Presence St. Joseph auxiliary awards 10 scholarships

Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary recently presented 10 scholarships to students in the Fox Valley area. The students will pursue careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy and biomedical engineering.

The auxiliary has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships since 1977. Auxiliary members consider academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, a personal essay and letters of recommendations in their decision.

The scholarship program is funded with the help of EFS Foundation and funds raised from auxiliary projects.

The scholarship winners include: Deniz Namik of Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville; Elizabeth Acuna of Larkin High School in Elgin; Alexis Santana and Caroline Treadwell, both of St. Charles North High School; Alyssa Duruelo of St. Edward High School in Elgin; Sarah Fannin, Noemi Hernandez and Sharai Orozco, all of Streamwood High School; and Rediat Ephrem and Jaqueline Calabrese, both of Westminster Christian School in Elgin.

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