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Front Row (L-R): Miguel Garza, Nadia Gomez, Jennifer Shepherd, Brittany Bazaldua, Ariana Castillo, Alyssa Gutierrez, Krista-Bella Carlos and Lisset Gonzalez. Middle Row (L-R): Diego Bustillos, Rosa Gonzalez, Ivanna Castañeda, Alejandra Garcia, Sofia Chavez, Marlin Garcia, Ilse Puente and Adriana Serna. Back Row (L-R): Carlos Treviño, Chief Operating Officer; Kennetha Foster, Chief Nursing Officer; Javier Iruegas, Chief Executive Officer and Tim McVey, Chief Financial Officer.

Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and the MRMC Medical Staff awarded $17,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from the Mission area and surrounding communities. The MRMC scholarships are awarded annually to seventeen outstanding students interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Participating schools include Mission, Sharyland, Veterans Memorial, La Joya, Pioneer, Juarez-Lincoln and Palmview High Schools. Juan Diego Academy and Jimmy Carter Early College High School are also among the recipient schools.

Academic performance, financial need and extra-curricular activities determine the winners of the $1,000 scholarship. A one-page essay is also required.

Recipients of the 17 – Mission Regional Medical Center Scholarships are:

  • Alejandra Garcia (Jimmy Carter Early College High School)
  • Lisset Gonzalez (Jimmy Carter Early College High School)
  • Ariana Castillo (Juan Diego Academy)
  • Sofia Chavez (Juarez-Lincoln High School)
  • Marlin Garcia (Juarez-Lincoln High School)
  • Adriana Serna (La Joya High School)
  • Ilse Puente (La Joya High School)
  • Diego Bustillos (Mission High School)
  • Rosa Gonzalez (Mission High School)
  • Krista-Bella Carlos (Palmview High School)
  • Alyssa Gutierrez (Palmview High School)
  • Nadia Gomez (Pioneer High School)
  • Jennifer Shepherd (Pioneer High School)
  • Ivana Castañeda (Sharyland High School)
  • Miguel Garza (Sharyland High School)
  • Brittany Bazaldua (Veterans Memorial High School)
  • Karina Farias (Veterans Memorial High School)

Mission Regional Medical Center and its Medical Staff congratulate the dedication of these exceptional students and encourage their career in the health care industry.