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Scholarship honors former OrthoIllinois employee

Luiting said receiving the $2,000 scholarship will help with his tuition.
Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 6:56 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Being selected as a scholarship recipient is a great honor, but receiving one that honors the memory of a friend is even more special.

That’s the reality for one Blackhawk Tech student. Aragorn Luiting received the Kelsea Anderson scholarship. It was created in memory of Anderson, who was an OrthoIllinois physical therapy assistant who died in January of 2018.

Luiting said receiving the $2,000 scholarship will help with his tuition. However, it means so much more since he and Anderson grew up together and even spent a lot of time water skiing together for nearly a decade.

“I’m very, very honored to do this - especially for it to be in her name, that’s the coolest part of it,” Luiting said. “I think about her almost every day, especially when I work at Roxbury. They have a plaque on the wall, so it’s a good reminder when you go to work.”

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