Health System Auxiliaries Present Scholarships to Volunteens

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.

2 young men and a young woman

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.

1 young man and a young womanAlready 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.

The 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.