Katie Parrinello, a member of the Marcus Whitman Class of 2003, will attend William Smith College this fall as a recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Scholarship. The scholarship also grants acceptance to SUNY Upstate Medical in Syracuse after completion of the undergraduate degree. Parrinello competed against other finalists nationwide. She wrote an essay on why she hopes to someday practice medicine in a rural area, and finished a half-day round of interviews with Hobart and William Smith and SUNY Medical officials to earn the award. Parrinello was featured in the June 23 Canandaigua Daily Messenger story “Big head start for valedictorian”.