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Scholarship announcement from Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation

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[JUNE 6, 2005]  Three area high school graduates who are committed to serving others through a career in health care have each received a $500 scholarship from the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation

Graduating seniors from Lincoln Community High School, Hartsburg-Emden, Olympia, Mount Pulaski, Illini Central and Delavan High School, as well as students attending Lincoln College, are eligible for the scholarships. Students must pursue health care-related studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the fall after receiving an ALHF scholarship.

Lindsey Skelton

LCHS grad Lindsey Ann Skelton will attend Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has already been accepted into the competitive dental hygiene degree program at SIUC and has job-shadowed dental hygienists at the dental office of William Todd Walker, D.D.M. Lindsey would like to work as a dental hygienist and then eventually teach her skills to others. She is the daughter of Rick and Rhonda Skelton of Lincoln.

Andrea Cross

Andrea Cross, a recent graduate of Hartsburg-Emden High School, will attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville this fall to study nursing. After earning a B.S.N., Andrea would like to work as a surgical nurse. She is the daughter of Jay and Christy Cross of Emden.

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Erica Wiemer

Illini Central graduate Erica Nadine Wiemer is the daughter of Frederick and Marla Wiemer of Easton. She will be attending the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign this fall. Erica’s goal is to become a physician practicing somewhere in the Midwest.

The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the community. Contributions to this fund are accepted at ALHF -- Healthcare Careers Scholarships, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656. To learn more about this program and the foundation, visit

[Provided by Marty Ahrends, executive director of community development, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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