---- — LONDONDERRY— Derry Medical Center/Londonderry Family Practice recently announced the 2013 recipients of its annual high school scholarships.
A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one deserving senior from each of four area high schools, who is graduating in the top 25 percent of his or her class, and who intends to pursue a career in a medically related profession.
The scholarship program strives to recognize not only the academic success of the recipients, but also their dedication, compassion and willingness to help others in their chosen health profession.
The scholarship has distributed $26,000 since its inception in 2006 to help students pursue their professional aspirations and experience the reward of making a difference in people’s lives.
The participating high schools include Londonderry High School, Pinkerton Academy, Windham High School and Salem High School. Applications for the scholarship are available each year from the guidance offices at each school.
The winning students for 2013 are: Andrew Beliveau (Londonderry High School), attending Saint Anselm College, majoring in biology in a pre-med track; Asama Lekbua (Pinkerton High School), attending Northeastern University, majoring in behavioral neuroscience; Samantha Hutchins (Salem High School) attending State University at Albany, majoring in human biology in a pre-med track; and Kelly Martin (Windham High School), attending University of Massachusetts at Lowell, majoring in nursing.
The physician partners of Derry Medical Center and Londonderry Family Practice are deeply rooted in the local community and take great pride and interest in helping future health care providers from the community achieve their career goals. They look forward to continuing the scholarship program for many years to come.