Haley Butler-Moore and Allyssa Tedder Receive Stoddard Scholarships for Nursing and Education

Haley Butler-Moore, recipient of the Stoddard Scholarship for Nursing and Education. Courtesy/Michael P Young Photography


The Stoddard Scholarship for Nursing and Education were the result of the late Sen. Steve Stoddard’s work on the Board of the Caldera National Preserve, where he helped decide the future of a unique and beautiful area of northern New Mexico. 

Stoddard was paid a stipend for his work, and the money accumulated during his years of service. Stoddard, along with his wife Barbara, recognized the need for more quality teachers and nurses and thus formed this scholarship which is awarded to an outstanding graduate of Los Alamos High School planning to major in nursing or education at an accredited New Mexico College or University.

The recipients are 2014 Los Alamos High School graduates Haley Butler-Moore and Allyssa Tedder.
Deciding on a nursing major did not come easily to Butler-Moore. She has always longed to make a difference and solidifying her decision was a trip to Costa Rica last summer, where she met two nurses, one who worked in the emergency room and another who was a retired surgical nurse.
Allyssa Tedder, recipient of the Stoddard Scholarship for Nursing and Education. Allyssa TedderCourtesy/Michael P Young Photography

With the Costa Rican mountains in view, she conversed with these two professionals about the field of nursing. These discussions cemented Butler-Moore’s desire to study nursing and make a difference. She is the daughter of Stacy Kyle and Nylea Butler-Moore. She will attend the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Tedder has always wanted to do something in her future career that was challenging, interesting, and made a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. Nursing a career choice that offers offers her all three of these qualities.

Her strong academic background and desire to contribute something positive to the world make her well suited to this demanding and rewarding career path.

“Where else can one get such job satisfaction and know that every day they will influence people’s lives for the better, their health for the better, and even prolong their lives based on what you do and say?” Tedder said.

She is the daughter of Jeff and B.J. Tedder. She will attend the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.


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