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.
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.