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Local high school students receive Sanderson Memorial Scholarship

The children of two Jefferson Health employees have been named recipients of the annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and interest in a career in health care. The scholarship is named in honor of Sarah Sanderson, an original board member of what was then Kennedy Health. Sanderson generously donated funds to promote continuing health education for promising young students.

Anjuli Nair

Anjuli Nairof Mickleton, daughter of Mai Nair, a certified respiratory therapist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Anjuli graduated from Kingsway Regional High School in June and will attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she will study cell biology and neuroscience. Anjuli, a Gloucester County All-Star for Academic Excellence, served as president of the Physics Club and the World Cultures Club, and was a member of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Academy and Model United Nations. She graduated in the top five of her class.

Karissa Coleman

Karissa Coleman, Erial, daughter of Tracy Coleman, a nurse manager at the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital emergency department. Karissa graduated from Timber Creek Regional High School in June as valedictorian and will study biology at Kings College in Wilkes Barres, Pennsylvania. Karissa, who played four years on the varsity soccer team, won the Tri-County Scholar Athlete Award and was twice named second-team All-Conference. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the Science Honor Society and the Interact Club.