During the spring semester every year, the Dodge City Lions Club presents a scholarship to local students in nursing and technical departments.

According to Lions Club member Charles Wilkerson, the scholarships are given to Dodge City Community College students for $500 each.

This year the recipients were Monique L. Gonzalez and Misty Cole.

Gonzalez is a Level 1 nursing student and a 2012 graduate of Dodge City High School.

She is the daughter of Selena Gonzalez and has participated with the Ladies Community Outreach Program for 10 years.

Gonzalez plans to complete her associate degree in nursing science at DCCC and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing followed by completing requirements for the nurse practitioner degree.

Cole is a criminal justice major and 2019 graduate of Spearville High School.

She is the daughter of Matt and Mary Cole and has been involved with Relay for Life, Numana, Avenue of Flags, singing at nursing homes and has helped build raised garden beds at the Manor of the Plains.

Cole plans on becoming a police officer in Kansas after completing her education.

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