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Holzer hosts annual science awards

Gallipolis — Holzer Clinic recently held its 26th annual High School Science Awards Banquet to honor outstanding science graduates from 28 area high schools.

The Clinic hosted the scholars, their parents and school representatives and presented each student with a certificate, monetary award, and picture frame.

A representative from each high school was also presented a check to further their efforts in the Science Programs.

The Science Awards Program encompasses high schools from Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Lawrence and Vinton Counties in Ohio; and Mason County in West Virginia.

Holzer Clinic Chief Executive Officer, G. Patrick Connors served as Master of Ceremonies and delivered the introductory remarks. Wayne Munro, MD, President of Holzer Clinic, outlined the history of the Science Awards Program. Dr. Munro commented, “the Clinic sees the Science Awards as an opportunity to give back to the community and formally recognize the achievements of our students and educational systems.” The Science Awards Program honors a student selected by the high school based on outstanding achievement in science and a desire to pursue a higher education.

The featured speaker for the program was Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Open Heart Program, John Perry, MD.

Dr. Perry practices medicine at the Holzer Cardiovascular Institute.