Valley Health Services awards scholarship

Samantha Raymo, a West Canada Valley High School graduate, was recently awarded the Valley Health Services’ 2019 Healthcare Scholarship of $500.

From a young age, Raymo was known as “Nurse Sammy,” as she always strived to help others. She began working at VHS in her junior year of high school as a resident assistant, and soon realized nursing was the field she aspired to study.

Raymo started her certified nurse assistant training in Valley Health Services’ July class. While in her senior year of high school, Raymo participated in an internship at Bassett Healthcare, Herkimer, in the adult primary care unit.

VHS awards a scholarship annually to a senior graduating from a high school located in Herkimer County and planning to pursue higher education in a field employable by a nursing home. Raymo will attend SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s 1+2+1 nursing program, in partnership with St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, while continuing to work at VHS.

Photo: Raymo