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Women can try welding at free workshop

Olympic College Shelton hosts a free “Women in Welding” workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the campus at 937 West Alpine Way.

Attendees can try welding and create a metal rose. Students must be 18 and older to register. The workshop includes all the welding materials, instruction and lunch. For more information or to register, call 360-475-7480 or [email protected] You can also register at

Hospital Auxiliary awards 17 scholarships

Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Auxiliary Chapter awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 17 recipients.

The award winners include six high school students, eight Mason Health employees and three renewal applicants.

The six graduating high school seniors each received $1,000:

■ Shelton High School student Marissa Deemer, 18, will study at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

■ Shelton High School student Eryka Delgado-Hernandez, 17, plans to study at South Puget Sound Community College to become a labor and delivery nurse.

■ North Mason High School student Abigail Green, 18, plans to attend Olympic College to study diagnostic medical sonography.

■ Shelton High School student Sarah Jacoby, 17, will study sports medicine at Washington State University.

■ Shelton High School student Faith Linthicum, 17, plans to study at Saint Martin’s University in Olympia to pursue a major in biology and a minor in public health to become a neurologist.

■ Shelton High School student Helday Zacarias, 18, plans to pursue a nursing degree at Saint Martin’s University.

The renewal scholarships for past scholarship winners are:

■ Ian Frost was awarded $2,000 to continue his veterinary studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Frost was first awarded an Auxiliary scholarship in 2018, and received renewals in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

■ Cristal Resendiz-Ramos was awarded $2,000 to continue her education at Washington State University, where she is studying psychology. She was awarded scholarships in 2020 and 2021.

■ Mason Health employee Chloe Wilder, MA-C, received a renewal scholarship of $1,000 to continue her pursuit of a nursing degree at South Sound Community College. She received Auxiliary scholarships in 2020 and 2021.

Eight Mason Health employees received $500 scholarships:

■ Jennifer Bronk, HIM clerk, plans to study at Hutchinson Community College for her Registered Health Information Technician certification.

■ Yvonne Edwards, MA-C, is working on her master of social work and is studying psychology at The Evergreen State College in Olympia.

■ Melissa Lawhorn, surgical technician, plans to study to become a registered nurse.

■ Shelby Powell, certified nursing Assistant, plans to study to become a registered nurse.

■ Julia Solano-Martinez, patient access specialist, plans to study to become a registered nurse.

■ Ian Strozyk, radiologic tech aide, plans to study to become an X-ray technician.

■ Amanda Wells, certified nursing assistant, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in nursing.

■ Jordan Willis, radiologic tech aide, plans to study at Grand Canyon University to become a certified occupational therapist.

The Mason General Hospital Foundation Auxiliary is a chapter of the Mason General Hospital Foundation. The Auxiliary supports and staffs the MGHF Gift Shop inside Mason General Hospital, and proceeds go to scholarships for students entering medical professions.

Mary M. Knight offers free meals to summer attendees

The Mary M. Knight School District is offering free meals to any child 18 or younger enrolled at its summer school or Owl Camp 2022. For more information, call 360-426-6767, ext. 101.


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