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Cass Community Health Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors interested in health care

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (May 21, 2019) –  Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) has awarded $52,250 in scholarships to 40 students from the Cass County area planning to pursue careers in the health field.

Funding is made available through designated scholarship funds established by community donors to support local high school students.  

“It’s an honor to carry on the wishes of these donors who wanted to help educate future medical and nursing professionals through scholarship support,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said.

Scholarship recipients from Belton High School include Josie Cross, Tara Hartenbower, Sydney Morgan and Tashiara Nichols.

Scholarship recipients from Raymore-Peculiar High School include Taralyn Anderson, Alicia Atkinson, Sydney Booth, Gabrielle Brockman, Elaina Bruflat, Drake Butler, Magdalyn Carlson, Alyssa Cleveland, Bailey Crabtree, Cassidy Elrod, Katherine Fields, Hayden Foster, Bergan Hilger, Kayla Hughes, Katelynn Jungling, Sydney Malcom, Kamryn Martin, Kathryn McCauley, Makayla Mudd, Emma Newman, Wyatt Quest, Katelynne Schulze, Mackenzie Stucker, Savannah Taylor and Jordan Wright.

Other high school scholarship recipients include Briseida Chavez from Harrisonville High School, Julia Edmonds from Cass Midway High School, Andrew Forgette from Archie High School, Faith Harvey from Sherwood High School, Michelle Le from Grandview High School and Saylor Zurcher from Pleasant Hill High School.

Renewal scholarships were also awarded to students pursing nursing including Kathryn Hatfield, Leanne Cates, Joshua Coots, and Mason Pratt.

“We are excited to watch the journey these 40 scholarship recipients take to becoming health care professionals. They are an impressive group of students representing Cass County and the surrounding area,” Randazzo said.

CCHF provides scholarships to seniors from Archie, Belton, Cass Midway, Drexel, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Raymore-Peculiar, Sherwood Cass and Grandview High Schools interested in nursing or other health related degrees. Students should apply by March 1.

Click here for more information about CCHF’s scholarship program.