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Five High School Seniors Awarded Thompson Health Guild Scholarships


The Thompson Health Guild awarded scholarships to five 2024 college-bound seniors at its Annual Dinner this month.

Each $2,000 scholarship went to a recipient majoring in a health-related field who must complete their first college semester with the intent to continue in health care. The recipients were as follows:

Grace Davis of Canandaigua Academy is the recipient of the Gail D. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship. She will attend Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), pursuing a five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in the Physician Assistant program.

Johnathan Finewood of Midlakes High School is the recipient of the Phyllis Ehmann Memorial Scholarship. He has been accepted to SUNY Cortland, to study biology.

Jude Rischpater of Naples High School is the recipient of the Theresa Trembly Memorial Scholarship. In the fall he will be majoring in neuroscience at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Sean Spezzano of Livonia High School is the recipient of the Russell and Deborah L. Kimble Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in biochemistry.

Hailey Trank of Penn Yan Academy is the recipient of the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship. Trank will attend Nazareth University in Rochester, majoring in nursing.

The Thompson Health Guild is the auxiliary of UR Medicine Thompson Health, fundraising for the nonprofit organization to support capital campaigns; purchase medical equipment; and offer programs for hospital patients, nursing home residents, staff members, and community members. Presenting the scholarships is one of the Guild’s annual traditions.

Also during its annual meeting, which was held at Thompson’s independent living community of Ferris Hills at West Lake, the Guild presented the F.F. Thompson Foundation with $40,000 to support the health system.

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