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Antelope Valley Medical Center Auxiliary Presents Scholarships to High School Seniors

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The Antelope Valley Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented $1,000 scholarships to 10 high school seniors who are planning to pursue a career in healthcare. Chosen from a pool of 79 deserving applicants, each of the recipients has a minimum 3.5 grade point average, attended a local high school, and has been accepted to study a health career curriculum at 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," said AVMC 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 following students were the recipients of this year’s 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

The AVMC Auxiliary provides support to the hospital by raising funds and by providing services to support the mission of AVMC. 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.

About Antelope Valley Medical Center

Antelope Valley Medical Center, a 420-bed district hospital located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County, has been serving the community for more than 60 years. The area’s only full-service hospital, AVMC provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. It is a Level II trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Certified Community Cancer Center. More information is available at or by calling 661-949-5000. Follow us on Facebook at