Hudson, FL (May 27, 2009) On Saturday, May 23, 2009 the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Volunteer Association awarded four $2,000 scholarships to area high school students at a reception for the recipients and their families. George Niebler, President of the Volunteer Association introduced the dedicated members of the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Scholarship Committee. Education Committee Members included: John Cardalena who is also Chairman of the Emergency Department volunteers; Elliot Lorenzi, Courier Team Leader and Chairman of the Awards Committee and Harriet Prager, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee and also Emergency Department volunteer.
Mr. Niebler called each of recipients up to the podium to receive a commemorative gift, the scholarship and a certificate of achievement from the Regional Medical Center Volunteer Association. Recipients included:
Jamie McCullough who is graduating from Gulf High School, in New Port Richey with a 4.57 grade point average. Jamie is going into the Pre-Med program at Florida State University. She ranked 3rd in the Special Inter-Bachelorette program and has volunteered in Gulf Bay Emergency Department.
Chelsea Rae Shoben who is graduating from Hudson High School, in Hudson with a 4.31 grade point average and is ranked 2nd in her graduating class. Chelsea will be attending the University of Central Florida and wants to become an Ophthalmologist.
Stephanie Spencer-Laine who recent graduated from Ridgewood High School in New Port Richey with a 3.88 grade point average. Stephanie will be attending the University of Central Florida pursuing a career in Pediatrics. She volunteered in the school clinic for two months.
Mario Talanga - graduated from Gulf High School, New Port Richey with a 4.59 grade point average in the special Inter-Bachelorette program where he ranked 2nd. Mario will be attending University of Florida as a Pre-Med major. He volunteered 50 hour as a Courier at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
In the past twelve years the Regional Medical Center Volunteer Organization has awarded over $98,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. The organization also awards scholarships for continuing education programs for employees, volunteers and their family members.
For more information on the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Volunteer Organization, call 727.869.5525
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL. Home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute, over 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers comprise their integrated healthcare delivery team. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has an Accredited Chest Pain Center, JCAHO Accredited Stroke Center and Approved Cancer Program.