Pat Clearman, volunteer with Mogollon Health Alliance; Kenny Evans, board president of Mogollon Health Alliance; Sharon Benson, family representative; Mike Ward, Native Air/Omni Flight EMT and scholarship award recipient; Chris Wolf, CEO Payson Regional Medical Center took part in a scholarship presentation.
The scholarship is in remembrance of Denny Benson who died last November after an emergency took him to PRMC Emergency Center and then by Native Air Ambulance/Omni Flight Helicopter to the Valley.
Denny and his family were taken such good care of that the family felt compelled to offer a scholarship through Mogollon Health Alliance to someone going to higher education in a health-related field.
Mike Ward is going to obtain his nursing degree and was awarded the Benson Family Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. As an aside--Mike was one of the attending on the flight that took Denny to the Valley.