Health care field is Alter recipients' goal

By Hank Lohmeyer

Health care field is Alter recipients' goal | Scholarship, CHS

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Shown are Tom Alter Scholarship award recipients and their mothers: from left, Brenda Jenkins and scholarship recipient Amber Jenkins; scholarship recipient Angela Saenz and her mother Rosa.

The two recipients of the 2016 Tom Alter Scholarship, both aiming for careers in health care, were entertained at a luncheon in their honor at RJ's Steakhouse on May 28.

The two graduating seniors from Cedaredge High School named as recipients of the twin $10,000 awards were Amber Jenkins and Angela Saenz.

Two members of the scholarship award selection committee, Joan Chambers and Rhoda Carignan, hosted the luncheon for the scholarship winners and their mothers. A CHS graduate, Rachel Latta, now attending CSU, also served on the selection committee. School counseling office administrator Lynne Sederstrom also attended the luncheon.

Both of the two young women are planning to pursue careers in the health care field. Jenkins is considering several options and has expressed an interest in neuro science. Saenz has her goals set on becoming a nurse practitioner and perhaps one day having a medical clinic in a rural area that is underserved with health care services.

Tom and Cindy Alter moved from Cedaredge last year, but their dedication to the community through award of the two annual scholarships continues. Chambers said this is the eighth year of the Alter Scholarship awards.