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News Education WestCare Foundation honors Landsman Fund Award winners

Landsman Fund Award winners pictured (L-R) are Jonathan Bridley, graduate of Smoky Mountain High School; Mellanie Parton, graduate of Swain Middle School; Madeline Carter, graduate of Smokey Mountain Elementary School; Kimberly Mason, graduate of Swain County High School; Eva Palacios-Poxtan, graduate of Cullowhee Valley Elementary School; Adele Gurevich; and Morgan Carpenter, graduate of Scotts Creek Elementary School. Not pictured, Tanner Burns, graduate of Fairview School.The WestCare Foundation recently honored seven students from schools in Jackson and Swain counties with the Anne and Robert Landsman Fund Award. Students who are graduating from middle or high school are nominated by their guidance counselors and meet criteria set by former teacher Adele Gurevich, daughter of Anne and Robert Landsman, who established the Landsman Fund through the WestCare Foundation. Gurevich selects students who are not typically recognized in an academic setting, and who may have overcome personal obstacles to achieve academic success. The students received a monetary prize and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

The WestCare Foundation is a non-profit committee of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital that exists solely to raise and allocate funds to benefit programs and services thereof. The primary goal of the Foundation is to garner financial support that directly benefits the community through the provision of quality local healthcare. All donations are tax deductible. To donate, call (828)631-8924.


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