A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary has announced the recipients of the 2019 Joanne Burdick Scholarship, awarded annually to two area high school graduates who are pursuing majors in the health care field, one of which must declare a major in nursing.

According to a press release, Siarra Goodhue, a recent Oneonta High School graduate is one of the scholarship recipients and will be entering a five-year physician assistant program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The other recipient is Jessica Roe who is a recent Charlotte Valley Central School graduate and she will be attending SUNY Delhi to pursue a career in nursing. The students were honored at a reception on July 30 in the flower gardens of A.O. Fox Nursing Home.

The scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of Joanne Burdick, now the former director of volunteer services at A.O. Fox Hospital. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two area high school graduates who are pursuing majors in the health care field. Since the formation of the scholarship, the A.O. Fox Auxiliary has awarded a total of $98,000 to 49 students, made entirely possible by volunteer work.