LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) Auxiliary recently presented $1,000 scholarships to 10 high school seniors who are planning to pursue a career in healthcare.
The following students earned scholarship awards:
- Darla Lynn Mirsky, Antelope Valley High School
- Emile Anne Hatcher, Desert Christian High School
- Adiba Jahin Chowdhury and Jennifer Aleen Feeley, Highland High School
- Gabriela Romero, Knight High School
- Clarissa Savko, Littlerock High School
- Lilly Bolton-Rodriguez, Palmdale Aerospace Academy
- Tyler Jenny Bybee, Paraclete High School
- Hyeveen Cho and LySandra Vuong, Quartz Hill High School
Chosen from a pool of 79 applicants, each recipient maintained a minimum 3.5 grade point average, attended a local high school, and was accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school.
“For 22 years the annual healthcare career scholarships have been presented to exceptional students to help them pursue their dreams of a future career in healthcare,” stated AVH Auxiliary Scholarship Chair Bobbie Patton. “It is once again our pleasure to present these scholarships, and it is our hope that many of these students will choose to care for patients in our valley when they complete their studies.”
The AVH Auxiliary provides support to the hospital by raising funds and by providing services to support the mission of AVH. Fundraising activities include running the hospital gift shop, thrift shop, auxiliary bake sale and seasonal sale events. In addition to its annual health career scholarships program, some of the auxiliary’s past pledges benefited the Women and Infants Pavilion and OB clinic, continuing-care nursery, neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery, emergency department expansion, and state-of-the-art equipment for the critical care unit.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]