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Local high school students recognized for service to hospital
Back row from left to right: Trevor Irwin, John Habib, Ross Engstrom, Cody Schultz, Darren Thomas, Kira Willman Front row from left to right: Katrin Jaradeh, Nimrat Mann, Jeremy Schrader, Kajal Verma, Peter Konyn Not photographed: Katrina Habroun, Mehr Kaur, Bhavika Patel, Monica Rangel, Danielle Salomon, Anna Sandberg, Holly Thomas, and Leigh Ann Watson.
CHICO, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 – Enloe Medical Center recognized 21 high school volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their hours of service. The President’s Volunteer Service Award honors individuals, families and groups that have achieved a high standard as measured by the number of service hours given during a 12-month period.
Young adults, categorized as youth ages 15 to 25, receive a bronze award for 100 to 174 hours of service, a silver award for 175 to 249 hours and a gold award for 250 or more hours of service during one year.
Following are 19 of the Junior Volunteers who were honored for their service during the June 2010 to June 2011 service year: Ross Engstrom, John Habib, Katrina Habroun, Trevor Irwin, Katrin Jaradeh, Mehr Kaur, Peter Konyn, Nimrat Mann, Bhavika Patel, Monica Rangel, Danielle Salomon, Anna Sandberg, Jeremy Schrader, Cody Schutlz, Darren Thomas, Holly Thomas, Kajal Verma, Leigh Ann Watson, and Kira Willman. A total of 45 high school students volunteered during this time period. Currently 44 Junior Volunteers are participating in the 2011-2012 service year.
The Enloe Junior Volunteer program gives several awards annually as high school students complete their year of service assisting patients, visitors and staff in the main lobby of the hospital. Through recognition, the medical center aims to help set a standard for service, encourage a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives, said Roseanna Galindo-Kuhn, Director of Volunteer Services.
The Junior Volunteer Program gives high school students the opportunity to work in a health care environment. The program is designed to be an educational and enriching experience for local students. Benefits to include leadership opportunities, skill training, letters of recommendation and leadership experience.
Junior Volunteer applications for high school students age 15 to 18 for the spring 2012 through spring 2013 service year are due to the Volunteer Services Office by Oct. 28, 2011. The application and more information are available online at www.enloe.org/volunteers or by calling Enloe’s Volunteer Services office at (530) 332-4575.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.