July 3, 2018–The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden
Campus Auxiliaries recently presented $1,000 scholarship awards to six
graduating seniors who served as
Volunteens at the Health System and plan to pursue degrees in the health care field.
The Volunteens received their scholarships during awards presentations
at their high schools and were also recognized at the Auxiliary’s
June quarterly meetings. The Brunswick Campus Auxiliary scholarship winners
included Nicholas Bulatao, Tyjah Johnson and Nautica Paige Watson. The
Camden Campus Auxiliary scholarship winners included Camden County High
School graduates Dorrian Casey from White Oak, Olivia Irvin from St. Marys
and Palak Patel from Kingsland.
Nicholas Bulatao, a graduate of Glynn Academy, plans to study cellular
biology at the University of Georgia. Having a goal to become a medical
doctor for many years, a trip to the Philippines has directed him toward
becoming a pediatrician.
Brunswick High School graduate Tyjah Johnson is interested in working with
people who have mental and developmental disabilities; he will study neuroscience
at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nautica Paige Watson, also a graduate of Brunswick High School, has developed
a passion for patient care and has enrolled in the College of Coastal
Georgia nursing program.
Already a certified athletic trainer, Dorrian Casey aspires to be a physical
therapist and will study kinesiology with a clinical emphasis at Charleston
Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina.
Since the age of five, Olivia Irvin has wanted to work in the medical field.
She is still deciding between becoming a doctor of immunology and infectious
disease or a genetic engineer. Irvin will study biomolecular engineering
or biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Techology.
Inspired by her own dental experiences and getting braces as a child, Palak
Patel plans to pursue a career in orthodontics. She will attend Augusta
University to earn a degree in biology with a focus on a pre-dental program.
Volunteen program is designed for teenagers, ages 14-18, who enjoy helping others and have
a desire to learn more about health care and volunteerism. Graduating
high school seniors who served at least 20 hours through the Volunteen
program and plan to pursue careers in health care were encouraged to apply
for the Auxiliary scholarships offered at the Brunswick and Camden campuses.