From left to right: Vickie Faulstich, Timothy Davis, Tara Milo, Sharon Yoder, Maureen McDonald, Katie Sharp and Carole Olivarri

The holiday spirit of giving and helping others was on full display during the Lake of the Ozarks Newcomers/Longtimers December luncheon. The group, which consists of more 250 women from around the Lake area, awarded three students from Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks with scholarships totaling over $7,500.

Nursing program students Tara Milo (Eldon, Missouri), Katie Sharp (Sunrise Beach, Missouri) and Timothy Davis (Jefferson City, Missouri) were each awarded $2,500 scholarships following a stringent application and interview process. Funds for the scholarships were generated via the group’s 2017 Home Tour event the Newcomers/Longtimers facilitate during the course of the year.

“It truly is an honor to have our students recognized by an outstanding community organization like Newcomers/Longtimers and we are grateful for their generous scholarships the group provided,” Lake of the Ozarks location Nursing Coordinator Sara Riley said. “This is a high-quality group of students who were recognized and we look forward to watching them grow in the nursing profession.”