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Medical Science Magnet Program Seniors Attend Closing Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 14th, CentraState Medical Center hosted the CentraState - Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) Med Sci Closing Ceremony for the Medical Science Magnet Program’s graduating seniors. This represents the 16th year CentraState has collaborated with the Medical Sciences program in providing career days, lecture series, and the senior externship program.

During the luncheon, graduating seniors were provided a certificate from CentraState Healthcare System President/CEO John Gribbin. Students were congratulated by speakers including Mr. Gribbin, Superintendent of Schools Charles Sampson, Principal Linda Jewell, Dr. James Matera (Chief Medical Officer at CentraState), and Med Sci Supervisor Marybeth Ruddy. Senior Milan Patel also addressed his peers and led the group in thanking their mentors for the wonderful experiences they have all had in the Med Sci program. 

Nancy Barone, Vice President of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation, led the presentation of scholarships to the following six students: 

The Band Aid Open Scholarship – Stephen Gee

The Band Aid Open Scholarship - Srujanesh Gunda

DCH Scholarship – Lynelle Oygenblik 

Anthony Franklin Scholarship – Milan Patel 

33 East Car Wash Scholarship – Maya Patel

33 East Car Wash Scholarship – Michael Bond


The Medical Sciences Magnet Program located at Freehold High School offers a comprehensive and rigorous schedule of mathematics and science as well as a thorough preparation for postsecondary work to high-achieving, self-motivated students interested in medical and natural science. Students work and study in a creative environment enhanced by contact with specialists in the mathematics, science, and health-care fields. 

Opportunities exist for articulation with medical and research facilities. Personal and career counseling with field experiences prepares each student for college and career selection. The program affiliates with colleges, universities, research centers, CentraState Medical Center, and private practitioners.