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[JUNE 12, 2006]  The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation recently awarded scholarships to seven local students who are preparing for careers in health care.

Heather Hill of Atlanta received a $1,000 scholarship to further her doctorate studies in physical therapy at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She is a 2003 graduate of Olympia High School and has already earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Ambrose.

Recent Lincoln College graduate Bobbi Green earned a $1,000 scholarship to begin studies at Mennonite College of Nursing this fall. After working as a registered nurse, she hopes to complete additional training to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist. She is a 2004 graduate of Lincoln Community High School and the daughter of Stephanie Sablotny and Brian Green.

Andrea Cross was awarded $500 to continue her nursing studies at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. The 2005 Hartsburg-Emden graduate is interested in surgical nursing. She is the daughter of Jay and Christy Cross of Emden.

Recent Mount Pulaski graduate Kim Oglesby was awarded $500 to begin pre-nursing studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Her goal is to become a family nurse practitioner. She is the daughter of Carl and Julie Oglesby of Lake Fork.

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Kylie Courtwright, a 2006 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, earned a $500 scholarship to begin nursing studies at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She is the daughter of Kevin and Nancy Courtwright of Broadwell.

Recent Illini Central graduate Alyse Schrick received a $500 scholarship to begin pre-pharmacy studies at Western Illinois University. Her mother is Chris Schrick of Green Valley.

A $500 scholarship was also awarded to Atlanta native Alicia Crabtree. She is a 2003 Olympia High School graduate and is studying at ISU's Mennonite School of Nursing. She has special interests in neonatal nursing and midwifery. She is the daughter of James Crabtree and Janice Garriott.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based general hospital serving the people of Logan and eastern Mason County. The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation was formed in 1996 to support the hospital and local health care needs. Contributions to the scholarship fund are welcome anytime. To learn more about this and other programs of the foundation, visit

[ALMH news release provided by Marty Ahrends, executive director of community development, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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