Sims, Barger, awarded Wilderness Post scholarships | Community

ELK CITY – Wilderness Post 8311 Auxiliary recently announced the winners of our annual scholarship for students from our local communities. Members of the Post said they were “proud to report that we were able to play a small part in the professional success of these two individuals.”

Kortney Sims received a $1,500 scholarship. She is currently a sophomore in the School of Speech Language Hearing and Occupational Sciences at the University of Montana, where she is studying to become a speech-language pathologist. Kortney has committed to do a thesis on how cognition, such as memory, attention, and executive functioning, impacts a patient’s abilities to make language-based gains during a program. comprehensive intensive aphasia (ICAP). Sims is a clinical student in the Big Sky Aphasia Summer 2022 ICAP program. Throughout her first year of graduate school, she had many learning opportunities, both in the classroom and in the community. To highlight a few, his favorite moments include attending the first teen concussion clinic, attending the Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fall 2021 Conference, attending a hearing screening day in a kindergarten, participating in emergency response SIM-MT training and providing countless hours of clinical treatment to patients. Sims said she looks forward to graduating from the University in May 2023.

Camden Barger received a $1,000 scholarship. She is currently looking forward to the fall semester at Lewiston Clark State College and playing basketball for them. When she started high school, she set herself the goal of being top of her class. To achieve this goal, she enrolled early for advanced class internships. She successfully completed the course criteria for STEM and reached nationals in both her junior and senior year with Idaho State. Additionally, he has received state-level HOSA awards and earned a state diploma in FFA. As Barger achieved the educational goals she set for herself, she was also able to achieve her goals in sports, including all-state basketball and softball conferences, female athlete of the year; and made the Northwest Hall of Fame as well as Volleyball MVP. Her degree goals are in biology with a minor in business administration. Currently, she hopes to work in the dental industry. She hopes to finish her studies and be part of a small community.

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