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Winthrop-University Hospital’s Sports Medicine Program Presents 10 College Scholarships to Local High School Athletes
Date
July 19, 2016
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Mineola, NY – For the past four years, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Sports Medicine Program has provided athletic trainers for local high school sport teams and last year, awarded scholarships to students at seven different high schools. Winthrop’s scholarship program has grown, and this year they partnered with 10 high schools including Garden City High School; Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School; South Side High School in Rockville Centre; East Meadow and W.T. Clarke High School in East Meadow; MacArthur, Island Trees and Division Avenue High School in Levittown; Herricks High School in New Hyde Park; and Hempstead High School in Hempstead.

“We are excited about the growth of our program and the opportunity to provide athletic trainers to these districts. It’s very rewarding to give back to the community by honoring a student that will be following their dreams in the field of medicine or an allied field,” said Stephen Wirth, PT, Administrative Director of Sports Medicine at Winthrop.

Senior students from the partnering high schools who were applying to a college program in healthcare or a related field and had a GPA of 3.0 or higher were eligible. As part of the application process, students were asked to submit an essay supporting why they should be selected and explaining how athletics has been a part of their goals for future contributions in healthcare. All applications were reviewed by the Winthrop Sports Medicine Committee. One student from each of the partnering high schools was then selected to receive a $500 scholarship.

The winners are as follows: Kerry McCarraher from Garden City; Harrison Kravis from South Side; Nicholas Mueller from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK; Kelsey McKillop from East Meadow; Dana Stokum from W.T. Clarke; Philip Razza from MacArthur; Anthony Anzano from Division Avenue; Maggie Hastings from Island Trees; Alexandra Vespe from Herricks; and Aaron Duncan from Hempstead.

“We congratulate all the scholarship recipients and are looking forward to next year’s applications,” said Mr. Wirth.

To learn more about the athletic training program and future scholarship opportunities, please call Winthrop Sports Medicine at (516) 663-1054.