The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, has awarded $85,500 in scholarships to 38 high school students who have expressed interest in a career as a healthcare professional. The students from 19 different high schools in the East County were selected by school administrators for their academic excellence, outstanding citizenship and a desire to improve our world in the healthcare field, according to GHD 2013 board president Dr. Michael Long. Two students from each high school received a GHD scholarship of either $3,000 or $1,500.
The students included (name of the high school follows the student’s names): Shamya Stewart, Alondra Sanchez, Chaparral; Danielle Weatherford, Brooke Downey, Christian; Valentina Mansoor, Lara Lawrence, El Cajon Valley; Binh An Nguyen, Laura Lucero, El Capitan; Melissa Goodman, Melinda Hoffman, Foothills Christian; Victoria Guzman, Shantae McDowell, Granite Hills; Michael Harmer, Austin Swisher, Grossmont; Laila Hamzai, Heather Rowlands, Grossmont Middle College; Christopher Scott, Alexis Isaac, Helix Charter; Mary Emma Cherwa, Reeta Zamro, Liberty Charter; Erick Espinoza, Jaleshia Green, Mount Miguel; Marisa Allan, Teresa Castaneda, Monte Vista; Michelle Lavin, Shannon Arguilez, Mountain Empire; Max Fang, Justin Bolinger, Patrick Henry; Rachel Rebello, Rebekah Moore, River Valley Charter; Erin Lucore, Ali Habibullah, Santana; Cristian McGough, Lauren Rogers, Steele Canyon Charter; Ziad Sali, Katharine Moses, Valhalla; Kevin Espley, Gabrielle Plante, 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 $791,500.

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