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Oct. 30, 2007

UI Hospitals and Clinics volunteers award scholarships

Thirteen graduating high school seniors who volunteered more than 100 hours at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City received scholarships from Volunteer Services in recognition of their outstanding commitment to service.

Scholarship amounts are based on total hours of volunteer contributions and are funded by volunteer earnings from Wild Rose Gifts, the Fourth Floor Salon, Rooftop Café, and hospitality carts at Iowa's only comprehensive academic health care center.

Amanda Laffoon is this year's recipient of the Guy L. Harris Memorial scholarship, which recognizes the high school student volunteer accumulating the most hours of volunteer service. This special scholarship is made possible from contributions in memory of lifetime volunteer Guy Harris.

Following are the students honored for their commitment, listed by name, their high school, and the college or university they plan to attend:

Jeffrey Chenhall; Iowa City West High School; University of Michigan

Megan Clarke; North Cedar High School; Kirkwood Community College

Nicole Havran; Benton Community High School; Coe College

Stephanie Kim; Iowa City West High School; University of Pennsylvania

Amanda Laffoon; Iowa City West High School; Kirkwood Community College

Alexandra Letuchy; Iowa City West High School; Northwestern University

Amanda Murphy; Iowa City High School; Kirkwood Community College

Anita Rao; Iowa City West High School; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Andrea Schubert; Iowa City West High School; University of Iowa

Subha Subramanian; Iowa City West High School; Brown University

Erika Vijh; Iowa City West High School; University of Michigan

Kymberly Ward; Kirkwood Learning; Kirkwood Community College

Lujia Zhang; Iowa City West High School; Washington University

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.