HOCC Auxiliary awards scholarships to graduates from Southington, Newington, Berlin high schools

Published on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 09:54
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – The Hospital of Central Connecticut Auxiliary at New Britain General has awarded scholarships to four students who have recently graduated high school and are heading off to college to pursue careers in healthcare

Michaela Potamis of Southington was awarded the Kathleen E. Boudreau Scholarship, which is awarded to a student pursuing a career in nursing. Potamis is a member of the National Honor Society, played soccer and track and field in school and graduated from Southington High School in June. She is currently a teen volunteer at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She is also involved in Giving Back Girls, Southington Community Services and the Salvation Army. Potamis will be attending Fairfield University.

Sean Stegmaier of Newington was awarded the Auxiliary Scholarship. Stegmaier played varsity football and volleyball in school and graduated from Newington High School. He volunteered his time with Newington Park & Recreation as a basketball referee and summer camp counselor. He will be attending Central Connecticut State University to study nursing.

Christine Kolc of Berlin was awarded the Phyllis Visnauskas Memorial Scholarship, awarded to graduating seniors with an interest in the healthcare field and a history of volunteerism. Kolc graduated from Berlin High School and has been involved in her school’s tennis team, Polish Language School, Polish Girl Scouts and Upbeat Peer Leadership. She’s also heavily involved in her community through Rotary Interact, Habitat for Humanity and as an altar server at her church. Kolc will be continuing her education at the University of Saint Joseph in its Direct Entry Physician’s Assistant Program. She wants to become a physician assistant in the field of dermatology.

Cole Primo of Berlin was awarded the Joan Barton Scholarship, which is awarded to students with an interest in the behavioral health field. Primo was involved in lacrosse, cross country and HOBY leadership as a representative in school. He graduated from Berlin High School and plans to study nursing. He is also heavily involved in his community, serving as a church usher, youth assistant at Berlin Youth Lacrosse, Boy Scouts of America and Upbeat Community Services. He will be attending the University of St. Joseph.

Students who wish to apply for scholarships at the start of 2022 can visit thocc.org/auxiliary and click on the scholarships tab at the top of the page for more information about each scholarship and to download an application form.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 09:54. Updated: Tuesday, 24 August 2021 09:57.