From staff reports
The BHS Clarion Hospital Foundation awarded seven scholarships to area students pursuing education in the medical field.
Abbey Barron, Nicholas Cherico, Regan Husted, Kaylee LaVan, Dominika Logue, Ryley Pago and Damon Weaver were selected by committee members to be the 2022 recipients of the scholarships. Each award is worth $1,000.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must be a graduate or future graduate of a Clarion County high school, be accepted into a school of post-secondary health care education, have a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent in the final three years of high school, and plan to pursue higher education in a medical related field.
Barron is a 2022 graduate of North Clarion High School, where she was president of the Junior Historians, Student Council and National Honor Society. She also was class treasurer.
Barron has been accepted to the University of Utah, where she plans to pursue a career as a physician.
Nicholas Cherico was awarded the Dr. John L. Johnston Memorial Scholarship.
Cherico is a 2018 graduate of Clarion Area High School and a 2022 graduate of Duquesne University. He is a member of the Duquesne University Health Professions Society, a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society, and president of the Student Health Advisory Council.
Cherico has peer reviewed student research publication proposals, acted as a team leader for freshman orientation and was also a resident assistant. He has been active in multiple community service projects throughout the years. He was accepted into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he will continue to pursue his career as a physician.
Regan Husted was awarded the Fran Shope Memorial Scholarship.
Husted is a 2022 graduate from Clarion-Limestone High School. During her high school years, Husted was treasurer of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Society. She was also a member of the Red Cross Club and volunteers at the Limestone fire hall.
Husted will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she will pursue a career in nursing.
Kaylee LaVan was awarded the Fran Shope Memorial Scholarship.
LaVan has been accepted to Clarion University, where she will pursue a career in nursing.
Dominika Logue was awarded the Joseph and Helen Miller Scholarship.
Logue is a 2022 graduate of Union High School, where she was class president for four years and a leader in various clubs including Student Council president, Prom Committee president, Language Club secretary, Sports Club president, Volleyball Club president, Basketball Club president, and was also involved in the Health & Wellness Committee.
She participated in and achieved numerous honors in volleyball, basketball, track and field, and Rising Stars AAU Basketball. She also has been involved in various community service projects.
Logue plans to attend Clarion University, where she will pursue a career as a physician.
Ryley Pago was awarded the Joseph and Helen Miller Memorial Scholarship.
Pago is a 2022 graduate of Redbank Valley High School. At Redbank, she was captain of the volleyball team and involved in track and field. She also has participated in several community service projects including helping to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to families in need.
Pago plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she will pursue a career in radiology.
Damon Weaver was awarded the John E. Brooks Memorial Scholarship.
Weaver is a 2022 graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School.
He was a participant in the Allied Health Science program at the Clarion County Career Center, and served as treasurer of the high school marching band.
Weaver will pursue a degree in nursing at Clarion University.