Healthy Scholarships From Guild
The NorthBay Guild awarded 11 scholarships last week to local teens and NorthBay staff members who are pursuing careers in health care.
Seven employees each received $700 scholarships. They include Tanya Hightower, RN, who is pursuing her BSN in nursing; Vaughn Jenkins, an Environmental Services Aide, who is pursuing a career in surgical technology; Angelica McGinn, a pharmacy tech, who is completing her nursing degree; Laura McGuire, R.N., a cardiac nurse, who is pursuing a master’s of science in nursing to become a family nurse practitioner; Rebecca Miller, R.N., who works on the step-down unit, is earning her BSN; Adrianne Widaman, R.D., is studying for a Ph.D in nutritional biology; and Shawn Vazquez, an E.R. tech, who is studying to become a nurse.
Two NorthBay teen volunteers each received $500 scholarships.
Kaosoluchi “Kaosol” Eqwuekwe, 17, a graduate of Rodriquez High School, will attend UC Irvine and study biochemistry. She plans to become a physician. She was a teen volunteer for four years and logged 257 hours with the program.
Sarah Sendle, 17, a graduate of Armijo High School, plans to attend Solano Community College to become a nurse. She logged 102 hours in one year as a teen volunteer.
Two Vacaville High School graduates each received the Martha S. Orr Scholarship. These $500 scholarships are awarded by the Orr family.
Camille Neitz, 17, and Marina Romero, 17, will both attend the Cal State University, Chico, pre-nursing program in the fall.