Kennewick, Wash. – The Trios Foundation announced its 2018-19 scholarship recipients and honored the Trios Auxiliary and Volunteers with the Jim Mokler Leadership and Service Award at its Annual Breakfast held February 21 at the Three Rivers Convention Center. More than 320 guests were in attendance and raised $25,338 to support women’s health screenings and the Foundation’s scholarship program.
Formed in 1955, the Trios Auxiliary and Volunteers were recognized for their steadfast support of Trios Health and the community. The group has raised money to support Foundation and hospital programs, including the Remembrance Garden, Camp Trios, equipment purchases, Pet Therapy Program, Music Therapy, and the capital campaign to build Southridge. Talented Auxiliary members make handcrafted gifts to sell; the Volunteers also run the Hospital’s gift shop. With 145 members, the Volunteers and Auxiliarians devoted 33,000 hours of service to the organization in 2017 alone.
Six scholarships totaling $12,000 were awarded to six local students pursuing degrees related to healthcare.
Area high school students, who will graduate in June, receiving scholarship awards include:
• Chloe Carr (Richland) – Sally Rutherford Scholarship Award, $3,000 from the
Trios Auxiliary. A senior at Hanford High School, she plans to study oncology.
• Anneka Walton (Richland) – $3,000. A senior at Hanford High School, Anneka
plans to attend Utah State University to study nutrition science.
• Dayne Ivarson (Pasco) – $1,000. He plans to pursue a career in cardio thoracic
• Ashlyn Small (Richland) – $2,000. She is in the nursing program at Columbia
• Kyler Welch (Richland) – $2,000. Kyler is attending Adams State University in
Colorado, pursuing a degree in surgery.
One college student also received a $1,000 scholarship to continue her education. Hanna Ownby of Pasco attends Columbia Basin College and plans to continue her studies at Washington State University-Tri-Cities to become a nurse practitioner. She a second-time scholarship recipient.
Attendees were also updated on the Trios Foundation 2017 fundraising results.The organization raised $772,684 for patient programs, services, and equipment including the Gartner Child Assistance Fund, Camp Trios, the Good Samaritan Program, the Hematology & Oncology Patient Support Fund, and Women’s Health Screenings.
Event sponsors included Cadwell Laboratories; DC Vending and Distribution; Payne West Insurance; Petersen Hastings Investments; Retter and Company, Sotheby’s International Realty; and the Trios Medical Staff.