For the 51st year, the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary on June 11 gave awards to health care students and volunteers.
The 16 health care scholarships and three student service awards totaled $16,000.
This year’s $1,000 Albrecht Scholarship recipient, Breanne Mordorski, is enrolled at Albert Einstein Medical School in Bronx, N.Y. A graduate of Forest Lake High School, Breanne is the daughter of Richard and Christine Mordorski of Forest Lake. She volunteered in the emergency department at Fairview Lakes Medical Center as a high school student.
The Albrecht family has sponsored a scholarship in memory of their father, Dr. Harold Albrecht, for seven years. Albrecht was the first chief of staff of the former Chisago Lakes Hospital, and his wife Joyce volunteered as a hospital hostess for 35 years.
The Hillesheim scholarship, honoring former District Memorial Hospital administrator Leah Hillesheim, is funded by the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary from money raised through the annual Bike, Walk, Run and Roll event.
Three local students received $1,000 Hillesheim scholarships.
Kathleen Dunsmore, daughter of Richard and Cynthia Dunsmore of Forest Lake, graduated this May from North Dakota State University in Fargo with a bachelor of science in microbiology. This fall she begins studies in the physician assistant program at Bethel University in St Paul.
Abigail Meyer of Wyoming, a 2013 Forest Lake High School graduate, plans to attend Winona State University to pursue a nursing degree. She is the daughter of Patricia Meyer.
Meyer was in the first EMT (emergency medical technician) class at the high school, a partnership with Fairview Lakes Medical Center that provided a clinical setting and exposure to emergency room patients. Abigail has already passed the national registry exam and is a full-fledged EMT.
Jeremy Reller, the son of Mark and Heidi Reller of Wyoming, is a 2013 graduate of Forest Lake High School. He plans to attend St. John’s University in Collegeville this fall and eventually complete a degree in pharmacy at the University of Minnesota.
Abigail Ament of Scandia received a Cindy Lynch Scholarship, given to adults returning to school. Abigail is attending National American University pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing. Since 2006 she has been employed at Rebecca’s Residence at Haven Chemical Health in Scandia, where she helps women who struggle with addiction.
The Cindy Lynch Scholarships are given in memory of a former nurse at District Memorial Hospital and Fairview Lakes Medical Center by her husband, Mike Lynch.
Abigail Nelson of Wyoming, the daughter of Brad and Cindy Nelson, received the $1,000 Elizabeth Ferguson Scholarship. This scholarship, awarded to a Chisago Lakes High School graduate, is funded by proceeds from the Lindstrom Loppet 5K. Nelson plans to attend Bethel University this fall to pursue a nursing degree.
The $1,000 Carl and Victoria Lindberg Scholarship was presented Jeannette Wallen of Wyoming. Wallen is a personal care attendant for Caring Professionals Homecare and also is working on a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The Lindberg family has sponsored this scholarship for 24 years in memory of Carl and Victoria, long-time Chisago Lakes residents.
The other scholarship winners were Amy Odendahl and Haley Schmidt of Pine City, Nicholas Sausen and Amanda Studt of North Branch, Amanda Angel of Taylors Falls, Laura Monson of Lindstrom, Denise Wolf of Mora, Allison Alldritt of Chisago City, Alexandra Madsen of North Branch.
Three students who have served as volunteers at Fairview Lakes Medical Center received the Donna Mathias Student Service Award to assist them in furthering their education. They were Brianna Boland, Jennifer Dobias and Marisa Heilig.