The recipient of the 2020 Angeline Gale Scholarship for $5,000 is Vonashey Owens, a married mother of four children, who is also caring for two nephews whose mother passed away after suffering from an aggressive form of breast cancer. Of these six children, one is 12 years old, and two are teenagers. Ms. Owens is a nursing student at Rasmussen College, and is on track to graduate in December, 2020. She has been described by one of her professors as a team player who exhibits strong leadership skills and is very detail oriented.
Her Senior Academic Advisor refers to her as a great student and a great mentor to her fellow classmates. In addition to her academic studies, Ms. Owens works part-time at Bright Star Care, a home healthcare service company, through which she monitors patients and assists with medications and wound care. She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity as Treasurer for the Pioneer Prairie Homeowner’s Association, and is involved with an organization in school district 33 known as Bringing People All Together (BPAT), which promotes cultural identity among African American students. Following graduation, Ms. Owens would like to work as a community nurse focusing on the control of communicable diseases.