Grossmont Healthcare District awarded 39 scholarships to healthcare scholars from 20 high schools at March 17th board meeting

2017 high school scholarship winners, representing 20 local high schools

GHD Board of Directors group photo with 2017 high school scholarship winners, representing 20 local high schools

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) awarded $88,500 in scholarships to 39 high school students who have expressed interest in a career as a healthcare professional. The scholarships were presented at the GHD board meeting on Friday, March 17.

The students from the 20 local high schools in the East Region were selected by school administrators for their academic excellence, outstanding citizenship and a desire to improve our world in the healthcare field. Students from each high school will receive up to $3,000 at the end of their first successfully-completed semester of college.

“We applaud these students who have demonstrated great potential in leading the next generation and shaping the future of healthcare,” said Michael Emerson, GHD Board President. “It’s important for us to invest in America’s youth and encourage these young adults as they continue their studies in the healthcare field with the goal of serving in the workforce of tomorrow. We look forward to their future success through college and beyond.”

The students include (name of the high school in parenthesis follows the students’ names): Amara Harris, Nicole Hurtik (Christian); Victoria Hoehn, Izabel Sandoval (Diego Valley Charter); Mario Ballo, Noor Haleem (El Cajon Valley); Mikayla Buckley, Tori Vaca (El Capitan); Hannah Byce, Cierra Norton (Foothills Christian); Zaida Minjares, Vallarie Basa (Granite Hills); Breanne Williams Sutton, Ashley Hans (Grossmont); Alexandra “Sasha” Munson, Emelda Alchi (Grossmont Middle College); Gabrielle Root, Emily Lam (Helix Charter); Jenna Marogi (IDEA Center High); Anna Bray, Lauren Jouni (Liberty Charter); Euridice Pamela Sanchez-Martinez, Silvia Bustos (Monte Vista); Noemi Avenido, Lorraine Maraan (Mount Miguel); Ashley Alvarez, Lilly Shuster (Mountain Empire); Madisyn Delaney Taylor, Julia Ronney (Patrick Henry); Emma Kellio, Katharine Martens (River Valley Charter); Rency Mallari, Jessica Garcia (Santana); Angelina Miramontes, Anna Silva (Steele Canyon Charter); Madison Becker, Zion White (Valhalla); Rose Hawaree, Rayelynn Barker (West Hills).

GHD has honored local high school students interested in a healthcare career with scholarship grants since 1999. Over the years, hundreds of local high school students have received individual scholarships totaling more than $1 million.

2017 high school scholarship winners, representing 20 local high schools

2017 high school scholarship winners, representing 20 local high schools

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