Eighteen talented high school seniors from the Lakes and Central regions of New Hampshire are earning college credits this summer thanks to LRGHealthcare. A partnership between LRGHealthcare and Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) called “Summer Scholars” is now in its fifth year and provides a free course in Anatomy and Physiology to top students interested in pursuing a career in health care. The four credit college course is taught in a compressed summer schedule and can be applied to a community college program or transferred to other colleges and universities. LRGHealthcare underwrites the students’ costs for the course.
The Summer Scholars program, which introduces top local high school seniors to the basic sciences required for healthcare professions, was established as part of LRGHealthcare’s strategy to help ensure continued progress in addressing our region’s need for highly skilled health care workers.
Each high school in the LRCC service area is able to nominate two qualified students. Participating students this summer represent Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, and Laconia, Moultonborough Academy, Kingswood Regional, Prospect Mountain, and Winnisquam Regional high schools.
PHOTO: The 2012 LRGHealthcare and LRCC Summer Scholars from left to right: Katy Pilling, Tiffany Richards, Erica Gilson, Brooke Dame, Anthony Krivitsky, Brittany Manock, Mitchell Jurious, Rachel Davis, Abigail Harris (in back), Casandre Kimball, Samantha Cronin, Courtney Larabee and Brandon Bene (in back). LRCC Anatomy and Physiology Professor Nancy Mairorano stands to the right of the high school seniors selected to participate in the Summer Scholars program underwritten by LRGHealthcare. The program was developed to introduce top high school seniors to the health care profession.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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