MORRISTOWN, NJ - Laura Belovs, a senior at Morris Hills High School, was presented with the Ruth Award by Patricia Colbert, a member of the Board of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC), at the high school’s Senior Awards Assembly on June 5. WAMMC’s Ruth Award is presented annually to a senior high school student who is an active Morristown Medical Center volunteer and completes more than 50 hours and six months of consecutive service. Laura Belovs was recognized with the Ruth Award for her 185 hours of service.
The Ruth Award, which is a one-time award of $500 to offset the costs of college tuition, is designed to recognize outstanding service to Morristown Medical Center for dependability, loyalty and unselfish service to others. This award was created in honor of Ruth Epstein, a devoted WAMMC member and President from 1967-1970. Mrs. Epstein was dedicated to helping others and exemplified the volunteer spirit.
Senior high school students who volunteer at Morristown Medical Center may choose to complete an award application, along with an essay, for consideration. One winner is selected each year by the Hospital Liaison Committee.