WILMINGTON — Clinton Memorial Hospital awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to an East Clinton graduate this week.
The scholarship, which is funded through events hosted by CMH’s employee engagement board and awarded annually to family members of CMH employees, was awarded this year to Michael Daniel.
Michael, a graduate of East Clinton High School, was selected in a blind review process by the scholarship committee for his demonstrated leadership, drive, and academic success.
Michael’s mother, Stacey Daniel, is an RN at CMH. Michael plans on attending the University of Dayton, where he will study nursing.
Lance Beus, CEO of CMH, praised Michael for his high school accomplishments and spoke to the importance of offering the scholarship each year:
“Michael was selected by this year’s Scholarship Selection Committee based not only on his academic accomplishments, but on his evidenced personal growth and maturity,” said Beus. “In his application essay, he shared a story of those little moments that were actually a lot bigger and more meaningful, and reflected on some of his more important, non-academic life lessons.
“We’re honored to present him with this well-deserved scholarship. Our employees are like family, and we know how exciting — and stressful — it is when you send your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews off to college. CMH started offering the scholarship as a way of honoring our employees as they support family members in furthering education, and we’re proud to continue the tradition this year.”