MANCHESTER, Iowa -- Three area graduates have received $750 scholarships from Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

  • Christopher La Rosa, a 2020 West Delaware High School graduate, is attending the University of Iowa, as he begins his studies in biology (pre-med) to become a heart surgeon.
  • Paige McDermott, a 2020 Beckman Catholic High School graduate, is attending the University of Northern Iowa, where she is studying nursing through the UNI/Allen program to become a pediatric oncology nurse.
  • Erika Supple, a 2020 Maquoketa Valley High School graduate, is attending Northeast Iowa Community College, enrolled in the nursing program.

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The auxiliary annually awards scholarships to area residents pursuing an education at an Iowa college in a health-related field.

Selection is based on academic record, financial need and participation in extracurricular and community activities.