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FREDERICK, Md. (Sept. 6, 2005) - Ms. Stephanie Nestor of Frederick has been presented the 2005 Nurses Training Scholarship presented by Frederick/Carroll Voiture No. 155 of the Society of the Forty and Eight.

 

            The ceremony was conducted at the August Promenade held at Fort Detrick's Nallin Farm Pond. The presentation was made by Chef de Gare Sanford G. McGuire, Nurses Training co-chairmen James L. Mackley and Norman M. Covert, and Commissar Intendant Francis M. Marino.

 

            Ms. Nestor has begun her first full year in Frederick Community College's (FCC) two-year nursing curriculum. She expects to graduate in May 2007.

 

            She is a 1996 graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School and has attended FCC as a part-time student while she and her husband Chris rear their children Alexa, 6, and C.J., 4. 

 

            While in high school, Ms. Nestor worked at Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH). During her senior year she was enrolled in the nursing assistant program at Frederick County Career and Technology Center, where she earned her certification.  She later worked at Frederick Surgical Center and for a local physician.

 

    Providing scholarships to deserving nursing students is a national priority of La Societe, which is comprised locally of members of The American Legion from Frederick and Carroll counties. Its tradition comes from World War I when American soldiers were shipped to the front in French Railroad Boxcars, which held 40 men or 8 horses.

 

    VL155 awards one scholarship each year. Other recent winners include Patrick Keeling (FCC), full-time nurse at FMH; Ms. Heidi Browning (FCC), a full-time nurse at Carroll County Hospital; and Ms. Kathleen Harne (FCC), a full-time fire and rescue technician for Frederick County.

    Applications are accepted in the spring from students who have completed preliminary studies and will be enrolled in the specific undergraduate nursing curriculum at an area college or university.

Nursing Student Kathleen M. (Grady) Harne
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Nurses Training Chairman James L. (Buzz) Mackley (left) and Chef de Gare (Passe) Norman M. Covert

(Sept. 9, 2004)  Kathleen M. (Grady) Harne of Middletown has been selected as recipient of the $1,000 Nurses Training Scholarship for 2004 provided by Frederick/Carroll Voiture Locale 155, La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux.

 

The official presentation by Nurses Training Chairman James L. (Buzz) Mackley and Chef de Gare (passe) Norman M. Covert took place recently at Junior Fire Company No. 1, where Ms. Harne serves as a professional firefighter/emergency medical technician.

 

Providing scholarships to deserving nursing students is a national priority of La Societe, which is comprised of members of The American Legion from Frederick and Carroll counties. Its tradition comes from World War I when American soldiers were shipped to the front in French Railroad Boxcars, which held 40 men or 8 horses.

 

VL155 awards one scholarship each year. The 2002 and 2003 winner, Ms. Heidi Browning, was graduated in May from FCC and is a full-time nurse at Carroll County Hospital.

 

Ms. Harne has begun her second year at Frederick Community College’s Nursing School where she is a candidate to earn an Associates degree in nursing. She hopes to work as emergency medicine nurse.

 

She is daughter of the late Gerald J. Grady, a former U.S. Navy enlisted man who served aboard the nuclear missile submarine USS Sam Rayburn and later at Camp David. He died in 1996.

 

She was married this year to Brenton Harne. They live in Middletown.

 

Applications for the scholarship are solicited in the spring.

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NURSING SCHOLARSHIP.  Miss Heidi Browning has been named winner for the second year in a row of the annual $1,000.00 Nursing Training Scholarship presented by Frederick-Carroll Voiture Locale 155, La Societe des 40 et 8.  Flanking Miss Browning are Voyageur James L. (Buzz) Mackley (left) chairman of the scholarship committee, and Norman M. Covert, Chef de Gare of Voiture Locale 155.  Miss Browning, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Browning of Mount Airy, is in her final year at Carroll Community College where she has maintained a 4.0 average.  (Photo by V. Bill Holley)