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MT. VERNON — Eight local high school graduates from the Class of 2019 have their sights set on a career in health care and the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital-Mount Vernon Auxiliary is proud to financially support their college education by awarding them scholarships.

Each scholarship award is worth $1,500 and this year’s scholarship winners’ career choices are as diverse as the three high schools they represent.

The 2019 awardees include:

Haden Harmen, Sesser-Valier High School, will be attending SIU-Carbondale to study Radiologic Sciences.

Priyanka Kaushal, Mount Vernon Township High School, will be attending the University of Illinois-Chicago with the goal to become a doctor.

Minh Nguyen, Mount Vernon Township High School, will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study biomedical engineering and to become a medical doctor.

Drew Owens, Benton High School, will be attending the University of Illinois-Chicago with the goal to become a doctor.

Savannah Staples, Sesser-Valier High School, will be attending the University of Southern Indiana to study for a future career in healthcare administration, law, or dietary.

Aaryana Stringfellow, Mount Vernon Township High School, is enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis and will be pursuing a career in Neurological Sciences.

Nicholas Sursa, Mount Vernon Township High School, has selected Rend Lake College to begin preparations to become a nurse.

Kaijah Weller, Mount Vernon Township High School, has selected the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to prepare to become a future anesthesiologist.

Scholarship winners, accompanied by their parents, attended a recognition dinner at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital on Thursday, May 30.

For more information on future SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary scholarships, please call 618-899-1031.

 

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