RUMFORD — Ashley Duguay will be the recipient of the first Peg Blouin Scholarship from Rumford Hospital. 
The daughter of Jeanie Duguay and the late Pete Duguay, she graduated from Mountain Valley High School this year.  Over the summer she will work as a CNA at Rumford Community Home before beginning nursing studies at University of Maine at Fort Kent. 
The Blouin Scholarship was established this year upon Blouin’s retirement, after 42 years as a registered nurse at Rumford Hospital.  Having been a recipient of the Auxiliary scholarship, which enabled her to earn her nursing degree, Blouin expressed a wish to give back to her community through the scholarship. 
The annual award will be $1,250 to a basic nursing student after that student completes a successful first semester.  The recipient is chosen by a panel comprising the director of nursing, the nurse manager of med/surg and the nurse manager of the emergency department.  The award is based on merit and need.

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