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WestCare Foundation Honors Local Students

Pictured, left to right, are: Jonathan Bridley, graduate of Smoky Mountain High School; Mellanie Parton, of Swain Middle School; Madeline Carter, of Smokey Mountain Elementary School; Kimberly Mason, graduate of Swain County High School; Eva Palacios-Poxtan, of Cullowhee Valley Elementary School; Adele Gurevich; and Morgan Carpenter, of Scotts Creek Elementary School

 
Pictured, left to right, are: Jonathan Bridley, graduate of Smoky Mountain High School; Mellanie Parton, of Swain Middle School; Madeline Carter, of Smokey Mountain Elementary School; Kimberly Mason, graduate of Swain County High School; Eva Palacios-Poxtan, of Cullowhee Valley Elementary School; Adele Gurevich; and Morgan Carpenter, of Scotts Creek Elementary School

MedWest’s WestCare Foundation recently honored 7 students from schools in Jackson and Swain counties with the Anne and Robert Landsman Fund Award. Students are nominated by their school’s guidance counselors and must meet criteria set by former teacher Adele Gurevich, daughter of Anne and Robert Landsman, who established the Landsman Fund through the WestCare Foundation. Gurevich selects students who are not typically recognized in an academic setting, and who have overcome personal obstacles to achieve academic success. The award consists of a commemorative certificate and a monetary prize. The WestCare Foundation is a non-profit committee of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital that raises and allocates funds for benefit programs and services of MedWest. The primary goal of the Foundation is to garner financial support that directly benefits the community through the provision of quality local healthcare. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, call (828) 631-8924.