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2017 Auxiliary Junior Volunteer Awards


On October 24, the Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary honored their Junior Volunteers with awards and recognition for their dedicated service. The Junior Volunteer program began in May 1967 with 9 “Candy Stripers.” Currently, the auxiliary has 137 Junior Volunteers who have contributed 6088 hours of service to the hospital during fiscal year 2017.

To begin the awards program, Junior Volunteers Ainsley Jeter and Roshni Patel spoke about their experiences as volunteers at FMH and the benefits of volunteering in healthcare. Amy Wheeler and Bonnie Walters, Volunteer Coordinators, presented the Silver Presidential Award to Roshni Patel, who has volunteered over 200 hours within the last year.

Bronze Presidential Awards, presented to volunteers who have given 100-175 hours of service, were presented to Bailee Brown, Rachael Hughes, Shika Inala, Ainsley Jeter, Ali Khan, Thilinie Kuruppu, Muwayra Mahreen, Kaumal Nasir, Nathan Pinto, and Manish Singh.

Superlative awards were presented to Thilinie Kuruppu and Roshni Patel for contributing the most total hours of service with 323 hours and 328 hours, respectively.

Ryan Puthumana, with 86 hours, received recognition for the most hours of service during the summer. Bethany Sechler was recognized for substituting 12 times during the summer for other Junior Volunteers.

Volunteers are Frederick Memorial Hospital play a vital role in the continued success of our organization. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their service and commitment to the Frederick community.

The Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary offers a wide variety of volunteer service area opportunities for both students and adults looking for a unique and rewarding way to help others. For details about the auxiliary and how to begin volunteering, call 240-356-3567 or visit