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Published on July 03, 2013

Youth Volunteers Earn Scholarships from Asante Three Rivers Auxiliary

Andrew Schoenborn and Hannah Wiley

(l-r) Andrew Schoenborn and Hannah Wiley

The Asante Three Rivers Medical Center auxiliary has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to students participating in the hospital’s youth volunteer program.

The scholarships were presented to Andrew Schoenborn and Hannah Wiley at the annual auxiliary meeting at the Grants Pass Golf Club on June 10. Scholarships were awarded based on the student’s grade point average, financial needs, hospital work experience, community service, and a personal essay.

Andrew Schoenborn is a graduate of North Valley High and has been accepted to Whitman College, majoring in biochemistry/psychology. “I feel as though being a volunteer at the hospital has really helped to solidify my desire to pursue a career in the medical field. It has given me insight on what the day-today life is, and an opportunity to talk with people who are already in their career,” Andrew said.

Schoenborn’s extracurricular activities include drama, forensics, track, Academic Challenge, National Honors Society, Interact Club, Brain Bowl, and Jefferson State Scavenger Hunt. In addition to his volunteer work at Asante Three Rivers, he has spent many hours providing child care at a church and working at “Art Along the Rogue.” He also worked as a leadership camp counselor and games coordinator at College Dreams: Rotary Camp.

Hannah Wiley attended high school through the Academy of Home Education via Bob Jones University, which she will be attending.

“Volunteering has helped me grow as a person and realize that the needs of others are more important than my own. I am very thankful that God has given me the opportunity to pour my life into others’ lives.

Wiley’s extracurricular activities include child care, martial arts, and teaching Sunday school. Hannah began martial arts in the sixth grade and has earned a brown belt. She also enjoys working during the summer at a local plant nursery, to fuel her love of being outdoors.

This junior volunteer program, headed by Linda Lamoreau, is open to students interested in healthcare as a vocation. Their work directly benefits Asante Three Rivers, but more importantly, it allows the students to get a better understanding of healthcare work and some perspective on how it might fit their life.  It provides students hands-on experience in various areas, including patient care if authorized by the patient.  Students are able to witness many aspects of the medical field, from washing wounds to watching surgeries. 

For more information about being a youth volunteer, please contact Linda Lamoreau at 541-955-5417

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