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Publish Date: 08/09/00
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Mason High School Graduates Earn Holmes Science Scholarship

Cincinnati--Jessica Manning and Brett Ferguson, graduating seniors from Mason High School, each received a $500 Christian R. Holmes Science Scholarship from the ear, nose and throat physicians practice affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

The scholarship is named in tribute to Christian R. Holmes, MD, who pioneered the concept of a teaching hospital affiliated with a medical school here in Cincinnati. Holmes earned his medical degree in 1886 with a special interest in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. He also played a significant role in establishing the Department of Otolaryngology at the UC Medical Center and served as Dean of the College of Medicine from 1914-1919.

According to Keith Wilson, MD, director of outreach and patient care services for University ear, nose and throat specialists, "The awarding of these scholarships is in appreciation of the support we have received from the Mason community. It is our hope that the scholarships will encourage recipients to pursue their dreams and aspirations."

Manning, daughter of Guy and Kristine Manning, will be attending Capital University in the fall and will be studying biology. Ferguson, son of Sherry Ferguson, will be a pre-med major at the University of Michigan.

Recipients of the Holmes scholarship were nominated by their science teachers and chosen based on their interest, aptitude and academic excellence in the sciences. The scholarship, first awarded this year, will continue to be granted annually to one or more outstanding students in the sciences at Mason High School. The selection committee was comprised of the Mason High School Science Department and guidance counselor, as well as physicians from University ear, nose and throat specialists.

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