career Scholarship is to identify and retain outstanding Vermillion area students dedicated to furthering their education in a health related occupation at The University of South Dakota.

Patricia Merrigan and Kara Rasmussen, graduates of Vermillion High School, and Jenny Huether, a graduate of Gayville-Volin High School, were each awarded a 2006 SVVMC and Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation Employee Dependent Scholarship.

Merrigan plans to attend the University of Kansas at Lawrence to major in English and Spanish. She hopes to continue her education with a master's degree in journalism. She is the daughter of Nick and Mary Merrigan of Vermillion.

Rasmussen plans to attend Augustana College in Sioux Falls majoring in biology/pre-dentistry. She hopes to attend dental school at the University of Nebraska � Lincoln. She is the daughter of Ric and Kay Rasmussen of Vermillion.

Huether plans to attend USD to major in physical therapy. Upon completion of her degree, Huether hopes to work the local area. She is the daughter of Robin and Bill Huether of Volin.

The purpose of the SVVMC and Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation Employee Dependent Scholarship is to identify outstanding achievement on the part of employees' children who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education in a two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program.

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