Kelly’s Heroes recently awarded its annual Healthcare Scholarships to two deserving high school seniors. The annual awards recognize Steve Kelly’s great appreciation for the nurses who provided compassionate care during his cancer journey.
Two awards of $500 are presented to a student from Hightstown (N.J.) High School and Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, N.J. The HHS recipient is Amanda Szeles, a scholar-athlete who played on the school’s lacrosse team. Amanda plans to study nursing at Seton Hall University. The scholarship was presented by Linda Heller, a longtime friend of the Kelly family and an HHS teacher who is retiring following this school year.
At Notre Dame, the scholarship was awarded to Zoe Carpene, who will pursue a nursing degree at the University of Vermont. A dancer as well as an excellent student, Zoe earned a Presidential Scholarship at Vermont. Her award was presented by T.J. Drahuschak, last year’s Kelly’s Heroes scholarship recipient who is studying nursing at William Paterson University.