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Medical staff awards scholarships

TYRONE — The Tyrone Regional Health Network medical staff has awarded scholarships to Nicholas Light and Brianna Foy, students from Tyrone Area High School’s 2020 graduating class.

The Tyrone Regional Health Network medical staff awards a scholarship annually to one or more seniors at Tyrone Area High School who will pursue a health care profession.

Kishor Patel, M.D., president of the TRHN medical staff, said “We are pleased to provide some support to local students who choose healthcare as a career path. Mr. Light, Ms. Foy and other students pursuing healthcare careers will be filling a very real need as members of the next generation of healthcare professionals.”

Light will study kinesiology at Penn State Altoona.

Light said his mother has worked in the healthcare field her entire life and that stirred his interest in healthcare. He joined the Health Occupations Technology Program his sophomore year. After two years of study in the program, he was then able to shadow during his third year.

During high school, Light was a member of the National Honor Society. His extracurricular activities included the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and the TAHS baseball and cross-country teams.

His baseball team donated their time to clean up the ball field and get everything ready for the season.

Foy will pursue a nursing career and will attend the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford.

Foy said her mother is a nurse. “I really look up to my mom and that inspired me to want to become a nurse.” As part of her high school educational program, Foy participated in the Health Occupations Technology Program. Part of her experience in the program included spending time at Tyrone Hospital working with and assisting hospital staff.

Foy was a member of the Health Occupation Students of America and the National Honor Society. Her extracurricular activities included volleyball and track and field.

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