WMH Auxiliary Announces Nursing Scholarship Winners

(Honesdale, June 20, 2024) …Honesdale High School Senior Cianna Tyler, Beach Lake, is the recipient of the 2024 Margaret and Ernest Lemnitzer Nursing Scholarship, awarded by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Tyler is very clear about her future goals, and that focus helped her win the more than $17,000 scholarship. She plans to attend Penn State/ Scranton to pursue a nursing career, and she has already taken steps in that direction.

“I currently work as a nurse aide at Wayne Memorial Hospital,” said Tyler, “and before that I was in Dietary Services at the hospital. Working there has helped me choose my path, and I’m very grateful for the scholarship.”

Diane Warden, chair of the Auxiliary’s Nursing Scholarship committee members, noted that “all of the nursing scholarship winners are really motivated and hard workers. It’s truly admirable to see that in young people.”

The Auxiliary also announced four recipients of the Alice Keen/Victoria T. Robinson Nursing Scholarships, each for $7,000:  Madeline Oyer/Delaware Valley High School; Taylor Maiocco/Western Wayne High School; Emily Matoushek/Forest City Regional High School; and Emily Sterner/Wallenpaupack Area High School. Sterner also received a $1,000 Allied Health Scholarship from Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The Margaret and Ernest Lemnitzer Scholarship Fund, administered by The Honesdale National Bank, is awarded annually to a Honesdale High School student who plans to pursue a career in nursing. The WMH Auxiliary Nursing Committee, comprised of Warden, Janice Pettinato, Eve Skier and Diane Popovich, with input from Barb Cuffe, solicits candidates from area high schools each year.

Photo, left to right: Charlie Curtin, VP, Trust Officer, The Honesdale National Bank; Diane Warden; Cianna Tyler; Paul Meagher, Co-Trustee of the Margaret and Ernest Lemnitzer Trust Fund.